Tramadol is an FDA approved synthetic centrally acting opioid analgesic. Tramadol is highly effective for patients who need treatment for moderate to moderately severe chronic or acute pain. This analgesic is rapidly absorbed, achieving pain relief within one hour. It’s used to treat postoperative patients and is equivalent to morphine for moderate pain.
Tramadol has been used successfully in the treatment of chronic conditions such as back pain. This drug has serotonin and norepinephrine reuptake inhibitor effects and has been found useful in the treatment of restless leg syndrome and diabetic neuropathy.