Tamol XX is used to relieve moderate to moderately severe pain, including pain after surgery. The extended-release or long-acting tablets are used for chronic ongoing pain. Tramadol 200MG belongs to the group of medicines called opioid analgesics. It acts in the central nervous system (CNS) to relieve pain. When Tramadol is used for a long time, it may become habit-forming (causing mental or physical dependence). Physical dependence may lead to side effects when you stop taking the medicine. Tamol-XX 200mg is red in color and is manufactured by Signature pharmaceuticals.
Common Side Effects Of Tamol XX
- Dizziness or Drowsiness
- Stomach Pain
1. About Tamol XX
Tramadol is a strong painkiller. It’s used to treat moderate to severe pain, for example after an operation or a serious injury.
It’s also used to treat long-standing pain when weaker painkillers no longer work.
Tramadol is available only on prescription. It comes as tablets, capsules and liquid drops that you swallow. It can also be given by injection but this is usually only done in hospital.
2. Key facts Tamol XX
- The most common side effects of tramadol are feeling sick and dizzy.
- It’s possible to become addicted to tramadol, but your doctor will explain how to reduce the risks of becoming addicted.
- If you need to take tramadol for more than a few weeks, your treatment plan may include details of how and when to stop taking this medicine.
- It’s best not to drink alcohol with tramadol as you’re more likely to get side effects like feeling sleepy.
- Tramadol is also called by the brand names Invodol, Larapam, Mabron, Maneo, Marol, Maxitram, Oldaram, Tilodol, Tradorec, Tramquel, Tramulief, Zamadol, Zeridame and Zydol.
3. Who can and can’t take Tamol XX
Tramadol can be taken by adults and children aged 12 and over.
Tramadol is not suitable for some people. Tell your doctor or pharmacist before starting the medicine if you have:
- had an allergic reaction to tramadol or any other medicines in the past
- an illness which causes seizures
- a head injury
- an addiction to alcohol, strong painkillers or recreational drugs
- breathing difficulties
- kidney or liver problems
- had a reaction to other strong painkillers in the past
4. How and when to take Tamol-XX
Follow your doctor’s instructions about how to use this medicine. This is particularly important because tramadol can be addictive.
The dose can vary but you should not normally take more than 400mg a day.
Tramadol does not usually upset your stomach, so you can take it with or without food.
Different types of tramadol
Tramadol comes as:
- fast-acting tablets – these contain 50mg of tramadol
- slow-acting tablets – these contain 50mg, 75mg, 100mg, 150mg, 200mg, 300mg or 400mg of tramadol
- fast-acting capsules – these contain 50mg of tramadol
- slow-acting capsules – these contain 50mg, 100mg, 150mg or 200mg of tramadol
- drops that you swallow – these contain 100mg of tramadol in 1ml of liquid
- an injection (usually given in hospital)
- soluble tablets – these contain 50mg of tramadol
- tablets that dissolve in the mouth – these contain 50mg of tramadol
- an injection (usually given in hospital)
Tramadol drops, injections and some tablets and capsules are fast-acting. They start to work within 30 to 60 minutes. They’re used for pain that is expected to last for only a short time. You may be told to take fast-acting tramadol only when you need it for pain or on a regular basis. Always follow the instructions given to you by your doctor.
Some tramadol tablets and capsules are slow-release. This means the tramadol is gradually released into your body over either 12 or 24 hours. This type of tramadol takes longer to start working but lasts longer. It’s used for long-term pain.
Your doctor will decide the right dose for you, depending on how sensitive you are to pain and how bad your pain is. Your dose may need to be changed several times to find what works best for you. In general, you will be prescribed the lowest dose that relieves your pain.
How much to take
Dosages vary from person to person. Your dose will depend on how bad your pain is, how you’ve responded to previous painkillers and if you get any side effects.
How to take it Tamol XX
Fast-acting tramadol comes as capsules, drops and 2 different tablets – soluble and dissolve-in-the-mouth tablets:
- capsules: swallow each capsule whole with plenty of water
- drops: mix the drops into a glass of water then drink the whole contents of the glass
- soluble tablets: dissolve each tablet in 50ml (1/2 cup) of water and drink
- dissolve-in-the-mouth tablets: make sure your hands are dry before handling the tablet. Take the tablet out of the blister pack and put it on your tongue. Suck the tablet, do not chew it. After it has melted, swallow or have a drink of water. You can also dissolve the tablet in a glass of water if you prefer.
Slow-release tramadol comes as tablets and capsules. It’s important to swallow slow-release tramadol tablets and capsules whole with a drink of water.