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Is Tramadol responsible for more deaths than any other drug?

A top pathologist from Ireland, states that Tramadol, which is the most widely used painkiller in the world, is responsible for the deaths of more people than any other drug on the market.

Tens of thousands of people take this painkiller every day, in order to relieve severe pain. This drug is very similar to analgesics, because it changes the feel and the response of the body to pain. The consumers simply do not realize how dangerous this drug is, and simply because it is a prescription drug, they assume it is safe.

Tramadol and its availability

This is a drug that it should be only available when prescribed. Possessing drugs without a prescription is a criminal offence.

The anti-drug campaigns are stating that the number of people that turn to the black market in order to obtain Tramadol, is increasing every day.

Professor Jack Crane says that people are going to die, if the authorities do not take an action soon. He says that Tramadol should be classified as a Class A drug, instead of being a Class C drug. This action alone, will not severely decrease the use of Tramadol, but it will be a clear warning.

What must you know?

  • Tramadol should not be taken in a combination with tranquilizers, alcohol, sedatives and narcotic medications.
  • If you change the dose, it can affect and in some cases, even stop you breathing at the moment of usage.
  • You need to take the prescribed amount of it, never go more than that.
  • It is a habit-forming drug.
  • Never share this drug with anyone else, because you can cause the other person harm. It may lead to addiction, overdose or even death.
  • Pregnant women must be careful, because this drug can have life-threatening effects on the fetus.
  • Never crush Tramadol, because it is intended for oral use only.
  • The powder that comes from the crushed pill should not be injected or inhaled, because it can easily lead to overdose and death.

Drugs that affect Tramadol

This drug can interact with other drugs, which can lead to some pretty serious side-effects. Before you start using this drug, make sure that you tell your doctor if you are currently using some kind of medications like:

  • Narcotic medications
  • Drugs that make you sleep or the kind that slows down your breathing
  • Types of drugs that can affect your body’s level of serotonin

Side effects of Tramadol

If you notice any signs of allergic reactions to this drug like hives, difficulty breathing, swelling on the face, tongue, throat or lips, immediately seek medical attention.

You also need to call your doctor if you experience:

  • Seizure
  • Nausea, loss of appetite, worsening tiredness, weakness or vomiting
  • Infertility
  • Skin reactions: fever, skin pain, swelling of the face or tongue, red or purple skin rash and burning in the eyes.

This drug is forbidden for children.

 

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