Thousands of people take the prescription of tramadol as an analgesic and it is more adverse and is killing more people every day than any other drug, including heroin and cocaine.
The effect of the drug on the body depends on its use. Like when the analgesic is mixed with other drugs or alcohol, it becomes very vulnerable, but if the analgesic is taken accurately, it does not cause any harm.
In Northern Ireland, 33 deaths were related only to the use of Tramadol and among those killed were a 70-year-old retiree and a 16-year-old girl. It clearly shows that the use of this medicine does not depend on what age group people can use but on the prescribed safe method of consumption. To treat severe or moderate pain, the opioid-based medication is used with a prescription. In 2014, a drug that cannot be assigned without a prescription was classified, it was class “C” opoid.
The main problem is that many people who are addicted to the use of this dangerous drug; Tramadol is in regular routines to obtain it from the black market because they cannot obtain more prescriptions for having finished their treatments, and also because their doctor has prescribed another medication and they cannot go with the previous one to which they are obsessed.
“Being a drug so commonly used and prescribed, I don’t think people realize the potential risk they have when they take Tramadol without medical supervision,” explains Professor Jack Crane, a pathologist from the state of Northern Ireland.
Crane required that the Tramadol classification be updated again so that the adverse one cannot be consumed, so that it is updated to class “A”.
Pain management: tolerance and addiction
Some prescription medications used to treat pain can be addictive. Addiction is different from physical dependence and tolerance.
⦁ In cases of physical dependence, when any substance is suddenly suspended, withdrawal symptoms occur.
⦁ Tolerance occurs when the initial dose of a substance loses its potency over time.
Some people develop different psychological and behavioral responses with the use of narcotic analgesics, and this is what we call addiction.
Although the use of some prescription narcotics has an addiction effect such as tolerance and physical dependence on people, it means that they are not addicted because this effect is only in a very small percentage, because they are used with proper medical administration.
Opioid analgesics work by binding to receptors in the brain, which as a result blocks the sensation of pain and its effects are similar to those of opium or morphine.
They should not be used for more than 3 or 4 months, unless done under the direct administration of your doctor.
Names of some opioid medications: