It is no news that tramadol has now become one of the drugs mostly abused by young people. The increasing rate of suspects’ arrest by security operatives in Nigeria and sometimes death resulting from abuse of the drug is enough proof. As one of the least potent opiod painkillers, many people believe tramadol is not addictive. This false sense of security can lead some people to develop an addiction without even realizing it.
Using tramadol without a prescription or taking it in higher doses, more often or for longer than prescribed are all considered abuse of the drug. Combining tramadol with other substances to increase its effects is also abuse. Below are eleven dangers of tramadol abuse you should know.
- Jerky muscles
- Rigid muscles
- Lack of coordination
- Slurred speech