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Brand name: Tramal

Tramal is a brand of medication containing the active ingredient tramadol. It is only available with a doctor’s prescription.

Tramal is a type of painkiller. It is used to relieve moderate to severe pain. If you use it as advised by your doctor, Tramal is unlikely to be addictive. But used in other ways, it can be.

Tramal is available as capsules, tablets or injections. Tramal capsules are swallowed whole with water. Tramal SR are tablets that slowly release the medicine over a few hours – they should be swallowed whole with water. It doesn’t matter whether you take the capsules and tablets with meals or not. Tramal injections are administered by your doctor or nurse.

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Active ingredient in this medicine: tramadol

Pack size information

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Information for medicine and pack size:
Tramal 50 mg/mL injection solution, 5 x 1 mL ampoules

Consumer Medicine Information leaflet:

This leaflet may also be found inside the medicine package. It contains information on side effects, age restrictions and other useful data.

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What this medicine is for

Relief of moderate to severe pain.

Table of characteristics
Table of characteristics
Active ingredient
Visual appearance Clear, colourless solution, practically free from visible particles
Dosage Form Injection, solution
Route of administration Intravenous
Medicine schedule
5 x 1mL injection: Prescription Only Medicine, or Prescription Animal Remedy

There is one type of pack available.

Pack type 1
Pack type 1
Type Ampoule
Storage temperature Store below 30 degrees Celsius
Storage conditions Protect from Light
Life time 5 Years
We were unable to verify that this medicine is available on the PBS (Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme). Please consult your pharmacist if you need further information

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