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analgesic

 [an″al-je´zik]
1. relieving pain.
2. pertaining to analgesia.
3. an agent that relieves pain without causing loss of consciousness.
narcotic analgesic opioid analgesic.
nonsteroidal antiinflammatory analgesic (NSAIA) nonsteroidal antiinflammatory drug.
opiate analgesic (opioid analgesic) any of a class of compounds that bind with a number of closely related specific receptors (opioid receptors) in the central nervous system to block the perception of pain or affect the emotional response to pain; such compounds include opium and its derivatives, as well as a number of synthetic compounds, and are used for moderate to severe pain. Chronic administration or abuse may lead to dependence.
Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.

tra·ma·dol

(trah'mă-dol),
An analgesic drug with a mechanism of action that is unusual in that one optic isomer exerts typical opioid-type effects and the other isomer interacts with the reuptake and/or release of norepinephrine and serotonin in nerve terminals.
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tramadol

(trăm′ə-dôl′)
n.
A synthetic analgesic, C16H25NO2, used in its hydrochloride form to treat moderate to moderately severe pain. It is structurally similar to codeine and has both opioid and nonopioid effects.
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tramadol

Ultram® Pharmacology An analgesic Adverse effects Constipation, N&V, vertigo, headache, somnolence, anaphylactoid reactions, drug abuse, seizures
McGraw-Hill Concise Dictionary of Modern Medicine. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

tramadol

A centrally-acting synthetic opiate pain-killing drug. It is less likely to cause respiratory depression, constipation, euphoria and addiction than many of the ipioid agonists. It is currently the fourth most commonly prescribed analgesic in the world. Brand names are Tramake, Zamadol and Zydol.
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Specifically, the group endorsed as first-line therapy for moderate to severe pain in both osteoarthritis and chronic low back pain the combination of 325 mg of acetaminophen and 37.5 mg of tramadol marketed in the United States as Ultracet by Ortho-McNeil Pharmaceuticals Inc.
A list of all medications, including those obtained over the counter, is obtained, and the patient is instructed not to take any substances that may cause bleeding including aspirin, antiplatelet medications, warfarin (Coumadin), tramadol (Ultracet), or nonsteriodal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) as well as over-the-counter supplements such as vitamin E, gingko, and ginseng (Lippincott Nursing Drug Guide, 2003) for 10 days prior to surgery.
RANK COST DRUG NAME 2003 2002 INCREASE * Oxycontin 1 1 15% Neurontin 2 3 12% Celebrex 3 2 12% Hydroco/Apap 4 5 12% Vioxx 5 4 6% Duragesic 6 6 14% Bextra 7 11 33% Carisoprodol 8 7 8% Ambien 9 9 14% Skelaxin 10 13 29% Lidoderm 11 22 12% Tizanidine 12 37 60% Cyclobenzapr 13 12 11% Tramadol Hcl 14 35 30% Actiq 15 32 55% Ultracet 16 19 23% Percocet 17 21 30% Ranitidine 18 27 26% Propo-N/Apap 19 14 -3% Effexor Xr 20 17 13% Naproxen 21 16 17% Topamax 22 24 22% Morphine Sul 23 29 -1% Zoloft 24 18 6% Wellbutrin 25 31 3% Sub-Total Top 25 12% * Change in the average prescription cost in the calendar year for claimants receiving the drug.
Ultracet[R] is a Ultracet is currently combination of recommended for tramodol and aceta- short-term (less than minophen (37.5 5 days) treatment of tramodol and 325 mg acute pain.
Some medications used for pain are actually combinations of acetaminophen and an opioid, such as Vicodin (acetaminophen and hydrocodone), Ultracet (acetaminophen and tramadol) or Percocet (oxycodone and acetaminophen).
On days that he overdoes it, I give him a little extra tramadol." Note: Dogs should not take Ultracet, a combination of tramadol and acetaminophen (Tylenol), which can be dangerous for dogs.
In recent years the company introduced generic versions of several major pharmaceutical products, including Flonase, Ultracet, Paxil, Prozac and Megace oral suspension.
Some medications used for pain are actually combinations of acetaminophen and either oxycodone (ex, Vicadin, Percocet), a relaxant (ex, Fioricet) or an opioid (ex, Ultracet).
* Ultram or Ultracet (tramadol hydrochloride), which contains Tylenol.
In the treatment arena we see staggering amounts of Ultracet and tramadol addiction, with patients popping up to 30 or 40 pills daily to fill an ever-expanding mureceptor void.
Tramadol (Ultram, generic and with acetaminophen in Ultracet) carries a risk of substance abuse (strength of recommendation [SOR]: B, based on case report surveillance programs).
The product is the generic equivalent of Ortho-McNeil Pharmaceutical Inc.'s Ultracet brand, indicated for the short-term management of acute pain.