Tramadol is used as a medication or supplement. An overview is available from MedlinePlus, a consumer health web site produced by the National Library of Medicine.
Tramadol hydrochloride is a white to off-white, crystalline
Tramadol Hydrochloride is a synthetic codeine analogue, Tramadol Hydrochloride has central analgesic properties with effects similar to opioids, such as morphine and codeine, acting on specific opioid receptors. The hydrochloride salt of Tramadol and used as a narcotic analgesic for severe pain, it can be addictive and weakly inhibits norepinephrine and serotonin reuptake. (NCI04)
(R,R)-tramadol hydrochloride is a hydrochloride resulting from the reaction of (R,R)-tramadol with 1 molar equivalent of hydrogen chloride; the (R,R)-enantiomer of the racemic opioid analgesic tramadol hydrochloride, it exhibits ten-fold higher analgesic potency than the (S,S)-enantiomer. It has a role as a delta-opioid receptor agonist, a kappa-opioid receptor agonist, a mu-opioid receptor agonist, an adrenergic uptake inhibitor, an antitussive, a capsaicin receptor antagonist, a muscarinic antagonist, a nicotinic antagonist, a NMDA receptor antagonist, an opioid analgesic, a serotonergic antagonist and a serotoninÂ uptake inhibitor. It contains a (R,R)-tramadol(1+). It is an enantiomer of a (S,S)-tramadol hydrochloride.