In the opinion of a top pathologist from Ireland, Tramadol, is the most widely used painkiller worldwide. Take more human lives than any other drug. Everyone probably wonder how a popular painkiller is so dangerous for the human health?
Danger Lurks Beneath the Surface
Thousands of people to relieve moderate to severe pain use tramadol on a daily basis. It can change the how the body feels and responds to pain. In some way is similar to the narcotic analgesics.
Sadly, most of the people who use not have a perception how dangerous this drug is. Because this is a prescription drug they think it is safe.
According to statistics data, were 33 deaths in North Ireland. From reported of BBC in April 2016 one west Belfast man died after taking several prescription drugs with Tramadol.
The Availability of Tramadol
This opiate-based drug should only buy with prescription. But in 2014, it was reclassified as an illegal Class C drug without a prescription. To possess a drug without a prescription is a criminal offense.
The anti-drug campaigners say that most people for possessing this drug are tend to turn to the black market.
The professor Jack Crane fears that so many people will die if action against this is not taken. He looks for a crackdown on the illegal market. He says that Tramadol is classified as Class A drug rather than Class C drug. Despite facts this won’t prevent the use of Tramadol, but will serve as a warning.
Mr. Crane explains that the effects of Tramadol can be worse with the presence of alprazolam and diazepam. This can forced man into a deep sleep, before he fell into a coma and then stop his breathing.
What You Must Know?
IN correctly and prescribed amounts, Tramadol CAN’T CAUSE any harmful condition. When we combine with other drugs and alcohol, appear a high danger risk.
If you take alcohol, sedatives, narcotic medications and tranquilizers you shouldn’t take Tramadol in the past few hours. Changed dose seriously can affect and stop your breathing in very moment of taking.
Keep in mind not to take this painkiller in large amounts than the ones are prescribes.
Tramadol can be a habit-forming drug. For this is crucial to take the amounts from your doctor.
MUSTN’T SHARE Tramadol with another person. Any misuse can cause overdose, addiction or even death in people who use it without prescription.
Tramadol can cause life-threatening symptoms in the newborn. So be careful pregnant women!
Since Tramadol tablet is only for oral use, you shouldn’t crush it.
When is crushed the pill, formed powder mustn’t be inhaled or inject. It can lead to overdose life-threatening effects and death.
Drugs That Affect Tramadol
Before to use Tramadol told to your doctor all of your current medicines. This drug can interact with many drugs causing dangerous side effect or even death.
Narcotic medications – opioid pain medicine or prescription cough
Drugs slow down the breathing or drugs that make you sleepy – muscle relaxer, sleeping pills, tranquilizer, sedative or antipsychotic medicine.
Effect on the serotonin level in the body – medicines for migraine headaches, depression, severe infections, Parkinson’s disease or prevent vomiting and nausea.
There are much more drugs including the over-the-counter medicines, herbal products, and vitamins, which interact with Tramadol.
Tramadol Side Effects
If appear any signs of allergic reactions immediately look for medical help. Reactions are difficulty breathing, hives, swelling of the lips, face, throat or tongue.
If you have this call the doctor:
- Weak or shallow breathing
Low levels of cortisol – vomiting, weakness or worsening tiredness, nausea, dizziness, loss of appetite.
Serious skin reactions – skin pain, fever, swelling of the tongue or face, purple or red skin rash, and burning in the eyes
For children Tramadol is strongly forbidden. If a child takes it can experience difficult symptoms. Some of them are sighing, slow breathing, noisy breathing, blue colored lips and being unusually sleepy of hard to wake up.