Tramadol Side Effects

As you may be aware, there is no such thing as a medication without side effects. While some people may have very few problems with Tramadol, others will need to stop taking it in order to avoid serious harm to their health.

Aside from reading all of the patient advisory information that comes with your prescription, you should also keep this list of side effects in mind. At the very least, having a working knowledge of Tramadol side effects will make it easier to determine what needs to be done if any given situation occurs.

Allergies and Immediate Precautions

Individuals that are allergic to Tramadol may experience shortness of breath, nausea, vomit, seizures, disorientation, sweating, rashes, hives, and palpitations. If you notice any of these symptoms, it is very important to go to your local emergency room. They will be able to attend to your immediate symptoms, as well as administer other therapies to neutralize the Tramadol as quickly as possible.

You should also avoid operating heavy machinery or a motor vehicle during the first few days of taking this medication. Once you know that you will not experience disruptive changes to your motor skills, eyesight, mental clarity, and hearing, you can resume these activities. Needless to say, if you need to increase your dosage, it is important to avoid hazardous activities until you know how your body will adapt to the increased dosage.

Mild Tramadol Side Effects

For the most part, people will experience some or all of the following side effects to a mild degree:

  • Sleepiness - You should monitor this carefully, especially if you are going to be driving during occasions when you may be tired or distracted to begin with. Unfortunately, thousands of accidents occur each year because people close their eyes for just a few seconds and realize much more time has passed.
  • Constipation
  • Nausea
  • Dizziness - This is also very important to be aware of when you are operating a vehicle or other hazardous equipment. No matter when a bout of dizziness strikes, it can rob you of attention needed for other matters.
  • Weight loss
  • Depression
  • Problems maintaining mental focus

Severe Side Effects from Tramadol

While you may not be allergic to Tramadol, a number of serious conditions may occur at any time. This includes seizures, addictive responses, mental confusion, hallucinations, palpitations, vomit, diarrhea, abnormal motor changes, elevation or decrease in blood pressure, chills, fever, and agitation. Since Tramadol can also have an effect on the kidneys, you should also be aware of changes in urine color and reduced output. You should also check for yellowing in the skin and eyes, which may indicate jaundice.

When you are in pain, it can be very frustrating to hear that you must go through a trial period before you can obtain full relief from pain. At the same time, you may find it equally distressing to deal with unexpected side effects. No matter how you look at it, being prepared to deal with various situations will make it easier for you to take Tramadol with the least amount of inconvenience.

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