Along with the benefits, the medicines also have some side effects and before using a medicine we should know about its side effects also. Tramadol is a very effective painkiller yet it also has some side effects. If you use the medicine properly, you may avoid the side effects. So, here we discuss some of the side effects of Tramadol. If you want to avoid the side effects of Tramadol, you should take Tramadol under the observation of the doctor. Along with that we also discuss some important safety measures for using Tramadol properly.
Tramadol side effects
Some of the common side effects of Tramadol are nausea, vomiting, feeling lightheaded, constipation, dizziness, etc. You may have to experience these side effects initially when you have started to use it. If they are bothering you for a long period of time, then you should take the advice of the doctors.
Sometimes after taking Tramadol, you may have to suffer from mood elevating effects as this painkiller makes an effect on the central nervous system. Some other side effects of Tramadol are stomach pain, difficulty in urination, etc. and when you have to experience all these, you should take help from the doctor.
Some other serious side effects of Tramadol are irregular heartbeat, severe dizziness, fainting, seizure, etc. If you are experiencing those, you should take the medical help as soon as possible.
The serotonin syndrome is the rare but serious side effects of Tramadol which happens because of the increasing level of serotonin.
Tramadol is known as an opioid drug and that is why it can cause issues like slow/shallow breathing, severe drowsiness/difficulty waking up, confusion, etc. If you notice any issues like this, you should go for the doctor’s help.
Tramadol should not be taken with the blood thinners like warfarin. The interaction of Tramadol with the blood thinner can harm your health.
Antifungal medicine like erythromycin (E.E.S., E-Mycin, Erythrocin) and linezolid (Zyvox) should also be avoided taking with Tramadol.
Tramadol should not be taken when you are using medicines for psychological disorders schizophrenia, depression, anxiety, etc.
You should not use Tramadol if you are using heart medicines like digoxin (Lanoxin).
Tramadol should be avoided taking with other painkillers like oxycodone as Tramadol is already a strong painkiller.
When you are using seizure medicines like Carbamazepine (Equetro, Tegretol), you should not take Tramadol as your painkiller.
Don’t use any kind of muscle relaxer when you are using Tramadol as your painkiller.
Don’t use Tramadol
Tramadol is not for those who are suffering from the liver or kidney disease.
Seizure patients should also avoid using this painkiller Tramadol.
The pregnant women should also avoid this painkiller as it may harm the unborn baby. If you are pregnant, for treating the pain you should take the help of the doctor.
This medicine is not for you if your age is less than 16 years.
Tramadol is not suitable for those whose age is more than 60 years. There are lots of problems they may have to face if the people above 60 take Tramadol as their painkiller.