Tramadol is a medication prescribed to treat mild or severe pain. As with any medication, Tramadol has certain side effects that may vary from person to person. It is important to refrain from operating machinery or driving until you learn how Tramadol will affect you. Tramadol will have different, and possibly more dangerous, side effects if combined with medications. Below is a description of some of the Tramadol side effects, as well as tips as to what to look for to see how Tramadol affects you. If you experience any of these side effects, contact your doctor and stop taking the medication immediately.
Some of the more mild Tramadol side effects include blurred vision, insomnia, diarrhea, nausea, fatigue, or weakness. These may only occur when you first take the medication. In time, your body will become used to Tramadol and you will not experience these side effects. Each person experiences Tramadol side effects differently, so it is important to talk with your doctor if you have any concerns about these side effects. If these symptoms persist, seek medical attention and stop taking Tramadol.
Other Tramadol side effects including more serious afflictions such as seizures, rash or swelling (allergic reactions), hallucinations, increased heart rate, or fainting. These Tramadol side effects are serious and you should contact your doctor immediately if you experience any of these symptoms. Also, if you are allergic to Tramadol, stop taking the medication and ask your doctor about other types of pain relievers.
As with all types of medications, Tramadol can become more dangerous if it is combined with other medicines. Before you begin taking Tramadol, tell your doctor which medicines you take regularly to see if there will be any unwanted reactions between the medicines. Your doctor will know how different medications affect one another so as to prescribe you medicine that will relieve your pain effectively. Some of the Tramadol side effects can cause an increase in pain or other serious problems. By learning how to recognize the signs of these serious Tramadol side effects, you will be better equipped to handle these symptoms should they occur