About Tramadol

Tramadol (Ultram) Dosage

Tramadol (Ultram) DosageDosing Tramadol medication

Different factors influence the dosage of Tramadol. Such factors include age, the tolerance level of the patient, previous medical history or health condition and the intensity of the medical condition of the patient.

For the pediatric patient, the strength of the dosage is reduced. The dosage level is calculated with the body mass of the child. Hence it is noticed that the doctor will increase the dosage proportional to the growth of the child.

The standard dosage of Tramadol in a child ranges bellow 50mg for the child with tolerable body mass. But the dosage will never exceed 100mg under any circumstance. In adults, the average dosage ranges between 50mg of Tramadol for 3 to 4 times a day.

Your physician may alter the dosage depending on the effectiveness of the medication in reducing the pain. However, the maximum dosage will never exceed 400mg for daily use.

It is also noted that the recommended dosage of Tramadol 400mg should be divided into 4 times a day. For patients suffering from chronic pain, the initial dosage will be 100mg only once a day.

The clinical trials on elderly patients have no proper results. Hence, it is advised to take low dosages in the starting phase of the treatment.

Tramadol is commonly recommended as oral medication. The available forms of Tramadol are tablets and capsules. Depending on the capsule, the effectiveness will be sustained for a longer or shorter duration of time in the body.

It is seen that patients finding difficult to remember the dosage can take this extended-release Tramadol tablet. In that cases, this ER capsules will help you. Also, the elderly and working peoples may not remember to take medication frequently in their workplace.

The ER capsules will be very needful to them. There is no restriction limit on taking Tramadol. You can take this in any instance with or without food. If you find any trouble with taking without food, you can take it after your meal.

Tramadol is a short-term medication to be taken only at the time of disorder. Continuing the dosage beyond the recommended period of time will result in unnecessary health complications to the patients.

Under such a case with Tramadol. Tramadol belongs to the opioid class of medications. The drugs that fall under this category are used to reduce the acute and chronic pain in the patient.

As other medication, this drug also has the increased possibility of getting overdosed. Over-dosage of Tramadol will lead to serious adverse effects. The symptoms depend on the condition of the patient and the medication they are using presently.

Such symptoms Tramadol includes drowsiness, dizziness, mental illusion, headache, vomiting, constipation, nausea. In some cases, the symptom may be life-threatening. Hence care should be taken in maintaining the dosage level of the patient. If Tramadol is associated with alcohol it causes serious effects to the patients.

If Tramadol dosage exceeded, then Naloxone is used as an antidote to reduce the effects. The complete medication should be washed out if overdosed. Other supportive measures should also be adopted by the physician guide to treating the patient.

The exceeded dose results in symptoms such as decreased respiration, difficulty in breathing. Hence this condition of the patient should be monitored periodically under medical supervision.

In other such cases of overdose of Tramadol can lead to severe adverse effects. Under such condition, the patient feels increased seizures. Also, it is found to have the more life-threatening condition and leads to death. Hence it is necessary to monitor the patient with care to avoid such incidents.

There are various treatment methods are available to treat the overdosed effects and to neutralize the condition of enhanced Tramadol. Such methods are noted to treat the specific complication health condition at the time.

Carrie BSN, RN
Carrie is a registered nurse for almost 14 years now and she works at a local hemodialysis outpatient center in USA. She has around 9 years experience in cardiac nursing, orthopedic rehabilitation and 3 years experience in nephrology nursing. Carrie has been working as a freelance writer for three years now and has written many articles and blogs on nursing, pain, exercise, health and wellness.