What is Tramadol?
In 2011, tramadol was linked to 20,000 emergency department visits around the country, according to a report in MedPage Today.
Tramadol is the generic name for a prescription opioid painkiller also known as Ultram, Conzip, Rybix ODT, and Ultram ER. Tramadol is prescribed by doctors to treat moderate to severe pain in adults. Tramadol also comes as an extended relief tablet to control all-day pain commonly associated with cancer and cancer treatments as well as other chronic pain conditions.
Always take this prescription medication exactly as prescribed by a physician to avoid serious side effects and potential overdose. Misuse and abuse of this medication can lead to serious health effects as well as substance dependence and addiction. Never combine Tramadol with other medications or alcohol, which can lead to overdose.
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