Tramadol is a long acting tablet used for relieving moderate to chronic pain after surgery. This pain reliever belongs to the class of medicines known as opioid analgesics and is available in different forms and in different dosages. Tramadol works by changing the way the patient’s brain responds to any kind of pain, be it moderate or severe and may increase the levels of neurotransmitters norepinephrine and serotonin. Generic formulation of tramadol is manufactured by 90 companies under different names. Some of the names under which one can buy tramadol are Conzip, Ultram ER, Ultram, Ultracet and Rybix ODT.
Is the difference between generic tramadol affects the medical condition?
No, the difference between the generic tramadol does not affect your medical condition. It means that the same therapeutic effect can be achieved in every generic tramadol. Knowing about the generic medication would help you to get a better idea. When the drug is invented and manufactured, the drug company would get the patent for it and this medication is the brand one. When the patent of this ends, it is said that other generic manufacturing companies would get the chance to invent a similar drug to that of a brand one. The important factor is that, the active ingredient must be the same for all the generic drugs. So, in case of tramadol generic, the active ingredient would be the same. This is very important because only this ingredient would help a patient to treat their condition. The difference between all generic tramadol is the inactive ingredient. These ingredients has no effect on the medical condition but is used as a binding agent in the medication. This is the reason why tramadol generic is also used in treating pain. You can take any generic tramadol medication that is prescribed by your doctor to get an authentic effect on the body.
The difference in usage between generic tramadol
Ultram is used for the treatment of moderate to moderately severe pain in adults and has a maximum dosage of 400mg/day, (just like Rybix ODT) due to increased risk of severe side effects. Whereas, Conzip and Ultram ER are opioid agonists used for the treatment of moderate to moderately severe chronic pain in adult patients who needs round the clock treatment of their pain for an extended time period. Ultracet is used for short term treatment of acute pain (five days or less). Conzip, Ultram ER and Ultracet have a maximum dosage of 300mg/day.
The efficacy and safety of Conzip and Ultram ER in users under the age of 18 have not been established, whereas Ultracet and Ultram’s efficacy and safety has not been established in patients under the age of 16 and 17 years for Rybix ODT. Read Ultram user reviews before buying the drug.
Some common side effects of tramadol
Some of the common side effects of Tramadol and its different versions are constipation, dizziness, vomiting, headache and drowsiness. Less common ones include vertigo, rashes, diarrhea, and itching, sweating and dry mouth. If any of the following symptoms are noticed, seek medical assistance.