Nigerians have been warned to desist from using Tramadol before sex to delay ejaculation or for the purpose of getting 'high' as it could lead to depression and irrational behaviour in most cases. A consultant Pharmacist, Dr. Clever Okeke who stated this recently in a chat with NAN lamented that even though Tramadol was meant for the treatment of severe pains, it is sometimes abused because of the euphoric feeling that comes with its use.
“Tramadol belongs to a group of analgesics called Opioid Analgesics. It is the lowest in the class of cocaine. It has a very strong analgesic effect which is used for strong or severe pains.
“But you find that because of the opioid effect- the euphoric effect- which is one of the side effects, it makes the user feel high. The pain goes away but the euphoria remains,” he told NAN.
He explained that some patients continue the use of Tramadol after exhausting their recommended dose because of the good feeling they had while using it to kill pains. He noted that the recommended dose of Tramadol is 50mg to 100mg with a maximum of 200mg in severe cases
He warned that “anything above 200mg will cause a massive euphoric effect.’’
He also said because cocaine was not easily accessed, some people resort to using an overdose of Tramadol to get the desired ‘high’ effect.
“Getting high or achieving delayed ejaculation cannot be gotten with the recommended dose,’’ he added.