FROM OUR EXPERTS
For some reason, Tramadol is an overlooked, misunderstood drug. Even some doctors are confused about some facts that seem to be little known. Most know that tramadol is used to treat pain and comes in both short acting and time released formulas. Various brand name drugs contain tramadol including: Ultracet, Ultram, Ultram ER, Ryzolt, and Rybix. Because these all contain tramadol, they are all worth considering even for the toughest to treat pain. But first, let's clear up some confusion about tramadol.
Is tramadol an opioid? So many people have been lead to believe that tramadol is not an opioid medication. In fact, tramadol is considered an opioid medication because it like morphine and hydrocodone bind to and activate the mu opioid receptor . This mechanism provides the pain relieving, the analgesic effect. And like all the other opioids, the regular use of tramadol can lead to physical dependency . Thus, when this exogenous source of opioids is withdrawn suddenly, a per...
Do you have questions about headaches or Migraines? Many of our readers do, and each week, and Dr. John Claude Krusz and Teri Robert answer some of them. Dr. Krusz is a world recognized headache and Migraine expert, often conducting groundbreaking research at his clinic in Dallas. Here are this week's questions and answers...
Is this Migraine aura without headache or silent Migraine? Full question and answer .
What kind of foods can trigger a Migraine? Full question and answer .
Best time to take Migraine abortive? Full question and answer .
Light headedness accompanied by constant headache for 5 months? Full question and answer .
Intense 10- to 30-second pains on left side of head? Full question and answer .
What can be done about perfumes and odors that trigger Migraines? Full question and answer .
Long-term consequences of frequent triptan use? Full question and answer .
Taking 25mg Topamax. Would increasing dosage help? Full question and answer .
Can daily tramadol fo...
Secondary Headache Disorder: headache caused by another illness or disorder. Cervicogenic headache is an example of a Secondary Headache Disorder . You can read more about the Secondary Headache Disorder cervicogenic headache: Cervicogenic Headache - The Basics For more terms, see our Migraine and Headache Glossary . Follow me on or Medical review by John Claude Krusz, PhD, MD. © Teri Robert and J.C. Krusz, 2010. Last updated August 21, 2010 .
You should know
Answers to your question are meant to provide general health information but should not replace medical advice you receive from a doctor. No answers should be viewed as a diagnosis or recommended treatment for a condition. Content posted by community members does not necessarily reflect the views of Remedy Health Media, which also reserves the right to remove material deemed inappropriate.