Snorting Ultram

Can snorting Ultram get you high? Is snorting Ultram effective vs taking Ultram orally? What dangers are present and can they be avoided? More on snorting Ultram effects here.

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If you’re thinking about snorting Ultram, you should know what can happen.

Here, we review what happens in the body while snorting Ultram, as well as Ultram dangers and safety concerns of snorting Ultram. We welcome questions  at the end of this article, and will try to answer all legitimate questions about taking Ultram with a personal reply ASAP.

Ultram: What are you really snorting?

Ultram is used to treat pain that falls in the moderate and moderately severe ranges. Ultram’s active ingredient is tramadol, an opioid medication, but inactive ingredients include ethylcellulose, dibutylsebacate, polyvinyl pyrrolidone, sodium stearylfumarate, colloidal silicon dioxide, and polyvinyl alcohol.

How does snorting Ultram affect the body?

Ultram (tramadol) is a central nervous system depressant. Ultram works by binding to the opioid receptors of the brain, which changes the body’s ability to sense pain. Snorting Ultram has effects on the nervous system which include drowsiness, digestive problems, and agitation.

Snorting Ultram to get high

Does Ultram cause euphoria?  Not normally, when taken as prescribed.  But snorting Ultram can get you high.  How?  Snorting Ultram results in large doses of tramadol entering the bloodstream very quickly. This exposes you to a higher dose of tramadol than normal. In fact, snorting Ultram delivers tramadol almost immediately to the brain through the nasal tissues. The recommended oral route of administration is definitely safer than snorting Ultram. Snorting any drug raises the risk of adverse side effects. But snorting Ultram can be very serious, causing permanent injury or even death.

Snorting Ultram vs oral

Doctors warn that snorting Ultram is more risky and less effective for treating pain than ingesting it orally. Oral preparations are safer and cause fewer instances of adverse effects, as they require the body to metabolize the ingredients (break them down) in order for tramadol to enter the bloodstream . Snorting Ultram causes a quicker onset of effects, resulting in quicker pain relief. But this quick fix can also send you to the emergency room.

Snorting Ultram side effects

Ultram can cause sleepiness, weakness, and even more frightening symptoms, such as uncontrollable shaking. These are normal side effects of oral ingestion and, while potentially alarming, are not usually dangerous. Severe side effects on Ultram occur more often when the medication is not taken as prescribed or is snorted. These effects include:

  • coma
  • difficulty breathing
  • hallucinations
  • heart attack
  • seizures

Snorting Ultram dangers

The side effects of snorting Ultram are potentially very serious. If you’re considering snorting Ultram, you should be aware of the risks of heart attack, seizure, and coma. But snorting Ultram can also be dangerous in ways that you cannot predict. For example, snorting Ultram can cause drowsiness which can result in auto or industrial accidents. Snorting Ultram can also harm your nasal passages, and spread diseases like Hepatitis or other infections if you share snorting instruments with others.  Is Ultram an addictive drug?  Yes.  And dnorting Ultram can further increase risk of addiction to this pain medication.

Snorting Ultram safely

It’s not safe to snort Ultram – the side effects are just too serious. Furthermore, the FDA recommends no more than 400 mg of the medication per day.  Additionally, Ultram should be taken in several 50-100 mg doses, spread over every 4-6 hours. Higher doses run the risk of overdose or seizures. Elderly patients and those suffering from cirrhosis will probably be given lower doses by their doctors because they are at an increased risk of side effects.

Snorting Ultram questions

Do you still have questions about snorting Ultram? If so, please let us know. We respond to all Ultram questions with a personal and prompt reply.

Reference Sources: DailyMed: Tramadol Hydrochloride tablet
PubMed: Seizures associated with intoxication and abuse of Tramadol
FDA: Ultram ER Label
About the author
Lee Weber is a published author, medical writer, and woman in long-term recovery from addiction. Her latest book, The Definitive Guide to Addiction Interventions is set to reach university bookstores in early 2019.
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