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It is used to treat moderate to severe pain in adults
               



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What is this medicine?

TRAMADOL (TRA ma dole) is a pain reliever. It is used to treat moderate to severe pain in adults.

What should I tell my health care provider before I take this medicine?

They need to know if you have any of these conditions:
  • brain tumor
  • depression
  • drug abuse or addiction
  • head injury
  • if you frequently drink alcohol containing drinks
  • kidney disease or trouble passing urine
  • liver disease
  • lung disease, asthma, or breathing problems
  • seizures or epilepsy
  • suicidal thoughts, plans, or attempt; a previous suicide attempt by you or a family member
  • an unusual or allergic reaction to tramadol, codeine, other medicines, foods, dyes, or preservatives
  • pregnant or trying to get pregnant
  • breast- feeding

How should I use this medicine?

Take this medicine by mouth with a full glass of water. Follow the directions on the prescription label. If the medicine upsets your stomach, take it with food or milk. Do not take more medicine than you are told to take.

Talk to your pediatrician regarding the use of this medicine in children. Special care may be needed.

What if I miss a dose?

If you miss a dose, take it as soon as you can. If it is almost time for your next dose, take only that dose. Do not take double or extra doses.

What may interact with this medicine?

Do not take this medicine with any of the following medications:
  • MAOIs like Carbex, Eldepryl, Marplan, Nardil, and Parnate

This medicine may also interact with the following medications:

  • alcohol or medicines that contain alcohol
  • antihistamines
  • benzodiazepines
  • bupropion
  • carbamazepine or oxcarbazepine
  • clozapine
  • cyclobenzaprine
  • digoxin
  • furazolidone
  • linezolid
  • medicines for depression, anxiety, or psychotic disturbances
  • medicines for migraine headache like almotriptan, eletriptan, frovatriptan, naratriptan, rizatriptan, sumatriptan, zolmitriptan
  • medicines for pain like pentazocine, buprenorphine, butorphanol, meperidine, nalbuphine, and propoxyphene
  • medicines for sleep
  • muscle relaxants
  • naltrexone
  • phenobarbital
  • phenothiazines like perphenazine, thioridazine, chlorpromazine, mesoridazine, fluphenazine, prochlorperazine, promazine, and trifluoperazine
  • procarbazine
  • warfarin

               
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