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Tramadol is a pain-reliever drug which is used in treating both moderate as well as severe pain. The extended-release tablets of Tramadol are used in the treatment of moderate as well as severe chronic pain when round-the-clock treatment is required.
Important facts to keep in mind before taking this medicine:
Take the dose exactly as prescribed by the doctor. Never exceed a dose of 300 mg in one day as it may cause adverse effects on your health. This medicine should not be recommended for people who have a history of drug abuse or alcohol addiction. Do not stop taking this medicine all of a sudden as this may result in withdrawal symptoms such as anxiety, chills, tremors, diarrhea, nausea, sweating, breathing troubles, insomnia and hallucinations. Tramadol is available in the market in the form of a tablet which should be swallowed as a whole with a glassful of water. Never inhale powered form of this tablet as it may cause serious side effects and even death. Administration of Tramadol should be strictly avoided under the following conditions: –
• History of drug abuse or alcohol addiction;
• Head injury at some point of time;
• Epilepsy or seizure;
• Allergy to Tramadol;
• Kidney or liver disease;
• Stomach problems;
• History of mental illness, depression or suicide attempt.
Tramadol falls under FDA pregnancy category C which means that the medicine may cause harm to the fetus during the period of pregnancy and hence you should not take this medicine without consulting the doctor.
How to take this medicine?
Tramadol should be taken as prescribed by your physician or healthcare provider. Never exceed three hundred milligrams of the medicine in one day. Each dose should be taken with a glassful of water.
What are the possible side effects associated with this drug?
Tramadol exhibits a variety of side effects which includes the following: –
• Seizure or convulsions;
• Allergic reactions leading to swelling of face, tongue, throat and lips, breathing difficulties, hives, etc;
• Weak pulse rate;
• Red, peeling skin rash;
• Nausea, vomiting, dizziness, weakness.