Important safety information:
Tramadol may cause drowsiness and dizziness. These effects may be worse if you take it with alcohol or certain medicines. Use Tramadol with caution. Do not drive or perform other possibly unsafe tasks until you know how you react to it.
Do not drink alcohol or use medicines that may cause drowsiness (eg, sleep aids, muscle relaxers) while you are using Tramadol ; it may add to their effects. Ask your pharmacist if you have questions about which medicines may cause drowsiness.
Tramadol may cause dizziness; alcohol, hot weather, exercise, or fever may increase this effect. To prevent it, sit up or stand slowly, especially in the morning. Sit or lie down at the first sign of this effect.
Tell your doctor or dentist that you take Tramadol before you receive any medical or dental care, emergency care, or surgery.
Use Tramadol with caution in the ELDERLY; they may be more sensitive to its effects.
Tramadol should not be used in CHILDREN younger than 16 years old; safety and effectiveness in these children have not been confirmed.
PREGNANCY and BREAST-FEEDING: Tramadol has been shown to cause harm to the fetus. If you think you may be pregnant, contact your doctor. You will need to discuss the benefits and risks of using Tramadol while you are pregnant. Tramadol is found in breast milk. Do not breast-feed while taking Tramadol .
When used for long periods of time or at high doses, Tramadol may not work as well and may require higher doses to obtain the same effect as when originally taken. This is known as TOLERANCE. Talk with your doctor if Tramadol stops working well. Do not take more than prescribed.
Some people who use Tramadol for a long time without a break may develop a physical need to continue taking it. This is known as physical DEPENDENCE. If you suddenly stop taking Tramadol , you may experience WITHDRAWAL symptoms including anxiety; diarrhea; fever, runny nose, or sneezing; goose bumps and abnormal skin sensations; nausea; vomiting; pain; rigid muscles; rapid heartbeat; seeing, hearing or feeling things that are not there; shivering or tremors; sweating; and trouble sleeping.