Tramadol may be habit-forming. Tell your doctor if you feel the medicine is not working as well in relieving your pain. Do not change your dose without talking to your doctor.
Do not stop using this medication suddenly without talking to your doctor. You may need to gradually reduce the dose.
Withdrawal symptoms may occur when you stop using tramadol. Withdrawal symptoms include anxiety, sweating, nausea, diarrhea, tremors, chills, hallucinations, trouble sleeping, or breathing problems. Call your doctor at once if you have any of these withdrawal symptoms after you stop using tramadol.
Store tramadol at room temperature away from moisture and heat.
Tramadol is an effective pain reliever (analgesic). Its mode of action resembles that of narcotics, but it has significantly less potential for abuse and addiction than the narcotics.
Tramadol is as effective as narcotics in relieving pain but does not depress respiration, a side effect of most narcotics. Pill does not have the increased risk of stomach ulceration and internal bleeding that can occur with the use of NSAIDs.
- May 31, 2007
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