Tramadol relieves pain through two totally different methods. In one sense, tramadol works in the brain and spinal cord to change the way the body senses pain (like a traditional opioid). However, tramadol also works in a similar manner as some antidepressant medications, by interfering with the regulation of certain neuro-chemicals (serotonin and norepinephrine). When the amount of these chemicals is changed, it becomes difficult for pain messages to be relayed from one nerve cell to the next. Therefore, it reduces the amount of pain you feel.
Intravenous, or IV Sedation, is often the patient choice for oral surgery. Medications are administered through a line inserted into the vein. This is also commonly known as “twilight anesthesia”, as it is a depressed level of consciousness, with the ability to respond to verbal commands. Most patients will not remember anything about the procedure that was performed under this type of anesthesia. Supplemental oxygen is delivered through the nose, and the patient’s vital signs are closely monitored during and after the procedure.
For prophylactic infusion, the required number of individual vials of Dantrium Intravenous should be reconstituted as outlined above. The contents of individual vials are then transferred to a larger volume sterile intravenous plastic bag. Stability data on file at Par Pharmaceutical indicate commercially available sterile plastic bags are acceptable drug delivery devices. However, it is recommended that the prepared infusion be inspected carefully for cloudiness and/or precipitation prior to dispensing and administration. Such solutions should not be used. While stable for 6 hours, it is recommended that the infusion be prepared immediately prior to the anticipated dosage administration time.