Ultram Tramadol 50mg
You should not take Ultram 50mg if you have severe breathing problems, a blockage in your stomach or intestines, or if you have recently used alcohol, sedatives, tranquilizers, narcotic medication, or an MAO inhibitor (isocarboxazid, linezolid, methylene blue injection, phenelzine, rasagiline, selegiline, tranylcypromine, and others).Ultram can slow or stop your breathing, and may be habit-forming. MISUSE OF THIS MEDICINE CAN CAUSE ADDICTION, OVERDOSE, OR DEATH, especially in a child or other person using the medicine without a prescription.
Ultram should not be given to a child younger than 12 years old. Ultram ER should not be given to anyone younger than 18 years old.Taking tramadol during pregnancy may cause life-threatening withdrawal symptoms in the newborn.Fatal side effects can occur if you use tramadol with alcohol, or with other drugs that cause drowsiness or slow your breathing.
You should not take Ultram if you are allergic to tramadol, or if you have:
- severe asthma or breathing problems;
- a blockage in your stomach or intestines;
- if you have recently used alcohol, sedatives, tranquilizers, or narcotic medications; or
- if you have used an MAO inhibitor in the past 14 days (such as isocarboxazid, linezolid, methylene blue injection, phenelzine, rasagiline, selegiline, or tranylcypromine).
Ultram should not be given to a child younger than 12 years old. Ultram ER should not be given to anyone younger than 18 years old.Do not give this medicine to anyone younger than 18 years old who recently had surgery to remove the tonsils or adenoids.Avoid giving this medicine to children between 12 to 18 years of age who have conditions that may cause breathing problems.Seizures have occurred in some people taking tramadol. Talk with your doctor about your seizure risk, which may be higher if you have ever had:
- a head injury, epilepsy or other seizure disorder;
- drug or alcohol addiction;
- a metabolic disorder; or
- if you also use certain antibiotics, antifungal medications, heart or blood pressure medications, or medicines to treat HIV or AIDS.
Get emergency medical help if you have signs of an allergic reaction to Ultram (hives, difficult breathing, swelling in your face or throat) or a severe skin reaction (fever, sore throat, burning in your eyes, skin pain, red or purple skin rash that spreads and causes blistering and peeling).
Like other narcotic medicines, tramadol can slow your breathing. Death may occur if breathing becomes too weak.A person caring for you should seek emergency medical attention if you have slow breathing with long pauses, blue colored lips, or if you are hard to wake up.
Call your doctor at once if you have:
- noisy breathing, sighing, shallow breathing;
- a slow heart rate or weak pulse;
- a light-headed feeling, like you might pass out;
- seizure (convulsions);
- missed menstrual periods;
- impotence, sexual problems, loss of interest in sex; or
- low cortisol levels – nausea, vomiting, loss of appetite, dizziness, worsening tiredness or weakness.
Seek medical attention right away if you have symptoms of serotonin syndrome, such as: agitation, hallucinations, fever, sweating, shivering, fast heart rate, muscle stiffness, twitching, loss of coordination, nausea, vomiting, or diarrhea.Serious side effects may be more likely in older adults and those who are overweight, malnourished, or debilitated.Long-term use of opioid medication may affect fertility (ability to have children) in men or women. It is not known whether opioid effects on fertility are permanent.
Common Ultram side effects may include:
- constipation, nausea, vomiting, stomach pain;
- dizziness, drowsiness, tiredness;
- headache; or