Tramadol Uses and Advantages
Tramadol Hydrochloride is a pain relief formulation first manufactured by Gruenenthal GmbH in the latter part of the 1970s. The company launched the immediate-release product as Tramal in 1977.
Gruenenthal GmbH is a pharmaceutical company found in Stollberg, Germany. It started its operations in 1946 as a small, self-sufficient, family-owned company. The research-based company pioneered in the industrial production and marketing of penicillin.
Today, the company is widely acknowledged for its superior analgesic formulations. It is also recognised for its oral contraceptives, as well as for products formulated to treat diseases of the respiratory tract.
Tramadol is popular the world over as a pain relief prescription drug. Although made available in the United States only in 1995, it is now extensively used.
A 5-year study covering the years 2008-2013 illustrate prescriptions jumping from 14 million in 2012 to 44 million in 2013 in America alone.
Tramadol is used for the management of pain in adults.
Doctors prescribe the drug to relieve neuropathic, dental, and osteoarthritic pain.
Ob-gynecologists prescribe it for labour and post-caesarian section pain.
Tramadol is also prescribed for postoperative and posttraumatic pain.
It is also a popular pain relief treatment for rheumatoid arthritis, diabetic neuropathy, renal colic, acute musculoskeletal problems, chronic pancreatitis, low back pain, and postherpetic neuralgia.
Tramadol demonstrates high clinical value for a wide array of medical conditions accompanied by moderate or mildly severe pain.
It shows good tolerability.
Compared with other drugs, Tramadol is less likely to result in respiratory depression. If breathing problems do occur, they are usually relatively less pronounced.
Tramadol is less likely to result in constipation.
Research shows that Tramadol is more effective for managing post-surgery pain compared with most NSAIDs.
Tramadol helps patients to control their anxiety, improve their moods, and manage pain-induced fretfulness.
Tramadol exhibits less potential for dependence, abuse, and withdrawal symptoms.