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:
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
Swelling of the eyes, face, throat, tongue, lips, hands, feet, ankles, or lower legs
Difficulty falling asleep
Heartburn or indigestion
Sores on the inside of your mouth, nose, eyes, or throat