Tramadol has been approved as a prescription medication since 1995. This dosage form information has been formulated for tramadol as an oral tablet. This information contains only the popular drug forms and the dosage they are available in. The drug form suited for you might depend on a variety of factors like age, condition, severity, medical history and response nature to the medication.
In the event of moderate to severe pain, you can purchase Tramadol at the dispensary, where you will be able to find several dosage forms for Tramadol. The dosage forms and strengths available here have been mentioned below.
Generic name: Tramadol
Tablet Form: Oral
1) Immediate release tablet of strength 50mg
2) Extended release tablet of strength 100, 200 and 300mg.
Brand Name: Ultram
Tablet form: Oral
- Immediate release tablet of 50mg.
Reconstituted suspension – 10mg/ml
The extended release Tramadol formulation was given the nod by the FDA in 2005. The extended release formulation provides prolonged analgesia round the clock with just one dose on daily basis. However, the pharmacological factors of the extended release version and the immediate release version might change significantly and the user can opt for any one of the formulations based on the condition of the pain.
Tramadol Extended-release tablets work through a two-way mechanism.
- The first mechanism focusses on the agonism of weak u-opioid receptors.
- The second one deals with the reuptake inhibition of norepinephrine and serotonin.
The active ingredient of Tramadol tablet takes its own time to get released and is mostly activated within one hour of consumption. The active components stay in the plasma up to 8 hours on an average. The immediate-release oral tablets need to be consumed every 4 to 5 hours for consistency with pain relief. However, the extended-release tablets exhibit a prolonged action and the drug gets released throughout the day. Hence, it is recommended for consumption once a day. This is why it is said to be very effective in patients who suffer from chronic pain due to the prolonged activity in the system.
The tramadol tablets are meant to be taken only orally and the extended tablets must not be crushed or tampered for any form of abuse. Please follow the instructions to avoid any forms of health-related concerns and dangers.