Tramadol 50 milligram tablets

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Tramadol has a risk for abuse and addictionwhich can lead to overdose and death. Tramadol may also cause severe, possibly fatal, breathing problems. To lower your risk, your doctor should have you take the smallest dose of tramadol that works, and take it for the shortest possible time.

See also How to Use section for more information about addiction. Taking this medication with alcohol or other drugs that can cause drowsiness or breathing problems may cause very serious side effects, including death. Also, other medications can affect the removal of tramadol from your body, which may affect how tramadol works. Be sure you know how to take tramadol and what other drugs you should Tramadol 50 milligram tablets taking with it.

See also Drug Interactions section. Keep this medicine in a safe place to prevent theft, misuse, or abuse. If someone accidentally swallows this drug, get medical help right away. Before using this medication, women of childbearing age should talk with their doctor s about the risks and benefits.

Tell your doctor if you are pregnant or if you plan to become pregnant.

During pregnancythis medication should be used only when clearly needed. It may slightly increase the risk of birth defects if used during the first two months of pregnancy. Also, using it for a long time or in high doses near the expected delivery date may harm the unborn baby.

To lessen the risk, take the smallest effective dose for the shortest possible time. Babies born to mothers who use this drug for a long time may develop severe possibly fatal withdrawal symptoms. Children younger than 12 years should not use products that contain tramadol. Also, tramadol use is not recommended for children between 12 and 18 years old who are obese or have breathing problems. Talk with your doctor or pharmacist about the risks and benefits of this medication.

Uses See also Warning section. This medication is used to help relieve moderate to moderately severe pain. Tramadol is similar to opioid analgesics. It works in the brain to change how your body feels and responds to pain. Read the Medication Guide provided by your pharmacist before you start taking tramadol and each time you get a refill. If you have any questions, ask your doctor or pharmacist. Take this medication by mouth as directed by your doctor, usually every 4 to 6 hours as needed for pain relief.

You may take this drug with or without food. If you have nauseait may help to take this drug with food. Ask your doctor or pharmacist about other ways to decrease nausea such as lying down for 1 to 2 hours with as little head movement as possible. Do not use a household spoon because you may not get the correct dose. The dosage is based on your medical condition and response to treatment. To reduce your risk of side effects, your doctor Tramadol 50 milligram tablets direct you to start this medication at a low Tramadol 50 milligram tablets and gradually increase your dose.

Follow your doctor's instructions carefully. The maximum recommended dose is milligrams per day. If you are older than 75 years, the maximum recommended dose is milligrams per day. Do not increase your dose, take the medication more frequently, or take Tramadol 50 milligram tablets for a longer time than prescribed. Properly stop the medication when so directed. Pain medications work best if they are used as the first s of pain occur. If you wait until the pain has worsened, the medication may not work as well. If you have Tramadol 50 milligram tablets pain such as due to arthritisyour doctor may direct you to also take long-acting opioid medications.

In that case, this medication might be used for sudden breakthrough pain only as needed. Other pain relievers such as acetaminophenibuprofen may also be prescribed. Ask your doctor or pharmacist about using tramadol safely with other drugs. Suddenly stopping this medication may cause withdrawal, especially if you have used it for a long time or in high doses. To prevent withdrawal, your doctor may lower your dose slowly. When this medication is used for a long time, it may not work as well.

Talk with your doctor if this medication stops working well. Though it helps many people, this medication may sometimes cause addiction. Take this medication exactly as prescribed to lower the risk of addiction. Ask your doctor or pharmacist for more details. Tell your doctor if your pain does not get better or if it gets worse. Side Effects See also Warning section.

Nauseavomitingconstipationlightheadednessdizzinessdrowsiness, or headache may occur. Some of these side effects may decrease after you have been using this medication for a while. If any of these effects persist or worsen, tell your doctor or pharmacist promptly.

To prevent constipationeat dietary fiberdrink enough water, and exercise. You may also need to take a laxative. Ask your pharmacist which type of laxative is right for you.

To reduce the risk of dizziness and lightheadednessget up Tramadol 50 milligram tablets when rising from a sitting or lying position. Remember that your doctor has prescribed this medication because he or she has judged that the benefit to you is greater than the risk of side effects. Many people using this medication do not have serious side effects. The risk increases if you are also taking other drugs that increase serotonin, so tell your doctor or pharmacist of all Tramadol 50 milligram tablets drugs you take see Drug Interactions section.

Tramadol is changed into a strong opioid drug in your body. In some people, this change happens faster and more completely than usual, which increases the risk of very serious side effects. A very serious allergic reaction to this drug is rare. This is not a complete list of possible side effects. If you notice other effects not listed above, contact your doctor or pharmacist.

Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. In Canada - Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to Health Canada at Precautions Before taking tramadoltell your doctor or pharmacist if you are allergic to it; or if you have any other allergies.

This product may contain inactive ingredients, which can cause allergic reactions or other problems. Talk to your pharmacist for more details. This drug may make you dizzy or drowsy. Alcohol or marijuana cannabis can make you more dizzy or drowsy. Do not drive, use machinery, or do anything that needs alertness until you can do it safely.

Avoid alcoholic beverages. Talk to your doctor if you are using marijuana cannabis. Tramadol may cause a condition that affects the heart rhythm QT prolongation. The risk of QT prolongation may be increased if you have certain medical conditions or are taking other drugs that may cause QT prolongation.

Before using tramadol, tell your doctor or pharmacist of all the drugs you take and if you have any of the following conditions: certain heart problems heart failureslow heartbeat, QT prolongation in the EKGfamily history of certain heart problems QT prolongation in the EKGsudden cardiac death. Low levels of potassium or magnesium in the blood may also increase your risk of QT prolongation. Talk to your doctor about using tramadol safely. Ask your doctor or pharmacist about using this product safely.

Before having surgery, tell your doctor or dentist about all the products you use including prescription drugsnonprescription drugs, and herbal products. See also Warning section. Older adults may also be more likely to develop a type of salt imbalance hyponatremia while using this drug. It may harm an unborn baby. Discuss the risks and benefits with your doctor. This medication passes into breast milk and may have undesirable effects on a nursing infantsuch as unusual sleepiness, difficulty feeding, or trouble breathing.

Breast-feeding while using this drug is not recommended. Consult your doctor before breast-feeding. Interactions See also Warning section. Drug interactions may change how your medications work or increase your risk for serious side effects. This document does not contain all possible drug interactions. Do not start, stop, or change the dosage of any medicines without your doctor's approval.

Some products that may interact with this drug include: certain pain medications mixed opioid agonist-antagonists such as pentazocinenalbuphine, butorphanolnaltrexone. Taking MAO inhibitors with this medication may cause a serious possibly fatal drug interaction. Avoid taking MAO inhibitors isocarboxazidlinezolidmethylene blue, moclobemide, phenelzineprocarbazinerasagilinesafinamide, selegiline, tranylcypromine during treatment with this medication.

Most MAO inhibitors should also not be taken for two weeks before treatment with this medication. Ask your doctor when to start or stop taking this medication. Other medications can affect the removal of tramadol from your body, which may affect how tramadol works. Examples include quinidineazole antifungals such as itraconazole Tramadol 50 milligram tablets, HIV Tramadol 50 milligram tablets such as ritonavirmacrolide antibiotics such as erythromycinrifamycins such as rifampindrugs used to treat seizures such as carbamazepineamong others.

Tell your doctor or pharmacist if you are taking other products such as other opioid pain or cough relievers such as codeine, hydrocodonealcohol, marijuana cannabisdrugs for sleep or anxiety such as alprazolamlorazepamzolpidemmuscle relaxants such as carisoprodolcyclobenzaprineor antihistamines such as cetirizinediphenhydramine. Check the labels on all your medicines such as allergy or cough -and-cold products because they may contain ingredients that cause drowsiness. Ask your pharmacist about using those products Tramadol 50 milligram tablets.

Make sure laboratory personnel and all your doctors know you use this drug. Does Tramadol HCL interact with other drugs you are taking? medication into the WebMD interaction checker Check Interaction Overdose If someone has overdosed and has serious symptoms such as passing out or trouble breathinggive them naloxone if available, then call If the person is awake and has Tramadol 50 milligram tablets symptoms, call a poison control center right away.

US residents can call their local poison control center at Canada residents can call a provincial poison control center. Notes Do not share this medication with others. Sharing it is against the law. This medication has been prescribed for your current condition only. Do not use it later for another condition unless told to do so by your doctor.

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