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Tramadol as a remedy for arthritis
Everyone wishes to live a healthy life without any pain, whereas for few people the daily life goes by suffering from pain. There are various reasons that cause pain like muscle soreness, muscle tension and arthritis (joint pain or joint disease). There are different varieties of arthritis and its related conditions. An individual of any sex, age can get affected by arthritis and women get frequently affected by arthritis when they get older. Some of the symptoms of this disease painful swelling, stiffness and pain. The pain can be of different forms and they are mild, moderate or severe and sometimes the pain stays same for a long time but can get worse over time. The severity of this disease can lead to chronic pain, unable to do routine activities and struggle in walking as well as climbing stairs.

When a disease affects the daily life or routine, it also affects the person mentally. Are you one among the patients who are suffering from pain? If yes, there is no need to be worried. There are various safe medication methods available in recent times. One of the best pain reliever medications that have been very popular among the patients is Tramadol. This drug is used in the treatment of an individual who is suffering from pain. This drug helps to get relief from the pain, whether it is moderate or severe. It is a narcotic-like pain reliever and the pill is also available in the extended-release form which helps a patient to get relief from pain around the clock. This kind of pill is not used on an as-needed basis for pain and it is a powerful pain reliever that can be used for patients when they did not get relief from using any other type of pain relievers. The drug is an opioid analgesic and comes under many brand name Ultram. Tramadol provides relief for various types of arthritis like

  • Rheumatoid Arthritis – This pill is commonly prescribed for this type of The synovial membrane is attacked due to this disease as a result swelling and pain can occur in the joints
  • Osteo Arthritis – the elasticity diminishes in the cartilage thus pain develops in the joints and the drug helps to get relief.
  • Juvenile Rheumatoid Arthritis – this condition is similar to Rheumatoid Arthritis but this affects the children of 18 years or younger.
  • Infectious Arthritis – the infection happens in the joint tissues, and can be caused by a fungus, virus or bacteria. The infection can spread through the bloodstream to other organs hence along with treating pain the infection should be brought under control as well.

What are the dosages that can be taken?

Tramadol inhibits the pain receptors to the brain and that changes the perception of pain thus reducing the pain in a person. The drug is also used as an anti-depressant. This pain relief pill is available in two formulations like immediate release as well as in extended release capsules. Immediate release pill is available in 50 mg and 100mg, whereas the extended-release is available in 100 mg, 150 mg, 200 mg, and 300mg. The pain reliever pill can be taken every 4 to 6 hours as needed and it can be taken with or without food. The patients who are suffering from any kind of pain are recommended to consult their doctor about all the health problems and the medications that have been currently taken. It is very important to seek advice because there is a high possibility of drug interactions between the current medications and Tramadol.

The dosage strength that has been prescribed by the doctor has to be taken only for the prescribed span of time. There are few things that can be avoided while taking this drug like consumption of alcohol, taking tablets for depression or any mental illness and narcotic pain medicines, as taking these medicines would interact with the chemical substances in the Tramadol and cause serious ill effects. Since Tramadol is habit forming it is recommended to take the drug only according to the doctor’s advice. The medication should not be shared with anyone especially for those who have a history of substance abuse, addiction to alcohol or smoking.