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Adley, Mark (2018) DrugWatch information sheet: Tramadol. UK & Ireland DrugWatch.

External website: http://www.thedrugswheel.com/?page=tramadol

Tramadol is a centrally acting analgesic structurally related to codeine. It has multiple actions: after entering the body it breaks down (metabolises) mainly into O-desmethyltramadol which acts on opioid receptors and also affects levels of serotonin and noradrenaline. It is approximately as potent as codeine and used to treat both acute and chronic pain.


Item Type
FactSheet
Publication Type
International, Open Access
Drug Type
Opioid, Prescription/Over the counter
Intervention Type
Drug therapy, Harm reduction
Date
4 February 2018
Publisher
UK & Ireland DrugWatch
EndNote
Accession Number
HRB (Electronic Only)

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