An alarming statistic that a lot of medical professionals and politicians choose to ignore is that, in any given year, nearly 1 in 3 Americans are prescribed opioids for pain. That translates to about 92 million people in the US alone, and in the world, there are millions upon millions more.
Prescription drug use and abuse have grown into a severe problem, and it’s still growing. The massive problem with most opioid-based drugs is that as time passes they become less effective and the dosage needs to be adjusted upward on a regular basis.
This eventually leads to users becoming addicted and even illegal drug use in the end. Let’s take a look at AN 627 pills and how they are used in the United States.
AN 627 Is A Nickname For Tramadol
When people suffer from extreme pain, especially around the clock, they need particular medications that can address the problem. Many pain meds work quickly and effectively but wear off soon, and the patient needs to keep taking more as the day wears on.
With Tramadol, sold under the brand names Conzip, Rybix. Ultram ER, and Ultram, the capsules are extended time release to mitigate the pain over a more extended period slowly.
Tramadol also is a combination medication that includes acetaminophen to attack the pain from more than one avenue at a time. Because of the euphoric reaction that many people have when they take the AN 627 pills, there has developed an active black market in the sale of the drug to people hoping to get “high.”
At the same time, the manufacturer, Janssen, has increased the warnings on the label to include the risk of addiction and suicide. Plus, there are now drug interaction warnings about mixing tranquilizers, antidepressants, and alcohol with the drug as well.
In just the state of Florida for the year 2011, there were 379 deaths due to overdoses of Tramadol, and the numbers continue to rise at an alarming rate nationwide.
The Drug Enforcement Administration has now reclassified Tramadol as a controlled substance, starting in 2014, which increased the penalties for illegally obtaining, possessing, and use of the drug. There are now thousands of users entering drug rehabilitation clinics each year that have been addicted to Ultram both from prescriptions and illegal use.
If you are experiencing pain, especially if it is severe and chronic, it’s best to consult with qualified pain clinics that can help manage the pain with the least amount of opioid drugs. They will also switch to different pain relievers quite often to avoid the risk of addiction and reduce the problems with resistance that many opioid drugs have as well.