Addiction to Tramadol
Tramadol is a prescription opioid painkiller for moderate pain. It’s often used for pain after surgery or for chronic pain from conditions like fibromyalgia.
Tramadol most often comes in 50 mg tablets and is taken orally. Brand names of tramadol include:
- Ultram ER
Common street names for Tramadol include trammies, chill pills, and ultras.
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Tramadol Effects and Abuse
Tramadol is often prescribed because it has less addictive potential than other opioid painkillers. While most painkillers are Schedule II substances under the Controlled Substances Act, Tramadol is a Schedule IV substance.
Tramadol is abused for its calming and euphoric effects. People who abuse Tramadol usually feel relaxed and happy. People with severe pain may also take higher doses of the drug. Individuals who take large doses of Tramadol can stop breathing and may experience a fatal overdose.
Symptoms of tramadol overdose can include:
- Respiratory depression
- Abnormally low blood pressure
- Slow heart rate
- Sweating or clammy skin
- Weak muscles
- Pinpoint pupils
Withdrawal symptoms associated with Tramadol addiction can be intense and sometimes dangerous. Medically assisted detoxification and treatment is the safest way to overcome a Tramadol addiction. For help finding a treatment program that fits your needs, please give us a call today.