Ultram Pain Reliever

Ultram® (tramadol hydrochloride) is a prescription pain reliever approved to treat moderate to moderately severe pain. This medication is only approved for adults (age 16 and older), and is typically taken every four to six hours as needed.
 
Although Ultram is a pain reliever, it is not considered a controlled substance or a narcotic by the United States Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA). However, this medication has significant potential for abuse and is classified as a controlled substance in certain states.
 
As a prescription pain reliever, Ultram is classified as a "centrally acting opioid analgesic." This means that it works in the central nervous system (the brain and spinal cord), acts much like morphine in the body, and relieves pain. Ultram also works in a similar manner as some antidepressant medications by inhibiting the reuptake of certain brain chemicals (serotonin and norepinephrine).
 
Although most people have no problems with Ultram, it is not suitable for everyone. Make sure your healthcare provider is aware of any other medications you are taking (including vitamins and non-prescription medicines), as well as any other medical conditions you may have.
 
(Click Ultram for a complete overview of this pain reliever. This article also discusses how Ultram works, potential side effects, and safety concerns to be aware of before using this medication.)
 
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