Ultram, also called tramadol or tramadol hydrochloride, is a powerful pain reliever. If you suffer from lower back, muscle or joint pain, post-operative pain, or pain from arthritis or fibromyalgia, ultram might be the answer for you.
If you have had surgery or oral surgery, your physician may give you a single oral dose of ultram. It has an extended release system that will alleviate your pain when you need around the clock treatment. It relieves moderate to severe pain.
It should be taken by mouth exactly as described on your prescription label. It can be taken with or without food, but should always be taken the same way. So if you begin by taking it with food, continue taking it with food. If you begin by taking it alone, continue doing so.
Ultram is used for the same purpose as codeine, but has been found to provide greater pain relief than codeine does. It is used not only as a pain reliever, but also as a muscle relaxer. Used as a muscle relaxer ultram provides back pain relief and eases pain in the legs and hips. It relieves muscle and joint pain. It can provide 24 hour relief for restless leg syndrome. Fibromyalgia sufferers use ultram to mute their daily pain and some have even reported that it has returned them to their pre-fibromyalgia well-being. Arthritis sufferers use ultram to relieve the pain of arthritis flare-ups. When arthritis pain gets out of control, ultram provides relief.
Ultram was developed in the 1970’s by a pharmaceutical company called Grunenthal. It is approved by the FDA and can be ordered online without a prescription.
One ultram user who has been on the drug for 6 years for fibromyalgia, arthritis and also degenerative disc disease, reports that ultram is the only drug that relieves her pain and that it also has the fewest side effects.