WHAT IS TRAMADOL?
Tramadol (generic Ultram) is a pain reliever which affects chemicals and
receptors in the body that are associated with pain. Tramadol is used
to relieve moderate to moderately severe pain.
BEFORE USING TRAMADOL
Some medicines or medical conditions may interact with Tramadol
(generic Ultram). Inform
your doctor or pharmacist of all prescription and over-the-counter
medicine that you are taking. Use of this medicine is not recommended
if you are also taking cyclobenzaprine or medicine for depression or
other emotional or mood disorders. If you are taking any of these
medicines, be sure your doctor knows. additional monitoring of your
dose or condition may be needed if you are taking bupropion, narcotic
analgesics, or have a history of seizures. Inform your doctor of any
other medical conditions, allergies, pregnancy, or breast-feeding.
Contact your doctor or pharmacist if you have any questions or concerns
about using this medicine.
Follow the directions for using Tramadol provided by your doctor. Store
this medicine at room temperature, away from heat and light. If you
miss a dose of this medicine, take it as soon as possible. If it is
almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and go back to
your regular dosing schedule. Do not take 2 doses at once
Do not exceed the recommended dose or take Tramadol for longer than
prescribed. If you experience difficulty breathing or tightness of
chest; swelling of eyelids, face, or lips; or develop a rash or hives,
tell your doctor immediately. Do not take any more of this medicine
unless your doctor tells you to do so. Avoid alcohol while you are
using this medicine. Tramadol will add to the effects of alcohol and
other depressants. Do not drive, operated machinery, or do anything
else that could be dangerous until you know how you react to this
medicine. Using this medicine alone, with other medicines, or with
alcohol may lessen your ability to drive or to perform other
potentially dangerous tasks. Before you begin taking any new medicine,
either prescription or over-the-counter, check with your doctor or
pharmacist. For women: if you plan on becoming pregnant, discuss with
your doctor the benefits and risks of using this medicine during
pregnancy. This medicine is excreted in breast milk. Do not breast-feed
while taking this medicine.
POSSIBLE TRAMADOL SIDE EFFECTS
Side effects, that may go away during treatment, include dizziness,
nausea, drowsiness, dry mouth, constipation, headache, or sweating. If
they continue or are bothersome, check with your doctor. Check with
your doctor as soon as possible if you experience skin rash, itching,
seizures, or hallucinations. If you notice other effects not listed
above, contact your doctor, nurse, or pharmacist.
POTENTIAL FOOD AND DRUG INTERACTIONS
Drug interactions can result in unwanted side effects or prevent a
medicine from doing its job. Use our drug interaction checker to find
out if your medicines interact with each other.
IF I OVERDOSE
If overdose is suspected, contact your local poison control center or
emergency room immediately. Symptoms of overdose may include cold and
clammy skin, low body temperature, slowed breathing, slowed heartbeat,
drowsiness, dizziness, lightheadedness, seizures, deep sleep, and loss