Tramadol is prescribed in order to ease pain with intensity ranging from moderate to severe, including kinds of pain instigated by chronic diseases and surgeries. By means of lowering the ability of human brain to perceive pain, Tramadol decreases its response to this irritant. By reducing the magnitude of nervous signal of pain it also contributes to easing it.
How to Take
This medication should be taken in by mouth. In most cases, it’s enough to administer it every five hours, in presence of simultaneous meal or without it. But you should at all times strictly follow the instructions on the prescription label, and administer Tramadol accurately, as it was directed by your doctor. Remember that Tramadol is characterized with an addicting ability. So, in order to evade habit forming, never enlarge the prescribed dose, and never shorten the interval between them.
Warnings and Precautions
Prior to starting the Tramadol intake, notify the healthcare professional about all the diseases you have or have had, especially if they are: liver of kidney diseases; unrestrained epilepsy; drug or alcohol addiction. Besides, the dose can be lowered by the doctor if you are over seventy-five years of age. This is explained by the fact that Tramadol can cause more side effects in this category of patients.
In the case if you miss a dose of Tramadol take it immediately after you remember. But if the subsequent dose time is approaching, just omit the missed one and follow the usual dosing plan.
Possible Side Effects
There are no common side effects caused by Tramadol. But rarely some side effects may occur. Amongst the reported effects connected with this medicinal product there are the most frequent: disorders of speech, headache, hepatitis, liver failure, stomatitis, blurred vision, migraine etc. It’s very important to notify your healthcare professional of them, as soon as it is possible.
Keep at the temperature ranging from 20 to 30°C, away from excess heat, moisture, and light, and out of the potential reach of children).
In the case of a possible overdose one should look for a medical attention immediately. The most probable symptoms comprise weak or difficulty breathing, seizures, tingling or numbness of feet or arms.
It is strongly recommended to avoid drinking alcohol simultaneously with administering Tramadol, inasmuch alcoholic beverages may cause a hazardous shortening in breathing, as well as liver troubles. Then, be extremely attentive in the course of driving, operating mechanic devices or doing any other dangerous activities. This medication may evoke dizziness. Never take tranquilizers, sleeping pills, and antihistamines, unless your healthcare professional prescribes them and controls you carefully.
This information is only general and cannot be used as a full instruction for use. If you have any further questions, contact your healthcare professional.