The Tramadol is used to relieve severe or moderate pain .
What is Tramadol?
Tramadol is an analgesic : it reduces pain without treating the cause that triggers it. It works by changing the levels of norepinephrine and serotonin , two hormones, in the brain.
How is Tramadol taken?
Tramadol is taken orally , generally in the form of tablets that release the principle immediately or gradually.
Side effects of Tramadol
Tramadol can slow down or stop breathing and induce seizures.
Other possible side effects include:
- headache , dizziness , drowsiness, tiredness
- constipation , diarrhea , nausea , vomiting, stomach pain
- nervousness or anxiety
- itching , sweating and redness
It is good to contact a doctor immediately in case of:
- severe skin rashes
- breathing difficulties
- feeling of tightness in the chest
- swelling of the mouth, face, lips or tongue
- weak or shallow breathing
- high levels of Serotonin
Warnings on the use of Tramadol
Tramadol should not be taken shortly after taking alcohol, sedatives, tranquilizers or narcotics .
Treatment can be addictive .
Before taking Tramadol it is important to tell your doctor if:
- of allergies to the active substance, its excipients or to other drugs or foods;
- of medicinal products, herbal remedies and supplements taken , citing in particular sedatives, tranquilizers, anesthetics or sleep medications against migraines, muscle spasms, depression, psychiatric disorders, nausea or vomiting;
- if you suffer (or have suffered) from asthma or respiratory problems, gastrointestinal blockages, metabolic, liver or kidney diseases or stomach problems;
- in case of alcohol consumption ;
- if you have abused alcohol or drugs ;
- if you are pregnant or breastfeeding .