SEE WHAT TRAMADOL DRUG WILL DO TO YOUR BODY IF YOU ARE NOT CAREFUL (MUST READ)



What is tramadol?
Tramadol is a narcotic-like pain reliever.

Tramadol is used to treat moderate to severe pain.

The extended-release form of tramadol is for around-the-clock treatment of pain. The extended-release form of tramadol is not for use on an as-needed basis for pain.

Important Information
You should not take tramadol if you have severe breathing problems, a blockage in your stomach or intestines, or if you have recently used alcohol, sedatives, tranquilizers, narcotic medication, or an MAO inhibitor (isocarboxazid, linezolid, methylene blue injection, phenelzine, rasagiline, selegiline, tranylcypromine, and others).

Tramadol can slow or stop your breathing, and may be habit-forming. MISUSE OF THIS MEDICINE CAN CAUSE ADDICTION, OVERDOSE, OR DEATH, especially in a child or other person using the medicine without a prescription.

Tramadol should not be given to a child younger than 12 years old. Ultram ER should not be given to anyone younger than 18 years old.

Taking tramadol during pregnancy may cause life-threatening withdrawal symptoms in the newborn.

Fatal side effects can occur if you use this medicine with alcohol, or with other drugs that cause drowsiness or slow your breathing.

Before taking this medicine
You should not take tramadol if you are allergic to it, or if you have:

severe asthma or breathing problems;
a blockage in your stomach or intestines;
if you have recently used alcohol, sedatives, tranquilizers, or narcotic medications; or
if you have used an MAO inhibitor in the past 14 days (such as isocarboxazid, linezolid, methylene blue injection, phenelzine, rasagiline, selegiline, or tranylcypromine).
Tramadol should not be given to a child younger than 12 years old. Ultram ER should not be given to anyone younger than 18 years old.

Do not give this medicine to anyone younger than 18 years old who recently had surgery to remove the tonsils or adenoids.

Seizures have occurred in some people taking tramadol. Talk with your doctor about your seizure risk, which may be higher if you have ever had:

a head injury, epilepsy or other seizure disorder;
drug or alcohol addiction;
a metabolic disorder; or
if you also use certain antibiotics, antifungal medications, heart or blood pressure medications, or medicines to treat HIV or AIDS.
If you use tramadol while you are pregnant, your baby could become dependent on the drug. This can cause life-threatening withdrawal symptoms in the baby after it is born. Babies born dependent on habit-forming medicine may need medical treatment for several weeks. Tell your doctor if you are pregnant or plan to become pregnant.

Do not breast-feed while taking tramadol. This medicine can pass into breast milk and cause drowsiness, breathing problems, or death in a nursing baby.

To make sure tramadol is safe for you, tell your doctor if you have ever had:

liver or kidney disease;
a stomach disorder; or
mental illness, or suicide attempt.
How should I take tramadol?
Take tramadol exactly as prescribed. Follow all directions on your prescription label. Tramadol can slow or stop your breathing, especially when you start using this medicine or whenever your dose is changed. Never take this medicine in larger amounts, or for longer than prescribed. Tell your doctor if the medicine seems to stop working as well in relieving your pain.

Tramadol may be habit-forming, even at regular doses. Never share this medicine with another person, especially someone with a history of drug abuse or addiction. MISUSE OF PAIN MEDICATION CAN CAUSE ADDICTION, OVERDOSE, OR DEATH, especially in a child or other person using the medicine without a prescription. Selling or giving away this medicine is against the law.

Stop taking all other around-the-clock narcotic pain medications when you start taking tramadol.

Tramadol can be taken with or without food, but take it the same way each time.

Do not crush, break, or open an extended-release tablet or capsule (ConZip, Ultram ER). Swallow it whole to avoid exposure to a potentially fatal dose.

Tramadol side effects
Get emergency medical help if you have signs of an allergic reaction to tramadol (hives, difficult breathing, swelling in your face or throat) or a severe skin reaction (fever, sore throat, burning in your eyes, skin pain, red or purple skin rash that spreads and causes blistering and peeling).

Like other narcotic medicines, tramadol can slow your breathing. Death may occur if breathing becomes too weak.

A person caring for you should seek emergency medical attention if you have slow breathing with long pauses, blue colored lips, or if you are hard to wake up.

Call your doctor at once if you have:

noisy breathing, sighing, shallow breathing;
a slow heart rate or weak pulse;
a light-headed feeling, like you might pass out;
seizure (convulsions);
missed menstrual periods;
impotence, sexual problems, loss of interest in sex; or
low cortisol levels - nausea, vomiting, loss of appetite, dizziness, worsening tiredness or weakness.
Seek medical attention right away if you have symptoms of serotonin syndrome, such as: agitation, hallucinations, fever, sweating, shivering, fast heart rate, muscle stiffness, twitching, loss of coordination, nausea, vomiting, or diarrhea.

Serious side effects may be more likely in older adults and those who are overweight, malnourished, or debilitated.

Long-term use of opioid medication may affect fertility (ability to have children) in men or women. It is not known whether opioid effects on fertility are permanent.

Common tramadol side effects may include:

headache, dizziness, drowsiness, tired feeling;
constipation, diarrhea, nausea, vomiting, stomach pain;
feeling nervous or anxious; or
itching, sweating, flushing (warmth, redness, or tingly feeling).

Tramadol Side Effects

Along with its needed effects, tramadol may cause some unwanted effects. Although not all of these side effects may occur, if they do occur they may need medical attention.

Check with your doctor immediately if any of the following side effects occur while taking tramadol:

Less common
Abnormal or decreased touch sensation
blisters under the skin
bloating
blood in the urine
blood pressure increased
blurred vision
change in walking and balance
chest pain or discomfort
chills
darkened urine
difficult urination
dizziness or lightheadedness when getting up from a lying or sitting position
fainting
fast heartbeat
frequent urge to urinate
gaseous abdominal or stomach pain
indigestion
irregular heartbeat
loss of memory
numbness and tingling of the face, fingers, or toes
pain in the arms, legs, or lower back, especially pain in the calves or heels upon exertion
pain or discomfort in the arms, jaw, back, or neck
pains in the stomach, side, or abdomen, possibly radiating to the back
pale, bluish-colored or cold hands or feet
recurrent fever
seeing, hearing, or feeling things that are not there
seizures
severe cramping
severe nausea
severe redness, swelling, and itching of the skin
stomach fullness
sweating
trembling and shaking of the hands or feet
trouble performing routine tasks
weak or absent pulses in the legs
yellow eyes or skin.

Get emergency help immediately if any of the following symptoms of overdose occur while taking tramadol:

Symptoms of overdose
Change in consciousness
decreased awareness or responsiveness
difficulty with breathing
lack of muscle tone
lightheadedness
loss of consciousness
pinpointed pupils of the eyes
severe sleepiness
slow or irregular heartbeat
unusual tiredness
Some side effects of tramadol may occur that usually do not need medical attention. These side effects may go away during treatment as your body adjusts to the medicine. Also, your health care professional may be able to tell you about ways to prevent or reduce some of these side effects. Check with your health care professional if any of the following side effects continue or are bothersome or if you have any questions about them:

More common
Agitation
constipation
cough
diarrhea
discouragement
drowsiness
dry mouth
feeling of warmth
feeling sad or empty
feeling unusually cold
fever
general feeling of discomfort or illness
headache
heartburn
irritability
itching or skin rash
joint pain
loss of appetite
loss of interest or pleasure
loss of strength or weakness
muscle aches and pains
nausea
redness of the face, neck, arms, and occasionally, upper chest
restlessness
runny nose
shivering
sleepiness or unusual drowsiness
sore throat
stomach pain
stuffy nose
sweating
tiredness
trouble concentrating
unusual feeling of excitement
weakness.

Credit : Drug.com

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