Thursday, 13 October 2011

Types of Tramadol

Tramadol comes in many types,such as
  • capsules (regular and extended release)
  • tablets (regular, extended release, chewable, low-residue and/or uncoated tablets that can be taken by the sublingual and buccal routes)
  • suppositories
  • effervescent tablets and powders
  • ampules of sterile solution for SC, IM, and IV injection
  • preservative-free solutions for injection by the various spinal routes (epidural, intrathecal, caudal, and others)
  • powders for compounding
  • liquids both with and without alcohol for oral and sub-lingual administration, available in regular phials and bottles, dropper bottles, bottles with a pump similar to those used with liquid soap and phials with droppers built into the cap
  • tablets and capsules containing (acetaminophen/APAP), aspirin and other agents.


Tramadol is used in treating moderate to severe pain.It treats for restless  legs syndrome and fibromyalgia because it is a centrally acting opioid anagesic,developed in the late 1970s by pharmaceutical company Grunenthal GmbH.
Tramadol is a synthetic analog of the phenanthrene alkaloid codeine.Tramadol is considered to be good tablets all over the world.Opioids are chemical compounds which act upon one or more of the human opiate receptors. The euphoria and respiratory depression of opioids are mainly caused by the μ1 and μ2 receptors;as well as other opioids, is due to these effects, but tramadol's serotonergic and noradrenergic effects may contribute to possible dependence as well.