How to Take the Different Forms of Tramadol?
As a pain medication, Tramadol comes in a variety of forms and doses. Thus, patients who were prescribed this drug should take it as directed by their doctor. This section will provide general information on how each form of the medication should be taken. So the drug comes in the form of fast-acting capsules, soluble tablets (dispersible tablets), oral drops, injection, slow-release capsules & modified release tablets, and how to take doses for certain pain, as well as how to store the medicine.
How to Take the Slow-Release Capsules and the Modified-Release Tramadol Tablets?
If you were prescribed the modified-release capsules and you know that you have trouble swallowing, then you need to inform your doctor right away (before starting treatment) because some of the brands allow chewing, not swallowing.
How to Take Tramadol Doses in Milligrams?
Chronic Pain (oral dosage – extended-release Tramadol tablets):
- Adults should start with 100 mg once a day. Depending on the case, a doctor may decide to increase the dose. If that is the case, the dose does not exceed more than 300 mg per day.
- Adults and teenagers (16 years-old or older) should take from 50 mg to 100 mg a day every four or six hours, as needed. The dose can be increased, but no more than 400 mg a day. Do not increase doses on your own. If you want to increase the dose, speak to your doctor first, as there could be consequences of undesirable side effects or even overdose.
Moderate to Severe Pain (oral dose Tramadol – disintegrating tablets):
- Adults and teenagers (16 years-old or older) should start with the 50 mg or 100 mg every four or six hours, as needed. Once again, the dose can be increased up to 400 mg a day, but not more than that. If you need a higher dose (up to 400 mg per day), you must consult with your doctor first. Do not take increase the dose on your own!
Oral Dose of Tramadol Tablets:
- Adults and teenagers (16 years-old and above) should start with 25 mg a day. The medications should be taken every morning. The dose can be increased but only by your doctor.
How to Store Tramadol?
If you buy Tramadol online, make sure that you have met with your doctor first and have a prescription. Furthermore, you should inform your GP if you have taken or are currently taking any medications because such combinations could reduce the effectiveness of the Tramadol, worsen your health condition (if you suffer from illness), or create undesirable side effects.
NOTE: Do not self-medicate with Tramadol as you are increasing the risk of medical or even physical problems.