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Tramadol is a man-made (synthetic) analgesic (pain reliever). Its exact mechanism of action is unknown but similar morphine. Like morphine, tramadol binds to receptors in the brain (opioid receptors) that are important for transmitting the sensation of pain from throughout the body to. Tramadol, like other narcotics used for the treatment of pain, may be abused. Tramadol is not a nonsteroidal antiinflammatory drug (NSAID) and does not have the increased risk of stomach ulceration and internal bleeding that can occur with NSAIDs.

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Tramadol works to block the opioid receptors in the central nervous system and brain and alters how the body experiences pain. In place of feeling discomfort, an individual under the influence of Tramadol would have a euphoric sensation.


The extended time release component to Tramadol makes this drug unique from other opiate painkillers. Medical professionals warn that it should not be combined with alcohol or other drugs, especially tranquilizers, sedatives and other narcotics as it can impact the individual’s breathing, causing it to slow or stop. Tampering with the time release mechanism can lead to a multitude of dangerous side effects, including death.


There is an increased likeliness for seizures when there is a history of seizures, traumatic brain injury and in individuals who also take muscle relaxers and antidepressants.


Gallus Detox Center is a private inpatient detox facility specializing in IV therapy for Tramadol abuse. If you have questions about our facility, detox method or need help stopping Tramadol dependency, please call us at 855-338-6929.

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