It's no secret that a problem of drug deaths is increasingly being grappled with. But according to a scientist, there is a certain pain reliever that is taking more lives than even heroin.
Tramadol is guilty of taking more lives than illegal drugs. You may know Tramadol somewhere as its brand names - Ultram or ConZip. The medicine prescribed by the doctor is similar to an opiate. It is usually prescribed for pain relief.
Tramadol works in the brain, specifically the focal sensory system. It changes the way the body feels and reacts to pain. While the pain reliever is effective if taken as prescribed, the problem arises when patients mix the prescribed medication with alcohol or other medications. Specialists in Northern Ireland connected 33 deaths to Tramadol last year alone.
Crane explained: “I can't imagine how people don't recognize how conceivably dangerous taking Tramadol is. I think this is because it is a drug that is still prescribed by many doctors - people accept that it is safe.
Side effects of Tramadol
Oddly enough, Tramadol has a long list of possible side effects. Reactions to medication can include:
· Threw up
· Severe stomach upset
· Rashes, tingling, or swelling
· Difficulty urinating
· Loss of hunger
· Slow or shallow breaths
Patients taking Tramadol are increasingly dependent on its ability to relieve pain, as are opioids. If Tramadol is taken in excess, a patient can become physically and mentally dependent on the drug. Tramadol deaths mainly occur from patients mixing the drug with other drugs or substances. In Northern Ireland, Tramadol was rebranded and made illegal without a prescription. Many scientists, like Crane, are now pushing for stricter limitations on the dangerous drug.
If you are a consumer of this drug, ask your doctor for more in-depth information about it or look for sources of information that can help you more strictly to see if you should eliminate its consumption immediately.