Brand Names: ConZip, Ultram, Ryzolt
Generic Name: Tramadol
Ultram is a well-known medication taken to help patients relieve their moderate and severe pain. It’s quite similar to narcotic analgesics, and it works in the human brain by changing the way the body feels pain and responds to it.
This medicine should be taken orally, usually each 4-6 hours to relieve pain. If patients have nausea, it’s advisable to take Ultram with food. Regular doses are always based on personal response and health condition.
Most doctors advise their patients to start taking this medicine in low doses to reduce the risk of having unwanted side effects.
The maximum allowed dosage is 400 mg a day. For patients who are older than 75, it’s not allowed to take over 300 mg a day. Besides, the intake of Ultram is associated with certain withdrawal reactions, especially if it’s used in higher doses and for a longer time.
Some of the most common withdrawal symptoms include watery eyes, restlessness, sweating, nausea, muscle pain and so on. To prevent them, people need to reduce their doses gradually.
In rare cases, this medication leads to developing an addiction, and this risk is increased in patients who have a history of drug or alcohol abuse.
Some of the most widespread adverse effects caused by the use of Ultram include:
They may reduce and pass away after taking this medicine for a while. The good news is that most of those people who undergo this treatment don’t develop any side effects at all. Only a few of them may have such serious adverse effects as:
It’s necessary to get medical help when you notice such serious symptoms as:
Before taking Ultram, it’s important to go to doctors and tell them if you have any allergic reactions and such health conditions as brain disorders, breathing issues, liver and kidney diseases, mood and mental ailments, drug or alcohol abuse, intestinal and stomach problems, pancreatitis, difficulty urinating, etc.
The intake of Ultram can make patients feel drowsy and dizzy, so that they should be careful when doing the things that require their complete alertness.
Finally, Ultram shouldn’t be combined with specific medications because of possible health risks. Patients shouldn’t take it with such drugs as some pain pills, narcotic antagonists, MAO inhibitors, street drugs, certain antidepressants, SNRIs, azole antifungals, macrolide antibiotics, HIV meds, pills to treat seizures, alcohol and others.