Your Medication Tramadol
Tramadol is also known as the brand names: Ultram and Ultram ER.
Tramadol comes in 100, 150, 200, and 300 mg tablets.
Tramadol is most commonly used for moderate to severe pain relief. It can also be used for Restless Legs syndrome. No matter what your doctor has you taking it for, it is taken orally. For pain, take 50 to 100 mg every 4 to 6 hours. Do not exceed more than 400 mg per day. For Restless Leg syndrome, 50 to 100 mg is take once daily at bedtime or during the night.
Some common side effects of tramadol are flushing, dizziness, headache, drowsiness, insomnia, itching, constipation, nausea, vomiting, dry mouth, and indigestion.
Some less common side effects are low or high blood pressure, chest pain, agitation, anxiety, chills, confusion, euphoria, nervousness, restlessness, skin rash, diarrhea, decreased appetite, and cough.
Do not take tramadol if:
• You have acute intoxication of alcohol.
• You are already taking hypnotics, other narcotics, analgesics, opioids, or psychotropic drugs
• You have significant breathing problems such as asthma
While taking tramadol, it is important to remember to tell your doctor or pharmacist if:
• You experience signs of depression
• You experience signs of serotonin syndrome (dizziness, headache, agitation, hallucinations, irregular heartbeat, or flushing and sweating)
• You experience severe dizziness, passing out, seizures, severe loss of strength and energy, chest pain, difficult urination, or slow and shallow breathing
• You have signs of a significant allergic reaction (wheezing, chest tightness, fever, itching, bad cough, blue skin color, etc.)
• You start taking any new medications, vitamins or supplements
• Your condition does not improve or you develop new or worsening symptoms