Ultram (tramadol), is an analgesic (pain-reducing) opiate drug that treats conditions like:
- RLS (restless legs syndrome)
State Regulation of Ultram®
Many states have classified Ultram® as a controlled substance, because it has a high potential for addiction and abuse.
Ultram® and Pregnancy
If you are pregnant or are planning to become pregnant, talk to your doctor before starting Ultram®. It has been suggested that taking this drug while pregnant may increase a woman’s risk of having a baby with birth defects.
Women should tell their doctors who took this drug close to delivery right away if they notice unusual symptoms in their babies such as:
- Persistent crying
- Vomiting or diarrhea
- Shallow or slow breathing
Women that are breastfeeding should not take Ultram.
Side Effects of Ultram® / Tramadol
- Changes in mood
- Difficulty breathing — an especially dangerous side effect
- Difficulty staying asleep
- Drowsiness, sleepiness
- Swelling of the eyes, face, throat, tongue, lips, hands, feet, ankles, or lower legs
- Difficulty falling asleep
- Dry mouth
- Flu-like symptoms
- Heartburn or indigestion
- Difficulty swallowing
- Muscle tightness
- Sores on the inside of your mouth, nose, eyes, or throat
- Uncontrollable shaking
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