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What are the side effects of tramadol?

Donna Hill Howes, RN
Family Practitioner

Tramadol can cause serotonin syndrome, a potentially life-threatening condition that occurs when high levels of serotonin accumulate in the body. Symptoms include drowsiness, weakness, shivering, and uncontrolled jerking movements.

Other side effects may include headaches, dizziness, vertigo (sense of spinning), weakness, sweating, itching, dry mouth, loss of appetite, indigestion, nausea, vomiting, constipation, and diarrhea. 

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