Tramadol 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.
Some medicines or medical conditions may interact with this medicine.
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 this medicine 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 this medicine 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. This medicine 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 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 of consciousness.