What is tramadol extended-release?

Tramadol extended-release is a prescription medication that is used to treat moderate to severe chronic pain. This medication is a narcotic-like pain medication that affects the central nervous system and is used when around-the-clock pain treatment is needed. The brand names for tramadol extended-release are Ultram ER and Ryzolt. 

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What should I know about tramadol before using it?
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