✔️Trade name – Ultram, Zytram
✔️Pregnancy category – Not prescribed to pregnant women
✔️Dependency liability – Moderate
✔️Legal status – schedule IV
✔️The onset of action – 50-60 minutes
✔️Duration of action – 6 hours
✔️Administration routes – mouth, intramuscular, intravenous
✔️Excretion – Urine (95%)
Tramadol was first patented in 1963. But it is launched in 1977 in the name of “tramml”. Tramadol is approved for medical use in the UK and the US in 1990. This drug is available in generic formulation. This tramadol is one of the most used and prescribed medicine in the whole world. According to the report of 2017, this tramadol drug is the 30th most commonly used drug in the US.
Tramadol is an opioid medication. It is used to treat mild to severe pain of both acute and chronic types. Tramadol is also effective in treating fibromyalgia ( it is a widespread pain in which a person feels tired and sleepy) but the FDA didn’t approve this drug to treat fibromyalgia. Tramadol is available in both immediate-release and extended-release formulation which is used according to a type of acute and chronic pain respectively. Tramadol also sold in combination form its combination with paracetamol is also used worldwide for pain treatment. Tramadol contains a certain amount of morphine so that it is very good at treating pain and relief from pain stress.