BY JULIA NELSON
Thousands of people take tramadol prescription as a painkiller and it is more adverse and is killing more people every day than any other drug, even including heroin and cocaine.
The effect of drug on body, depends on its usage. Like when analgesic is mixed with other drugs or alcohol than it becomes very vulnerable but if analgesic is taken precisely, it does not cause any harm.
In Northern Ireland, 33 deaths were related only to the use of Tramadol and among the dead was a 70-year-old retiree and a 16-year-old girl. It clearly shows that the use of this drug do not depends on, what age group people can use it but on the safe prescribed method of its consumption. To treat severe or moderate pain, the opioid-based medication is used with prescription. In 2014, a drug was classified that it can not be allocated without a prescription, was class “C” opoid.
Main issue is that many people who are addicted to the use of this dangerous drug; Tramadol, are in regular routines to obtain it from the black market because they can not get more prescriptions for having finished their treatments, and also because their doctor has prescribed another medication and they can not go with the previous one to whom they are obsessed.
“Being a medication so commonly used and so prescribed, I do not think people realize the potential risk they have when they take Tramadol without medical supervision,” explains Professor Jack Crane, a pathologist from the State of Northern Ireland.
Crane required that the Tramadol classification be updated again so that the adverse one can not be consumed, so that it is updated to class “A”.
Pain management: tolerance and addiction
Some prescribed medicines used to treat pain can be addictive. Addiction is different from physical dependence and tolerance.
⦁ In cases of physical dependence, when any substance is suddenly suspended withdrawal symptoms occur.
⦁ Tolerance occurs when the starting dose of a substance loses its potency over time.
Some people develop different psychological and behavioral response with the use of narcotic pain medicines, and this is what we called addiction.
Although the use of some prescribed narcotic drugs have effect of addiction like tolerance and physical dependance on the people, but it means they are not addicted because this effect is only in a very small percentage, because they are used with appropriate medical administration.
Opioid analgesics work by cohering to the receptors in the brain, which as a result blocks the sensation of pain and its effects are similar to those of opium or morphine.
They should not be used for more than 3 or 4 months, unless it is done under the direct administration of your doctor.
Names of some opioid drugs: