Please stick to the dosage the doctor prescribes. Never increase the dosage yourself. If in doubt about the correct use, contact your doctor or pharmacist. The dose is adjusted according to the severity of the pain and your personal sensitivity to pain. In general, the doctor prescribes the lowest effective dose. The usual starting dose for adults and adolescents 12 years and older is ééone to four times a day tramadol.

  • You take the tablets every four to six hours. If necessary, the dosage is increased to a maximum of 400 mg per day. Depending on the pain, it is effective against pain for about four to eight hours.
  • For the elderly, the starting dose is 10 to 25 mg. You take the tablet ééone to four times a day. The maximum dosage of tramadol for the elderly is 100 mg per day.

Tramadol drops and suppository for children

Capsules are not suitable for children under 12 years of age. For severe pain, the doctor may prescribe tramadol as drops or suppository. The usual dose is 1 to 2 mg per kg of body weight with a maximum of 100 mg per dose. If needed, you can administer this up to four times a day. 

Tramadol overdose

It is important that you stick to the prescribed dose. If you accidentally took one tablet too many and you are still under the maximum daily dosage it generally has no negative consequence. With a high dose or overdose of tramadol, side effects can occur, such as accelerated heart rate, decreased blood pressure, fainting, disturbed consciousness and breathing problems. In severe cases, tramadol overdose leads to severely disturbed consciousness and labored breathing. In case of a tramadol overdose, contact a doctor immediately or read more about the online pharmacy without prescription.

Last Updated on February 20, 2021 by Josette Davignon

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