What is pain? Pain is an unpleasant sensation that are usually characterized by localized physical suffering which varies from mild, moderate, to severe types of pain.  Pain is due to nerve stimulation, specifically nerve fibers that carry pain impulses, caused by injuries or other medical disorders. There are many pain medications available that are used to relieve pain. There are those which treat mild to moderate pain, and there are those which treat moderate to severe pain just like the drug called Tramadol. Tramadol comes in different brands and our best seller is OL-Tram 100mg. Next to OL-Tram, we also have Tamol XX 200mg and UDL 200mg. Certain studies show that tramadol works best for nerve pain associated medical conditions, but it is also effective in other types of pain such as joint or muscle pain. It is also effective for both chronic and acute pain.


Tramadol is a narcotic-like pain reliever used to treat moderate to severe pain. It is a “narcotic-like” pain reliever because it is a synthetic drug similar to opioid analgesics. Narcotic pain medications are strong pain relievers. The mechanism of Tramadol includes both non-opioid and opioid components. In its opioid component, the mechanism is similar to opioid analgesics wherein the drug tramadol binds to opioid receptors in the brain to block the pain communication to the brain. In simpler terms, it works on the nervous system to reduce the pain you feel.


Tramadol tablets or capsules are taken orally with or without food, usually every 4 to 6 hours as needed. Your doctor will usually start you on the lowest dose and will gradually increase your dose if needed, depending on your medical condition and response to the drug. It’s important that you strictly follow the doctor’s dosing instructions. Tramadol is a habit forming medication hence may cause addiction, even at regular doses. It can also put you at risk of abuse and misuse. Do not increase the dose on your own, do not take it more frequently, and do not take it longer than prescribed. Those who have a history of drug or alcohol abuse or addiction are at higher risk. Misuse and abuse of this medication may lead to overdose and even death.



While it is habit-forming, taking this medication regularly at higher doses or for a long time may also cause withdrawal symptoms. Withdrawal symptoms may occur if this medication is abruptly stopped. Withdrawal symptoms may include nausea, sweating, runny nose, watery eyes, restlessness, and muscle pain. To avoid withdrawal symptoms, your doctor will gradually reduce your dose. You should ask your doctor how to properly reduce your dose.