Tramadol is a very powerful painkiller used worldwide. This popular painkiller it`s good but it can also be lethal. It can be very dangerous and it`s reasonable for more deaths than any other drug.
People use this drug for eliminating moderate or severe pain every day. The tramadol changes the way the body responds to pain so it`s very similar to narcotic analgesics.
Since it`s a prescription drug people considerate it safe for use not knowing how dangerous it can be.
In April 2016 BBC reported that a man from Belfast died after taking Tramadol with other prescription drugs. Also in North Ireland 33 deaths were associated with Tramadol.
AVAILABILITY OF TRAMADOL
In 2014 Tramadol was reclassified as Class C illegal drug, so it should be available only on prescription and the possession of this opiate based drug without one is considered a crime.
Unfortunately more people chose the illegal way to get the drug. According to Professor Jack Crane the number of deaths caused by this drug will increase if black markets continue to exist.
Although it`s classified as Class C drug Tramadol contains Class A drug compounds.
The man from Ireland died because the effects of the Tramadol were made even more severe because of the diazepam and alprazolam. This combination put the man into a deep sleep and coma so he stopped breathing. This was his response to the question of the mother of the deceased man when she asked Professor Crane if her son suffered any pain when he died.
These are the main things that everybody needs to know before taking Tramadol.
If you take Tramadol exactly how the doctor has prescribed you than Tramadol is not harmful.
If combined with alcohol and other drugs increases the risk of side effects.
If you use narcotic medications, sedatives or tranquilizers don’t take Tramadol for couple of hours.
Don’t change the prescribed dose. This can stop the breathing immediately.
Don’t take higher amounts of Tramadol.
This drug causes addiction and for that reason only take the drug the way your doctor prescribed you.
Never ever give Tramadol to other people since it has very serious side effects and it can lead to addiction, overdose and death.
Tramadol pills are only for oral use so don’t crush the pills
Be careful not to inhale the powder from crushed Tramadol pill because it can be lethal and it can lead to overdose.
It should not be used by pregnant women because it can have severe effects on the fetus and even death.
TRAMADOL AND OTHER DRUGS
When mixed with other drugs Tramadol can have very serious side effects and it can even cause death. If you take any medications consult your doctor before taking Tramadol. You should never take Tramadol if you take any of the following drugs:
Drugs that make you sleepy and drugs that slow down the breathing like tranquilizers, antipsychotic meds, sedatives, muscle relaxer or sleeping pills.
Narcotic medications – opioid pain meds or cough medications.
Drugs that affect the serotonin levels in the body like medications for Parkinson’s disease, migraine or headaches, depression, prevention of nausea or vomiting and depression.
These medications are just some of the drugs that affect Tramadol. A lot of other drugs also interact with Tramadol but also vitamins, over the counter drugs and herbal products.
SIDE EFFECTS OF TRAMADOL
If you notice any of the following signs like swelling of the throat, lips or face, heavy breathing, swelling of the tongue or hives or if you have allergic reactions to the drug seek medical help immediately.
Consult your doctor if you have:
– Shallow breathing, infertility or seizure
– Skin reactions like fever, red or purple rash, skin pain, burning in the eyes swelling of the face or tongue
– Low cortisol levels – dizziness, nausea, loss of appetite, vomiting, tiredness and weakness.
This drug is strongly forbidden for kids. If Tramadol is taken by child it will cause blue colored lips, sleepiness, heavy and slow breathing and other very serious complications, so be careful.