Tramadol HCL is a centrally acting synthetic opioid analgesic, (pain killer)
which relieves moderate to severe pain such as pain following surgery, hip
replacement or other bone and dental surgery. This drug also helps relieve
chronic pain associated with cancer, nerve pain or low-back pain.
Opioids in general, combine with the opioid receptors in the brain to block
the transmission of pain signals. The cause of the pain may remain, but less pain is actually felt.
Tramadol comes alone or in combination with acetaminophen, combination brands are:
Ultracet, Padolten and Zaldiar, which contain Tramadol 37.5mg and acetaminophen 325mg.
Brands of Tramadol only include: Tramacip, Tramadolor, Ultram, Zytram and others.
Tramadol is available in various forms, including capsules, tablets, orally dispersible tablets,
(sublingual) extended release, gradual release (ER or Retard) and IV injections.
Ordering options for Tramadol, including Padolten and other Generics are below.
No prescription is needed, some pharmacies will require a consultation via questionnaire to
enable their staff physician to issue a prescription (this is always a free consultation).