Tramadol 50mg is a pain reliever and should be used as prescribed to treat moderate to severe pain.
How should I take tramadol 50mg?
Take tramadol 50mg exactly as prescribed. Monitor all instructions and guidelines as per your prescription sticker. If you use the tramadol 50mg extended-release tablet, the tablet shell may pass into your stools (bowel movements). This is normal and does not mean that you are not receiving enough of the medicine. Do not stop using this medicine suddenly, or you could have unpleasant withdrawal symptoms. Consult your doctor to carefully discontinue consuming the dose. Store at room temperature away from moisture and heat. Tramadol 50mg is a drug of abuse and you should be attentive if anyone is using your medicine inadequately or devoid of a prescription.
Tramadol 50mg dosing information
Usual Adult Dose for Pain:
Adults (17 years or older): 50 to 100 mg orally every 4 to 6 hours or as prescribed for pain -For patients not requiring express onset of painkilling effect: Initial dose: 25 mg orally/day; titrate in 25 mg additions every 3 days to reach a dose of 25 mg for 4 times/day; thereafter increase by 50 mg as accepted every 3 days.
Maximum dose: 400 mg per day
-Doses should be adjusted; for patients not requiring rapid analgesia, tolerability may be increased by a slow dose titration.
-Tramadol 50mg should not be used postoperatively in patients up to 18 years after tonsillectomy and/or adenoidectomy or in adolescents up to 18 years who are obese or have conditions that may increase the risk of breathing problems.
For the management of pain severe enough to require an opioid analgesic and for which alternative treatments are inadequate.
Usual Adult Dose for Chronic Pain:
Extended-Release (ER): 18 years or older (tramadol 50mg-naive): 100 mg orally/day
-Individually titrate in 100 mg increments every 5 days to an effective dose that reduces adversativeretorts
-Maximum Dose: 300 mg/day
For patients CURRENTLY receiving Immediate-Release (IR) Tramadol 50mg:
Initial Dose: Calculate 24-hour IR requirement and initiate with a total daily ER dose rounded down to the next lowest 100 mg increment orally once a day Conversion from OTHER Opioids: Discontinue all other around the clock opioid drugs prior to initiating therapy.
-Initial dose: 100 mg ER orally once a day
-Individually titrate in 100 mg increments every 5 days to an effective dose that minimizes adverse reactions
-Maximum Dose: 300 mg/day
-Due to limitations of dose selection with ER formulations, some patients may not be able to convert from the IR to ER.
-The ER products should not be used with other tramadol 50mg products and should not be taken more often than once a day.
-Monitor patients closely for respiratory depression, especially within the first 24 to 72 hours of therapy and following dose increases.
-For patients with moderate to moderately severe chronic pain not requiring rapid onset of analgesic effect, tolerability can be mproved by initiating slowly, possibly with the immediate-release product.
-This drug is not recommended for patients less than 18 years old.
Use: For the management of pain severe enough to require around-the- clock long-term opioid treatment for which alternative treatment options are inadequate.
Tramadol 50mg side effects
Get emergency curative aid if you have signs of a hypersensitive reaction to tramadol 50mg or a severe skin reaction (temperature, sore throat, irritation in your eyes, red or purple skin rash/ peeling).
Call your doctor at once if you have:
- strident breathing/ shallow breathing;
- a slow heart rate or a weak pulse
- seizure (convulsions);
- irregular menstrual periods
- Low cortisol levels – nausea, vomiting, loss of appetite, dizziness, worsening tiredness or weakness.
Common tramadol 50mg side effects may include:
- nuisance, giddiness, lethargy, tired feeling;
- constipation, diarrhea, biliousness, nausea, gastric pain;
- feeling nervy or anxious; or
- irritating, dripping, reddening or tingly feeling.
This is not a complete list of side effects and others may occur. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects.