|Legal Status||Class C|
Penalty for possession: Up to two years in prison and / or an unlimited fine.
Penalty for dealing: Up to 14 years in prison and / or an unlimited fine.
Tramadol is is a synthetic opioid chemically similar to codeine and is used to treat moderate to severe pain. It depresses the central nervous system, and acts as an analgesic, cough suppressant, and sedative.
Tramdol has a high potential for addiction as tolerance builds.
|Short Term Effects||
Tramadol causes relaxation, sleepiness, pain relief, mild euphoria, warmth and a feeling of well-being. However, it may also result in dizziness, nausea, constipation, dry mouth, headaches, sleepiness, sweating, tiredness, vomiting. Other risks include interaction with other medicines such as anti-depressants and other pain killers - get medical advice if you have taken this drug with other medicines. Risks also include respiratory depression, convulsions, accidents, confusion and overdose.
|Long Term Effects||
Tolerance resulting in physical and psychological dependence, and risk of overdose.
Recent years have seen an increase in Tramadol related deaths.
Identified in Poland: • N-(2-(dimethylamino)cyclohexyl)-N-methylbenzo[d][1,3]dioxole-5-carboxamide (3,4-methylenedioxy-U-47700)a NPS Opioid
There have been recent deaths and hospitalisations relating to substance use at festivals.: Be aware that over the past few years there has been an increase in the dosage and purity of substances available, in particular MDMA ‘Ecstasy’ pills. Increased purity and dosage means an increase in potential for adverse effects. Pills and powders etc.. may not contain what is intended, different substances have different doses,effects, time of onset and duration. Where WEDINOS have tested pressed pills; the result relates only to the samples analysed and cannot be used to indicate the contents, profile or quality of a wider batch of the substance. This is always the case despite pills having the same logo, shape size and colour.