What Should I Tell My Healthcare Provider?You should talk with your healthcare provider prior to taking tramadol if you have:
- Seizures or epilepsy
- Liver disease, such as cirrhosis, liver failure, or hepatitis
- Kidney disease, such as kidney failure (renal failure)
- A head injury or high intercranial pressure
- Severe abdominal (stomach) pain
- Lung disease of any sort
- A history of drug or alcohol dependence
- Any allergies, including allergies to foods, dyes, or preservatives.
Also, let your healthcare provider know if you are:
- Pregnant or thinking of becoming pregnant (see Tramadol and Pregnancy)
- Breastfeeding (see Tramadol).
Make sure to tell your healthcare provider about any other medications you are taking, including prescription and non-prescription medicines, vitamins, and herbal supplements.
(Click Precautions and Warnings With Tramadol to learn more, including information on who should not take the drug.)
Dosing InformationThe dose of tramadol your healthcare provider recommends will vary, depending on a number of factors, including:
- How you respond to tramadol
- Other medications you are taking
- Your age
- Other medical conditions you may have.
As is always the case, do not adjust your dose unless your healthcare provider specifically instructs you to do so.
(Click Tramadol Dosage for more information.)