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Problems With Tramadol

Just like many other medications, tramadol hydrochloride (Ultram®) can cause problems. Some of the most common problems with tramadol include:
If side effects do occur, they tend to be minor and either require no treatment or are easily treated by you or your healthcare provider. However, there are some potentially serious problems with tramadol that require immediate medical attention. Contact your healthcare provider immediately if you experience problems such as:
  • Hallucinations
  • Seizures
  • Slow or irregular breathing
  • Signs of an allergic reaction, including:
    • An unexplained rash
    • Hives
    • Itching
    • Unexplained swelling
    • Wheezing
    • Difficulty breathing or swallowing.
Other tramadol warnings and precautions apply to women who are pregnant or breastfeeding, as well as people who have certain allergies (including allergies to foods, dyes, or preservatives). Also, you may not be able to take this medication if you have certain conditions, such as liver disease, epilepsy, or a history of drug or alcohol abuse.
(Click Tramadol Side Effects and Precautions and Warnings With Tramadol for more information on problems that may occur while taking tramadol, including potentially serious problems that may require immediate medical care.)
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