Tramadol is used to treat moderate to severe pain.
What is Tramadol?
Tramadol is an analgesic. It works by altering the levels of norepinephrine and serotonin in the brain.
How should Tramadol be taken?
Tramadol is typically administered orally in the form of tablets (immediate release or sustained release)
Side effects associated with Tramadol
Tramadol can slow or stop breathing and it can also induce seizures.
Among the other possible side effects of Tramadol include the following:
- Headaches, dizziness, drowsiness and fatigue
- Constipation, diarrhea, nausea, vomiting and stomach pain
- Nervousness or anxiety
- Itching, sweating and rashes
It is important to contact a doctor immediately if you experience:
- Severe rash
- Difficulty breathing
- Tightness in the chest
- Swelling of the mouth, face, lips or tongue
- Weak or shallow breathing
- High levels of serotonin
Contraindications and warnings associated with the use of Tramadol
Tramadol should not be taken in combination with alcohol, sedatives, tranquilizers or opiates.Treatment with this medication may induce dependence.
Before starting treatment with Tramadol, it is important to tell your doctor if:
- You have any allergies to the active substance, its excipients or to any other drugs or food
- You are taking any other herbal remedies or supplements. Mentioning in particular: sedatives, tranquilizers, narcotics, drugs for migraines, muscle spasms, depression, psychiatric disorders, nausea or vomiting
- You are suffering (or have suffered) from asthma or respiratory problems, gastrointestinal blocks, metabolic disorders, stomach problems, or kidney or liver problems
- You consume alcohol on a regular basis
- You have a history of alcohol or drug abuse
- You are pregnant or breast-feeding