Tramadol is a painkiller medicine that is sold as a generic medicine as well as under the brand name of Ultram. Also marketed as an oral capsule, this medicine is also available as an extended-release form and as immediate-release form as well.

This prescription medicine is used for the treatment of severe pain to moderate pain in the body as well as a combination therapy at times. The medicine acts by altering the way the human brain responds to pain sensation.

What are the side effects of Tramadol?

It is highly recommended to consult a physician before taking Tramadol in any form. Initially, the patient may suffer several symptoms that are common. From skin reactions to hives and heavy breathing are some symptoms have been reported in most of the cases. Apart from this, a patient is like to have skin pain, and rashes, burning sensation in the eyes, and fever. The medicine can also alter the breathing rate and can be fatal if the breathing rate changes extremely than its normal.

If a person experience anything that is not normal to his or her body after taking Tramadol, s/he should immediately receive medical support. Check the following side effects which may occur due to Tramadol medicine in the body:

  • Sighing, breathing problems, shallow or noisy breathing
  • Weak pulse
  • Slow heart rate
  • Irregular menstrual periods
  • Convulsion
  • Appetite loss
  • Dizziness, vomiting, nausea
  • Fatigue

The patient requires emergency medical checkup if any of these symptoms arise in the body. Moreover, if serotonin syndromes are experienced, that too the patient needs immediate help. Some of the major symptoms of the syndrome which the body observes have been listed below: 

  • Fever
  • Sweating
  • Muscle stiffness
  • Coordination Loss
  • Diarrhea
  • Shivering
  • Hallucination
  • Agitation
  • Twitching

In some cases, this medication is reported to have affected the fertility in both sexes however so far; it is not known whether this medication can permanently affect fertility. Here are some common Tramadol side effects which one should be aware of:

  • Itching
  • Dizziness
  • Tiredness
  • Constipation
  • Stomach pain
  • Vomiting and nausea
  • Tremor
  • Anxiety
  • Pruritus
  • Diaphoresis

If a patient is on Tramadol overdose, s/he will experience the following symptoms:

  • Irregular heartbeat
  • Loss of consciousness
  • Breathing problem
  • Decreased awareness
  • Severe sleepiness
  • Lack of muscle tone

There are certain conditions of Tramadol symptoms where one may not require immediate medical checkup. Such symptoms might vanish once your body starts to adapt as per the treatment. One may experience changes in the body due to Tramadol interaction. Thus, your physician needs to know your medical history in order to better understand your physical condition.

Tramadol isn’t prescribed to the people who haven’t crossed 12 years of age. This medicine is taken by some people to treat RLS (restless leg shaking) and premature ejaculation. However this has not been approved by the FDA so far.

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