Tramadol is used to relieve moderate to moderately severe pain, including pain after surgery. The extended-release or long-acting tabletsare used for chronic ongoing pain.
Tramadol belongs to the group of medicines called opioid analgesics. It acts in the central nervous system (CNS) to relieve pain. Whentramadol is used for a long time, it may become habit-forming (causing mental or physical dependence). Physical dependence may lead to side effects when you stop taking the medicine.
Take this medicine only as directed by your doctor. Do not take more of it, do not take it more often, and do not take it for a longer time than your doctor ordered. The dose of this medicine will be different for different patients. Follow your doctor's orders or the directions on the label.
This medicine is available only with your doctor's prescription.
For chronic pain:
For oral dosage form (extended-release tablets):