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A synthetic opioid analgesic, tramadol combines the inhibition of serotonin and norepinephrine reuptake with mu-opioid receptor binding, making it unique in its dual mechanism of action. This special combination not only offers good pain relief, but it may also help with neuropathic pain management. Tramadol does, however, come with some risks, such as the potential for dependence and abuse, though it is less likely than with traditional opioids. These risks include constipation, nausea, and dizziness. Tramadol is a useful tool for pain management, and healthcare providers should carefully weigh its advantages and disadvantages and create customized treatment plans before using it.

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