Active ingredient: Tramadol
Common use: Tramadol is an analgesic used to treat or prevent pain.
How to use: Unless otherwise ordered by your doctor,
If you miss a dose of Tramadol, take it as soon as possible. If it is almost time to take your next dose, skip the missed dose permanently and stick to your regular dosing schedule. Do no take two doses at once or near each other in time.
How to store: Store Tramadol at room temperature in a tightly-closed container, and keep away from heat, light and moisture.
- Do not take Tramadol if you are allergic to any of the ingredients.
- Do not take Tramadol if you are allergic to codeine, hydrocodone, dihydrocodeine, or oxycodone.
- If you develop symptoms of an allergic reaction to Tramadol, seek immediate medical attention. Examples of such symptoms are dizziness, breathing difficulties, tightness of chest, rash, hives, itching, swollen eyelids, swollen face, or swollen lips.
- Contact your doctor right away if you experience seizures or hallucinations.
- Do not increase the dose of Tramadol without consulting your doctor. Exceeding the dose or taking Tramadol for longer than prescribed will increase the risk of serious side-effects.
- Do not drink alcohol while using Tramadol. Tramadol will add to the effects of alcohol and other depressants.
- Tramadol can cause dizziness and drowsiness. Do not drive, operate machinery or do anything else that could be dangerous before you know how you react to Tramadol. Keep in mind that you can react differently than before if the dose is increased.
- Do not take any prescription medicine, over-the-counter medicine or alternative medicine while being treated with Tramadol without consulting your doctor first.
- Elderly patients may be more sensitive to the side-effects of Tramadol. Caution is warranted.
- Discuss the benefits and risks of Tramadol during pregnancy with your doctor.
- Tramadol is excreted in breast milk. Do not breast feed while taking Tramadol.
Examples of reported side-effects:
- Dry mouth