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Tramadol Pills

Tramadol hydrochloride (Ultram®) is a prescription medication used to treat moderate to moderately severe pain in adults (age 16 and older).
The drug comes in pill form. It is taken by mouth, usually every four to six hours as needed for pain. Tramadol pills are only available in one strength -- 50 mg.
Tramadol is part of a group of medications called "centrally acting opioid analgesics." This means that the drug works in the central nervous system (the brain and spinal cord), acts much like morphine in the body, and relieves pain. Tramadol also works in a similar manner as some antidepressant medications by inhibiting the reuptake of certain brain chemicals (serotonin and norepinephrine).
Although most people tolerate tramadol pills well, the medication is not suitable for everyone. Before taking this drug, make sure to talk to your healthcare provider about any other medical conditions you may have and any other medications you are taking (including vitamins and herbal supplements). Some of the common side effects include drowsiness, headaches, and nausea.
(Click Tramadol for a more in-depth look at how tramadol pills work, potential side effects, general dosing guidelines, and information on what to tell your healthcare provider before using this medication.)
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