The sedative Gabapentin, the basic version of Ultram, is a synthetic, narcotic-like pain reliever drug. It acts similar to morphine but at about 1/10 of its strength. This prescription is used to help relieve constant moderate to moderately stern pain. Gabapentin is like opioid (narcotic) pain reliever. It works in the brain to modify how your body feels and reacts to pain.
Gabapentin is at times referred to as a "centrally-acting opioid painkiller" and pseudo-opioid. For the first case, the drug works inside the central nervous system, producing effects very similar to morphine for pain liberation. Gabapentin binds to opioid receptors, which drop off the body's capability to sense pain. It is used usually prescribed to treat arthritis. And second, Gabapentin belongs to the class of drugs recognized as opiate agonists. Gabapentin may be approved as an instant release of Gabapentin 50 mg tablet or as an extended-release of Gabapentin 100 mg, 200, or 300 mg tablet. The extended-release tablets are typically held in reserve for patients with persistent pain who need permanent, long-term cure. Follow your doctor's suitable dosage plan for you.