Tramadol TOPDOL 100mg (Ultram) 100 Tabs
is a cheaper alternative to Ultram with same strength and formula.
Tramadol is a narcotic-like pain reliever. Tramadol is used to treat
moderate to severe pain.
About tramadolTramadol is used to relieve moderate to severe pain. It works on the nerves and brain to reduce the pain you feel.
Before taking tramadol
Before taking tramadol make sure your doctor or pharmacist knows:
- If you are pregnant, trying for a baby or breast-feeding.
- If you have liver, kidney or prostate problems.
- If you have bile duct problems.
- If you have respiratory (breathing) problems, such as asthma.
- If you have thyroid problems.
- If you suffer from epilepsy.
- If you have low blood pressure.
- If you have been constipated for more than a week, with or without tummy pain and bloatedness.
- If you have any inflammatory bowel problems.
- If you have an adrenal gland problem.
- If you have myasthenia gravis (a muscle weakening disorder).
- If you suffer from porphyria (a rare blood disorder).
- If you have recently suffered a serious head injury.
- If you have ever had a problem with drug addiction.
- If you have ever had an allergic reaction to this or to any other medicine.
you are taking any other medicines, including those available to buy
without a prescription, herbal and complementary medicines.
How to take tramadol
- Before beginning treatment, read the manufacturer's printed information leaflet.
- Take tramadol exactly as you have been directed by your doctor. Never take more than the prescribed dose.
- If you have been given soluble tablets, these should be dissolved in a small glass of water before taking as directed.
you have been given orodispersible (melt-in-the-mouth) tablets, these
will dissolve quickly in your mouth when sucked, or they can be
dissolved in half a glass of water before taking.
tablets and capsules release tramadol slowly over time to give a more
prolonged and even effect. These must be swallowed whole and should not
be broken, crushed or chewed, otherwise they may release the drug too
quickly and cause side-effects.
Getting the most from your treatment
- Do not drink alcohol with tramadol as it will increase any feelings of dizziness and drowsiness.
Can tramadol cause problems?Along
with their useful effects, all medicines can cause unwanted
side-effects although not everyone experiences them. These usually
improve as your body adjusts to the new medicine, but speak with your
doctor or pharmacist if any of the following side-effects continue or
become troublesome.Common side-effectsWhat can I do if I experience
thisFeeling or being sickStick to simple foods. Eat little and
oftenConstipationTry to eat a well-balanced diet containing plenty of
fibre and drink 6-8 glasses of water each day. If constipation continues
to be a problem speak to your pharmacist or doctorDiarrhoeaDrink plenty
of water to replace lost fluids. If diarrhoea continues to be a problem
speak to your pharmacist or doctorDry mouthTry chewing sugar-free gum
or sugar-free sweetsTiredness, palpitations, light-headedness,
dizziness, confusion, headache, and drowsinessIf any of these become
troublesome, speak with your doctorIf you experience any other symptoms
which you think may be due to this medicine, speak with your doctor or
How to store tramadol
- Keep all medicines out of the reach and sight of children.
- Store in a cool, dry place, away from direct heat and light.