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Similar to a narcotic, Tramadol is a prescription medication often used for the management of moderate to extreme pain 1. Tramadol is a man-made analgesic, and functions like morphine, by working alongside the brain's opioid receptors 1. It may have several side-effects.
If you are experiencing serious medical symptoms, seek emergency treatment immediately.
The most common side-effects tend to be minor, and usually subside quickly as the body gets used to the pain reliever. These include:
- dry mouth
- throwing up
- difficulty sleeping,
If these side effects persist or get worse, seek medical attention.
Though these side-effect are much less common, Tramadol may cause mental or mood changes (such as:
- depression,) chest ache
- skin that is blistered
- or swollen
- feelings of agitation
- extreme lightheadedness or dizziness
- loss of coordination
- passing out
- irregular heartbeat,
- problems with urination 1
Allergic reactions are uncommon. Sigsn to look for include swelling of the tongue, face, lips, or mouth; chest tightness; hives; skin rash; breathing difficulties.
Tramadol cane raised the risk of a seizure, particularly in patients with the following medical conditions: metabolic disorders; past alcohol or drug addiction; head injuries; epilepsy 1. Patients taking muscle relaxants, nausea medication, or antidepressants also have a much higher risk of seizures from taking Tramadol 1.
If you suspect that you might have taken more than the appropriate dosage amount for this pain reliever, you need to get immediate medical help, as the consequences may be serious. Some symptoms of Tramadol overdose are clammy or cold skin, lightheadedness, slow heartbeat, drowsiness, severe weakness, shallow breathing, passing out, falling into a coma 1.