What are possible side effects of Ultram?

Ultram (tramadol), a prescription drug used to treat moderate to moderately severe pain, can cause a number of side effects. The most common include:
  • nausea
  • dizziness
  • headache
  • constipation
Other less common side effects from Ultram include:
  • difficulty falling asleep or staying asleep
  • weakness
  • vomiting, diarrhea, heartburn or indigestion
  • sleepiness, drowsiness
  • nervousness, agitation, changes in mood
  • uncontrollable shaking of a part of the body, muscle tightness
  • itching, sweating, chills, dry mouth
If any of these symptoms are severe or don't go away, tell your doctor. Also, call your doctor immediately if you experience any of these rarer but more serious symptoms:
  • seizures
  • sores on the inside of your mouth, nose, eyes or throat
  • flu-like symptoms
  • hives, rash or swelling of the face, throat, tongue, lips, eyes, hands, feet, ankles or lower legs
  • hoarseness, difficulty swallowing or breathing
  • hallucinations
Ultram may cause physical dependence, so you shouldn't stop taking it without talking to your doctor first. Suddenly stopping Ultram may cause withdrawal symptoms.

There is also a risk of becoming addicted to this medication. This is more likely if you are or have ever been addicted to or abused other medicines, street drugs or alcohol or if you have a history of mental health problems.

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