Ultram Uses – Dosage & Side Effects
What is Ultram?
Ultram is a pain medicine similar to an opioid. It relieves pain by acting in the central nervous system (CNS).
The Extended-release Form Tramadol (Ultram Erectile Reaction) can be used to treat pain around the clock. The patient should not use Ultram ER for pain relief on an as-needed basis.
- A person should not take Ultram if you have severe breathing difficulties, a blockage of your stomach or intestines, or have used alcohol, tranquilizers or narcotic medication, or MAO inhibitors (isocarboxazid, linezolid, methylene blue injections, phenelzine and rasagiline, selegiline, tranylcypromine, and others).
- Ultram may slow down or stop your breathing and can be habit-forming. MISSING THIS MEDICINE COULD CAUSE ADDICTION, OVERDOSE, OR DEATH, mainly if the medication is not prescribed for children or others.
- Ultram may cause withdrawal symptoms in the baby if taken during pregnancy.
- Tramadol can cause fatal side effects if combined with alcohol or other drugs that slow down your breathing or cause drowsiness.
- Before you take this medicine
Ultram should not be taken if Ultram is allergic to Tramadol or if you have:
- Severe asthma or breathing problems;
A stomach or bowel obstruction (including paralytic ileus);
- If you have used alcohol, sedatives, or tranquilizers in the past, it is essential to inform your doctor.
- Discontinue use if you have used an MAO inhibitor within the last 14 days (such as isocarboxazid or linezolid).
- Ultram should never be given to children younger than 12 years of age. Ultram should not be given to anyone under 18 years of age.
- Ultram should not be given to anyone under 18 who has had surgery to remove tonsils or adenoids.
- Seizures have occurred in some people taking Ultram. If you have had any attacks in the past, your risk of stroke may be more significant.
- Addiction to drugs or alcohol
- A metabolic disorder.
If you’ve ever used Ultram, your doctor should know.
breathing problems, sleep apnea;
Liver or kidney disease
Problems with urination
Problems with your thyroid, gallbladder, or pancreas
A stomach disorder; or
Mental illness or attempt to commit suicide.
Tramadol can cause withdrawal symptoms in pregnancy. Your baby may require medical attention for several weeks.
If you’re breastfeeding, consult your doctor before taking Tramadol. If you notice a nursing baby experiencing drowsiness or slow breathing, tell your doctor.