Details of Tramadol Salt (Generic Drug)

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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. This form of tramadol is not for use on an as-needed basis for pain. You should not take tramadol if you have used alcohol, sedatives, tranquilizers, or narcotic medications within the past few hours. Tramadol may be more likely to cause a seizure if you have a history of seizures or head injury, a metabolic disorder, or if you are taking certain medicines such as antidepressants, muscle relaxers, narcotic, or medicine for nausea and vomiting Tramadol can slow or stop your breathing, especially when you start using this medicine or whenever your dose is changed. To make sure tramadol is safe for you, tell your doctor if you have liver or kidney disease a stomach disorder or a history of drug abuse, alcohol addiction, mental illness, or suicide attempt.


Typical Uses

Tramadol is used to help relieve moderate to moderately severe pain. Tramadol is similar to narcotic analgesics. It works in the brain to change how your body feels and responds to pain.


Side Effects

Common tramadol side effects may include seizure (convulsions) weak or shallow breathing infertility, 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 or severe skin reaction - fever, sore throat, swelling in your face or tongue, burning in your eyes, skin pain, followed by a red or purple skin rash that spreads (especially in the face or upper body) and causes blistering and peeling.


Drug Interactions

  • Tramadol+amphetamine- Tramadol may rarely cause seizures, and combining it with other medications that can also cause seizures such as amphetamine may increase that risk. The interaction may be more likely if you are elderly, undergoing alcohol or drug withdrawal, have a history of seizures, or have a condition affecting the central nervous system such as a brain tumour or head trauma.
  • Tramadol+amantadine- Tramadol may rarely cause seizures, and combining it with other medications that can also cause seizures such as amantadine may increase that risk. The interaction may be more likely if you are elderly, undergoing alcohol or drug withdrawal, have a history of seizures, or have a condition affecting the central nervous system such as a brain tumour or head trauma.
  • Tramadol+buprenorphine- Ask your doctor before using buprenorphine together with tramadol. This can increase the seizure risk if you are taking other opioids. Contact your doctor if you experience extreme drowsiness, shallow breathing, slow heartbeat, extreme weakness, cold or clammy skin, feeling light-headed, fainting, or seizures. If your doctor prescribes these medications together, you may need a dose adjustment or special tests to safely use these medications.
  • Tramadol+codeine- Ask your doctor before using codeine and tramadol together. Using these medications together can increase your risk of seizures, breathing problems, and other side effects. If your doctor prescribes these medications together, you may need a dose adjustment or special tests to safely take both medications.


Mechanism of action

Tramadol belongs to a class of medications called opiate (narcotic) analgesics. It acts by blocking the effect of chemicals (serotonin, norepinephrine) that causes pain.


Pregnancy Category : C


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