Imagine a prescription medication that relieves pain in Migraine,Ms And Arthritis just as well as narcotics like Oxycontin, but isn’t addictive. Too good to be true?
Turns out, yes.
For years, that was the case with Tramadol, a synthetic opioid for Migraine,Ms And Arthritis drug that was released in 1995 under the brand name Ultram to great expectations. This new drug seemed to offer all the benefits of more powerful, more addictive drugs, but with fewer of the downsides of dependency — at least in clinical trials. This was apparently in part because trials examined tramadol use by injection, but it is manufactured — and far more potent — in pill form.
And if the Migraine drug was unlikely to make people dependent, it was not likely to be abused, unlike other opioid for Migraine and other diseases alternatives like Vicodin (also known as Norco), Percocet — let alone be as dangerous as high potency opioid medications like morphine, Dilaudid, or Fentanyl.