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Tramadol Dangers

Although most people tolerate tramadol hydrochloride (Ultram®) well, it is not free of dangerous risks. Because this medication is not suitable for everyone, make sure you talk to your healthcare provider about possible tramadol dangers that may apply to you. For instance, make sure your healthcare provider is aware of any other medical conditions you may have and any other medications you are taking (including non-prescription medications, vitamins, and herbal supplements) before starting treatment with tramadol. Dangers of this medication include potential side effects. Some of the most common side effects include:
Although side effects of tramadol tend to be minor and either require no treatment or are easily treated by you or your healthcare provider, there are some serious side effects that require immediate medical attention. Contact your healthcare provider right away if you experience problems such as hallucinations, seizures, or difficulty breathing.
Other warnings 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 tramadol if you have certain medical 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 potential dangers to be aware of before taking tramadol.)
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