What Is Tramadol:
How Tramadol Works:
Other Names for Tramadol:
- Ultracet (also contains acetaminophen)
Tramadol Side Effects:
- Nausea and/or vomiting
- Constipation or diarrhea
- Dry mouth
- Muscle stiffness or tightness
- Mood changes, such as anxiety or agitation
- Itching, sweating and/or chills
Serious side effects that require immediate medical attention include seizures, a rash or hives, difficulty breathing or staying awake, swelling of the face or limbs, and hallucinations.
Tramadol Use in Special Populations:
- You have kidney or liver dysfunction
- You take certain types of antidepressants
- You are a senior
- You have a history of head injury
Tramadol use is not recommended for pregnant women, nursing mothers or children under the age of 16.
Symptoms of a tramadol overdose include difficulty breathing, cold and/or clammy skin, unresponsiveness, and small pupils. If you suspect a tramadol overdose, seek immediate medical attention.
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National Institutes of Health. Ryzolt (Tramadol Hydrochloride Extended-Release Tablets). Accessed 10/1/09. http://dailymed.nlm.nih.gov/dailymed/drugInfo.cfm?id=9048