Tramadol Medication Information
Tramadol hydrochloride (Ultram®) is a prescription medication approved for treating moderate to moderately severe pain in adults. However, because this drug is not suitable for everyone, make sure to review the prescribing information on tramadol medication before starting treatment.
For example, you may not be able to take tramadol if you have certain medical conditions, such as epilepsy, liver disease, or a history of drug or alcohol abuse. Also, you may not be able to safely use it if you are currently taking certain medications (including some vitamins, herbal supplements, and non-prescription medications).
Although most people do not experience problems with this medication, tramadol can cause side effects. Some of the common side effects include nausea, drowsiness, and constipation. Tramadol comes in tablet form, and is typically taken every four to six hours as needed for pain. There is only one strength available in this medication -- tramadol 50 mg. For more information on tramadol medication, talk to your pharmacist or healthcare provider.
(Click Tramadol for a more in-depth look at important information on tramadol, a medication used for pain relief. This article discusses how the drug works, lists possible side effects, and offers some general tips on when and how to take it.)