The first things first are to follow to take the pain relief medication Tramadol is consulting with the healthcare professional. Talk with the doctor about your pain and suffering that would help you to acquire the right medication to treat your pain. You should not take the drug more of it and more often. Also, avoid taking this drug for a long period of time, just keep up with the direction given by your doctor.
If you found that this medication is not working well even after you have been taking this drug for a long period of time, then you should not increase the amount of dose intake and you should have to consult with your doctor. If you are using a disintegrate tablets then you have to keep your hands dry before the use of the tablet. If you are not ready to take the medication, then do not open the blister pack, keep it out of air reach.
Just follow the simple procedure that pealing the blister pack to take your medication out of it, only if you are going to use it. Avoid pushing the tablet through the foil. You do not have to break, crush or chew the tablet, just place it in your mouth and it will start to melt quickly. Once the tablet has melted, then you have to swallow or take a sip of water. The extended tablets are made of liquids and do that you can simply swallow it.
Procedure for Tramadol Dosing
The available doses of Tramadol are 50mg, 100mg, 200mg and 400mg. The dosing of this drug varies from a person to another depending on their health condition, age and their ability to react to this drug. It is necessary to follow your doctor’s orders or the directions that are given on the label. In the following, we have given the information but only the average doses of this drug. If you are taking a different dose, then you do not change the doses that are prescribed to you by the doctor.
The amount of the drug that you take will depend on the dosage strength of the medication that is given to you. Also the number of doses that have been given for you to take on each day, the time between each of the doses, and the length of the time that you take the drug depending on the medical problem for which you are using this Tramadol drug.
# For Chronic Pain Relief:
Oral dosage form of tablets:
- Adults and for teenagers who are 16 years and older are allowed to take 50 to 100mg of Tramadol medication for every four to six hours of time as per your need. Your physician will increase the dose of the medication depending on your reaction to the drug. However, the dose should be limited within 400mg per day.
- For children who are below 16 years of age are allowed to use the dosage amount that is prescribed by your doctor.
Oral dosage form of Extended-release tablets:
- Adults and teenagers should use the only 100mg of Tramadol dose once in a day. Only your doctor can increase the amount of dose that you have to take and only if it is needed. However, the dosage amount is not more than 300mg per day.
- For children, this drug can be prescribed just as directed by the doctor.
# For Moderate to Severe Pain:
Oral dosage form of disintegrating tablets:
Adults and teenagers should have to follow the direction that has been given by the doctor or physician. The allowed dose of disintegrating tablets is 50 to 100mg per day and the dose can be increased as per the advice from the doctor. And it can be increased to the maximum dose of up to 400mg per day but not more than that.
Oral dosage form of tablets:
Adults and for teenagers who are 16 years and older are allowed to take 25mg of Tramadol medication for every four to six hours of time as per your need. Your physician will increase the dose of the medication depending on your reaction to the drug. However, the dose not is increased over 400mg per day.
Missed a dose
Due to certain circumstances, you might have missed a dose, and in such cases, you do have to take the medication as soon as you remember the missed dose. However, if the time for your next dose is near then you can skip this and can take the other one. Make sure that you are not taking the doses back to back or together which might lead to the cause of overdose. Take the medication as much and only if needed.
Storage of Tramadol
Store the medicine in a closed container at room temperature, away from heat, moisture, and direct light. Keep from freezing. Keep out of the reach of children. Do not keep outdated medicine or medicine no longer needed. Ask your healthcare professional how you should dispose of any medicine you do not use.