Tramadol Ultram for pain: side effects, dosages, treatment

What is Tramadol?

It’s a pill or injection medication that can treat mild to moderate pain. It is classified in the category of analgesic opiates. It is very much like an antidepressant. Also called Apo Tramadol / Acet, it is prescribed in different doses. This medication is only prescribed by a doctor.

There are two formulas for this drug.

Tramadol Ultram & Tramacet: fast-acting with Acetaminophen

Durela, Tridural, Ralivia and Xytram XL: Long-acting

Recommended doses of Tramadol for an adult

Ultram and Tramacet tablets are taken every 4 to 6 hours. Your doctor may have prescribed another dose, always follow the doctor’s and pharmacist’s directions.

Tridural, Durela, Ralivia, and Zytram XL tablets are usually taken every 24 hours. The doses may vary depending on the patient.

Side effects of Tramadol HCL

  • Dry mouth
  • itching
  • dizziness
  • Drowsiness
  • nausea
  • Headache (Headache)
  • Constipation (drink lots of water)
  • Blur your mink (very rare)

Some side effects may decrease when you have been taking this medication for some time.

Often, its side effects are simply bothersome. It has no serious side effects. If side effects persist or worsen, please tell your pharmacist or doctor immediately.

If you suffer from dizziness caused by this medication, we advise you to get up slowly for against its unpleasant effects. Alcohol or marijuana can amplify the side effects.

It is imperative to tell your doctor if you have epilepsy, this medication may increase this risk.

Is this medication suitable for pregnant women?

Do not take this medicine if you are pregnant or think you may be. You should also not breastfeed if you are on Tramadol. Ask your doctor or pharmacist before taking this medicine.


Your doctor should know about all of your health concerns before prescribing Tramadol.

Allergies to certain drugs or certain diseases such as liver or kidney failure can affect the effects of this drug.

What is the ingredient in Tramadol?

The main active ingredient in Tramadol is Tramadol hydrochloride.

The other ingredients are magnesium stearate, pregelatinized starch and microcrystalline cellulose.

The capsule shell contains gelatin.

How to store Tramadol Hydrochloride?

Keep out of the reach of children

Store below 30 ° C

Do not use Tramadol capsules if the indicated expiry date has passed.

This medication should not be thrown in the trash or down the drain. Take it to your pharmacist.

The risks of Tamadol Ultram

This medication can cause addiction to opioids. Always take the dose recommended by your doctor or pharmacist.

Prolonged use of Tramadol may cause a withdrawal effect when withdrawing this drug. This medication should not be taken while you are pregnant or breastfeeding.

Tramadol for cats and dogs

There is a version of this medication for cats and dogs. It is mainly used to treat moderate to severe pain. This medication requires a prescription from your veterinarian because it is a controlled substance.

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