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What is tramadol?

Tramadol is a prescription medication used to treat moderate to severe pain. This medication is a man-made narcotic-like pain medication. Tramadol affects the central nervous system to reduce pain.

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How does tramadol interact with other medications or food?
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If you are taking/using... An anticholinergic drug, a diuretic, metoclopramide, or rufinamide - T...
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Who should not use tramadol?
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People who are allergic to tramadol, to opioid medications or to any ingredient contained in tramado...
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What are the side effects of tramadol extended-release?
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Serious side effects of tramadol extended-release that require immediate medical attention inclu...
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What should I know about tramadol before using it?
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Tramadol increases the risk of seizures for those with a seizure disorder. If you are allergic to o...
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