Accidental tramadol ingestion in children admitted in tertiary care centre - Sruthi V, Narendra AMVR.
BACKGROUND: Tramadol use has been increasing in the adult and pediatric population. Practitioners must be alert because Tramadol misuse can lead to severe intoxication in which respiratory failure and seizures are frequent. Overdoses can lead to death. We ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 22, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Infants and Children Source Type: news

Qdolo (Tramadol Hydrochloride Oral Solution) - new on RxList
(Source: RxList - New and Updated Drug Monographs)
Source: RxList - New and Updated Drug Monographs - September 17, 2020 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

Identification of biomarkers for the detection of subtle brain injury after cannabis and/or tramadol administration - Abdel-Salam OME, Sleem AA, Youness ER, Omara EA.
There is a need to identify biomarkers which could indicate the occurrence of brain injury in drug abuse.... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 14, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

Nalbuphine vs. Tramadol After Ambulatory Surgery Nalbuphine vs. Tramadol After Ambulatory Surgery
Is intravenous nalbuphine hydrochloride, which generally has less side effects than tramadol, as effective as tramadol for the treatment of postoperative pain after ambulatory surgery?BMC Anesthesiology (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - September 14, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Anesthesiology Journal Article Source Type: news

FDA Approves Qdolo (tramadol hydrochloride) Oral Solution for the Management of Severe Pain
ATHENS, Ga., Sept. 8, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Athena Bioscience, LLC, a specialty pharmaceutical company, announced today that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved Qdolo™ (tramadol hydrochloride) Oral Solution 5mg/1mL C-IV, an... (Source: Drugs.com - New Drug Approvals)
Source: Drugs.com - New Drug Approvals - September 9, 2020 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

A case of tramadol-induced psychosis on a background of mixed substance use resulting in serious violence - Rakov J, Carroll A.
[Abstract unavailable] Language: en... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 28, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

Fatal accident involving a welder employed by a shipping container company, associated with the use of tramadol and antidepressant agents - Sanz-Gallen P, Amig ó de Bonet N, Canals ML, Martí-Amengual G.
The widespread use of opioids for the treatment of moderate or severe acute and chronic pain has become a public health problem due to the physical and psychological dependence and tolerance they produce. The increasingly higher doses that patients require... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 4, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

I.V. Dex vs. Tramadol for Shivering After Spinal Anesthesia: I.V. Dex vs. Tramadol for Shivering After Spinal Anesthesia:
This study compared advantages and disadvantages of dexmedetomidine vs. tramadol on post-spinal anesthesia shivering.BMC Anesthesiology (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - June 30, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Anesthesiology Journal Article Source Type: news

Nigeria: Non-Medical Use of Prescription Drugs Among Skilled Workers - a Pilot Study
[The Conversation Africa] More than ever, the world is facing a challenge of non-medical use of prescription drugs among people of all ages, genders and occupations. Evidence shows that pharmaceutical opioids (tramadol, codeine, or morphine), barbiturates such as pentobarbital sodium, benzodiazepines (diazepam and alprazolam), and amphetamines are the most common types of prescription medication used in a non-medical context. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - June 25, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Former Norfolk Doctor Sentenced for Role in Internet Pharmacy Organization
Norfolk VA, physician, sentence, internet pharmacy, Lawrence Ryan, forfeit, controlled substance, misbranded, drug, RX Limited, fioricet, butalbital, carisoprodol, soma, tramadol, ultram, (Source: Office of Criminal Investigations (OCI) Press Releases)
Source: Office of Criminal Investigations (OCI) Press Releases - June 24, 2020 Category: Medical Law Authors: DOJ Source Type: news

Tramadol Mortality Risk in Osteoarthritis Could Outweigh Benefits Tramadol Mortality Risk in Osteoarthritis Could Outweigh Benefits
Patients with OA treated with tramadol had a 20%-50% higher risk of dying during the first year of treatment than did patients who were treated with NSAIDs in results of a large population-based study.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - June 8, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Rheumatology News Source Type: news

Clinical characteristics distinguishing tramadol-using adolescents from other substance-using adolescents in an out-patient treatment setting - Holmstedt A, Olsson MO, Hakansson A.
BACKGROUND: Non-medical Prescription Opioid Use (NMPOU) has increased worldwide during the last decades, and specifically, tramadol misuse may represent a novel pattern of substance use among adolescents. The present study aims to analyze characteristics d... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 28, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Nurse Given Prison Sentence for Drug Theft and Tampering
nurse, prison, drug theft, tampering, Katie Boll, Manchester IA, morphine, hydrocodone, oxycodone, codeine, tramadol, nursing home, mouthwash, fraud, deception, subterfuge, 48 months prison (Source: Office of Criminal Investigations (OCI) Press Releases)
Source: Office of Criminal Investigations (OCI) Press Releases - April 7, 2020 Category: Medical Law Authors: DOJ Source Type: news

Tramadol use and public health consequences in Iran: a systematic review and meta-analysis - Rostam-Abadi Y, Gholami J, Amin-Esmaeili M, Safarcherati A, Mojtabai R, Ghadirzadeh MR, Rahimi H, Rahimi-Movaghar A.
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: Misuse of tramadol, an opioid prescription analgesic, is known as a public health challenge globally. We aimed to systematically review studies on the prevalence of non-prescribed use, regular tramadol use and dependence, tramadol-indu... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 25, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

tramadol (Ultram)
Title: tramadol (Ultram)Category: MedicationsCreated: 12/31/1997 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 2/12/2020 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Arthritis General)
Source: MedicineNet Arthritis General - February 12, 2020 Category: Rheumatology Source Type: news

Tramadol Linked to Increased Hip Fracture Risk in Older Adults Tramadol Linked to Increased Hip Fracture Risk in Older Adults
An increased risk of falls is speculated as a possible factor in the fracture risk.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Rheumatology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Rheumatology Headlines - February 11, 2020 Category: Rheumatology Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology News Source Type: news

Tramadol Linked to Increased Hip Fracture Risk in Adults Aged & #8805;50
WEDNESDAY, Feb. 5, 2020 -- For older adults, initiation of tramadol is associated with an increased risk for hip fracture compared with initiation of codeine, ibuprofen, and other commonly used nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs, according to a... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - February 5, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Letter to the Editor: Don't Throw Tramadol on the Junk Heap Yet
No abstract available (Source: Emergency Medicine News)
Source: Emergency Medicine News - February 1, 2020 Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: Letter to the Editor Source Type: news

How tramadol, touted as safer opioid, became 3rd world peril
Mass abuse of the drug tramadol spans continents, from India to Africa to the Middle East. The problem is that advocates claimed it was a safer opioid, relieving pain with little risk of abuse (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - December 14, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

`Safer opioid’ has sparked a crisis in vulnerable countries
Mass abuse of the drug tramadol spans continents, from India to Africa to the Middle East. The problem is that advocates claimed it was a safer opioid, relieving pain with little risk of abuse (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - December 13, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Tramadol is an odd, unpredictable opioid, scientists say
Scientists describe tramadol as a messy and unpredictable man-made opioid (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - December 13, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Another opioid crisis is raging through the developing world
Mass abuse of the drug tramadol spans continents, from India to Africa to the Middle East. The problem is that advocates claimed it was a safer opioid, relieving pain with little risk of abuse (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - December 13, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

News: No Reason to Choose Tramadol over Morphine
No abstract available (Source: Emergency Medicine News)
Source: Emergency Medicine News - November 1, 2019 Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: News Source Type: news

Ultram (tramadol) Side Effects
Title: Ultram (tramadol) Side EffectsCategory: MedicationsCreated: 10/21/2019 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 10/21/2019 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Medications General)
Source: MedicineNet Medications General - October 21, 2019 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

Houston TX Man Sentenced to 27 Months for Shipping Misbranded Prescription Drugs to Oldham County
Dhaval Jerambhai Dholaria, Houston TX, zolpidem tartrate, Ambien, Schedule IV controlled substance, tramadol, opioid, diazepam, Valium, zolpidem tartrate, clonazepam, Klonopin, Soma, (Source: Office of Criminal Investigations (OCI) Press Releases)
Source: Office of Criminal Investigations (OCI) Press Releases - October 9, 2019 Category: Medical Law Authors: DOJ Source Type: news

Eight Defendants Arrested for Distributing Millions of Opioid Pills Imported from India
Ezhil Sezhian Kamaldoss, Harpreet Singh, Parthiban Narayanasamy, Baljeet Singh, Deepak Manchanda, Gulab Gulab, Mukul Chugh, Vikas M. Verma,Tramadol, synthetic opioid, large-scale importation, misbranded controlled substances, Queens warehouse, (Source: Office of Criminal Investigations (OCI) Press Releases)
Source: Office of Criminal Investigations (OCI) Press Releases - October 4, 2019 Category: Medical Law Authors: DOJ Source Type: news

DEA Uncovers a Flood of Painkillers Reaching Rural Alaska by Mail
Describes an operation led by the Drug Enforcement Administration that uncovered nearly 45,000 pills of Tramadol mailed to Alaska in 45 days. Contains information on the mild opioid and ways enforcement agencies are addressing substance abuse in rural communities. (Source: News stories via the Rural Assistance Center)
Source: News stories via the Rural Assistance Center - September 20, 2019 Category: Rural Health Source Type: news

Use of Pain Reliever Tramadol May Up Risk for Hypoglycemia
MONDAY, Sept. 9, 2019 -- Use of the widely prescribed opioid tramadol is associated with a greater risk for developing hypoglycemia compared with almost every other opioid, according to a study published online Aug. 28 in Scientific Reports. Tigran... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - September 9, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Safer opioid Tramadol linked to increased risk of low blood sugar
People who use the drug Tramadol, commercially marketed as ConZip or Ultram, have 10 times the risk of developing hypoglycemia, a condition marked by a sharp drop in blood sugar, according to new research. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - August 28, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Legal opioid tramadol 'could cause blood-sugar levels to drop to deadly levels'
Scientists from the University of California, San Diego, analysed more than 12 million adverse events reports collected by the FDA between January 2004 and March 2019. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - August 28, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Nigeria: Customs Uncovers N5 Billion Tramadol, Codeine in Lagos Warehouse
[Daily Trust] Lagos -Several individuals are currently undergoing interrogation at the Nigeria Customs Service's Federal Operations Unit (FOU) in Ikeja, Lagos, over their suspected involvement in the importation of N5 billion worth Tramadol and codeine found in a warehouse in Lagos. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - August 19, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Individual short-acting opioids and the risk of opioid-related adverse events in adolescents - Chung CP, Callahan ST, Cooper WO, Dupont WD, Murray KT, Franklin AD, Hall K, Dudley JA, Stein CM, Ray WA.
PURPOSE: Hydrocodone, codeine, oxycodone, and tramadol are frequently prescribed to adolescents for moderate pain related to minor trauma or dental, surgical, or medical procedures. Pharmacokinetic and pharmacodynamic differences between these opioids coul... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 19, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Indian Businessman Charged with Drug Importation, Smuggling, and Money Laundering Offenses
Jeetendra Harish Belani, aka Jeetu, Mumbai, India, Schedule II controlled substance, Schedule IV controlled substance, smuggle drugs, LeeHPL Ventures, LeeHPL, Tramadol, Carisoprodol, Modafinil, William Kulakevich, Julia Fees, Etizolam, (Source: Office of Criminal Investigations (OCI) Press Releases)
Source: Office of Criminal Investigations (OCI) Press Releases - August 16, 2019 Category: Medical Law Authors: DOJ Source Type: news

Houston, TX Man Pleads Guilty to Mailing Misbranded Prescription Drugs to Oldham County
Dhaval Jerambhai Dholaria, Houston, Texas, zolpidem tartrate, Ambien, Oldham County, Kentucky, India, tramadol, diazepam, Valium, zolpidem tartrate, clonazepam, (Source: Office of Criminal Investigations (OCI) Press Releases)
Source: Office of Criminal Investigations (OCI) Press Releases - August 16, 2019 Category: Medical Law Authors: DOJ Source Type: news

Use of Codeine and Tramadol Products in Breastfeeding Women - Questions and Answers
Answers to questions about certain opioid medications and their effects on breastfed infants (Source: FDA Center for Drug Evaluation and Research - What's New)
Source: FDA Center for Drug Evaluation and Research - What's New - August 1, 2019 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Authors: FDA Source Type: news

November 28, 2017: Champaign, Illinois, Resident Guilty of Producing and Selling Over 80,000 Homemade Tramadol Capsules to Customers Without Verifying Prescriptions
(Source: Office of Criminal Investigations (OCI) Press Releases)
Source: Office of Criminal Investigations (OCI) Press Releases - July 9, 2019 Category: Medical Law Authors: FDA Source Type: news

Opioid use booming as tramadol crisis emerges in Africa - U.N. drug report
Synthetic opioid use is booming, the United Nations said on Wednesday in a worldwide drug report that showed deaths in the United States from overdoses still rising and a "crisis" of tramadol use emerging in parts of Africa. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - June 26, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Common antidepressants interact with opioid med to lessen pain relief
(University Hospitals Cleveland Medical Center) Common antidepressants interact with the opioid pain medication tramadol to make it less effective for pain relief, according to a study published in the journal Pharmacotherapy. These findings have important implications for the opioid epidemic, suggesting that some patients suspected of drug-seeking may in fact be under-medicated and just are seeking more effective pain relief. They also could help explain why some people exceed the prescribed dose of tramadol, increasing their risk of addiction. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - June 25, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Ketorolac vs. tramadol
Title: Ketorolac vs. tramadolCategory: MedicationsCreated: 6/21/2019 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 6/21/2019 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Medications General)
Source: MedicineNet Medications General - June 21, 2019 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

Tramadol and All-Cause Mortality in Patients With Osteoarthritis
No abstract available (Source: Lippincott's Bone and Joint Newsletter)
Source: Lippincott's Bone and Joint Newsletter - June 16, 2019 Category: Orthopaedics Tags: CME Article Source Type: news

Challenges to studying illicit drug users - Ryan JE, Smeltzer SC, Sharts-Hopko NC.
PURPOSE: Throughout the world, illicit drug use continues to pose a significant risk to public health. The opioid crisis in North America, the diversion of the prescription drug tramadol throughout Africa, and the increasing supply of methamphetamines in E... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 26, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

Medical News Today: What are the side effects of tramadol?
This article looks at the common, rare, and serious side effects of tramadol. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - May 24, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Pain / Anesthetics Source Type: news

5 Questions on Tramadol and Mortality in Osteoarthritis Patients
Tramadol is often prescribed for osteoarthritis pain based on a perception that it is a “safer opioid.” But is that true? Take our quick quiz to find out.  (Source: ConsultantLive)
Source: ConsultantLive - May 24, 2019 Category: Internal Medicine Authors: Steven King, MD, MS Tags: Osteoarthritis Source Type: news

Risk for Prolonged Opioid Use Up in Patients Receiving Tramadol
WEDNESDAY, May 15, 2019 -- Receipt of tramadol alone after surgery is associated with an increased risk for prolonged opioid use, similar to that seen with other short-acting opioids, according to a study published online May 14 in The... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - May 15, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Study: Tramadol carries higher risk for prolonged use than other opioids
Patients given a so-called " safer " opioid have a higher chance of prolonged use, even though the drug has a low risk of addiction, a new study says. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - May 14, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

'There really is no safe opioid': Study finds tramadol isn't a less addictive painkiller
There is no such thing as a safe opioid. That's the message of a new study released this week. American researchers found that tramadol, an increasingly prescribed post-surgery painkiller that was thought to be less addictive than other opioids, is actually every bit as dangerous. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - May 14, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Health Source Type: news

Tramadol is NOT safer than painkillers, study finds
Tramadol was once thought less addictive than other opioids, and therefore, safer, but new Mayo Clinic research suggests patients are most likely keep refilling it than they are hydrocodone. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - May 14, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Historically 'safer' tramadol more likely than other opioids to result in prolonged use
ROCHESTER, Minn. -- Surgical patients receiving the opioid tramadol have a somewhat higher risk of prolonged use than those receiving other common opioids, new Mayo Clinic research finds. However, the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) classifies tramadol as a Schedule IV controlled substance, meaning it's considered to have a lower risk of addiction and abuse than [...] (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
Source: News from Mayo Clinic - May 9, 2019 Category: Databases & Libraries Source Type: news

Tramadol poisoning-associated mortality - Nakhaee S, Mehrpour O.
[Abstract unavailable] Language: en... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 20, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Poisoning Source Type: news

Tramadol May Up Mortality Risk in Osteoarthritis Patients
TUESDAY, March 12, 2019 -- The initial prescription of tramadol compared with commonly prescribed nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs may be associated with increased all-cause mortality among patients with osteoarthritis, according to a study... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - March 12, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news