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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