Tramadol is an opioid medication used to relieve moderate to severe pain. It works in the central nervous system (CNS) to alter how the body feels and reacts to pain. The long-acting or extended-release form is used for around-the-clock treatment of chronic pain.
With prolonged use, Tramadol may become habit-forming, leading to physical or mental dependence. It must not be taken more often or in higher doses than prescribed by a medical professional. Misuse of this drug can cause addiction, overdose, or even death.