Tramadol (Ultram) – What is Tramadol?

What is Tramadol?

Tramadol is a benzenoid derivative is an opioid pain medicine which is used in the treatment of mild and severe pain.

Tramadol affects the brain and changes how the body feels and responds to the pain which results in the relieving from the pain.

Tramadol is marketed as Tramal by the German Pharmaceutical company Grünenthal GmbH in 1977 and after 20 years it was launched in USA, UK, and Australia under its brand name Ultram. It is the brand name that has been used worldwide nowadays. The U.S. FDA approved Tramadol in the year 1995 and its extended-release formulation in September 2005.

Ultram is one of the most prescribed pain-relieving medication in the U.S.

Tramadol is recommended by the medical practitioner to their patients for the conditions such as:

  • For acute and chronic pain
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Arthritis
  • Combined with Paracetamol to improve the efficiency in relieving the pain
  • Anxiety and Depression
  • Headaches
  • Can be given for treating back pain and nerve pain

Tramadol is therefore used as a pain reliever in the muscle and also used for the patients in treating other pain related problems.

Tramadol is available in the forms including liquids, drops, syrups, tablets, powders that can be mixed with the water, and capsules. The forms also include extended release formulations and injections.

The tablet form with a concentration of 50mg has been manufactured in different shapes and sizes including oval, round and oblong shapes and can be in white and gray color.