IN THIS ARTICLE
- What is tramadol (ConZip, Rybix ODT, Ryzolt, Ultram, Ultram ER)?
- What are the possible side effects of tramadol (ConZip, Rybix ODT, Ryzolt, Ultram, Ultram ER)?
- What is the most important information I should know about tramadol (ConZip, Rybix ODT, Ryzolt, Ultram, Ultram ER)?
- What should I discuss with my healthcare provider before taking tramadol (ConZip, Rybix ODT, Ryzolt, Ultram, Ultram ER)?
- How should I take tramadol (ConZip, Rybix ODT, Ryzolt, Ultram, Ultram ER)?
- What happens if I miss a dose (ConZip, Rybix ODT, Ryzolt, Ultram, Ultram ER)?
- What happens if I overdose (ConZip, Rybix ODT, Ryzolt, Ultram, Ultram ER)?
- What should I avoid while taking tramadol (ConZip, Rybix ODT, Ryzolt, Ultram, Ultram ER)?
- What other drugs will affect tramadol (ConZip, Rybix ODT, Ryzolt, Ultram, Ultram ER)?
- Where can I get more information?
What happens if I miss a dose (ConZip, Rybix ODT, Ryzolt, Ultram, Ultram ER)?
Take the missed dose as soon as you remember. Skip the missed dose if it is almost time for your next scheduled dose. Do not take extra medicine to make up the missed dose.
What happens if I overdose (ConZip, Rybix ODT, Ryzolt, Ultram, Ultram ER)?
Seek emergency medical attention or call the Poison Help line at 1-800-222-1222. A tramadol overdose can be fatal.
Overdose symptoms may include extreme drowsiness, shallow breathing, muscle weakness, slow heartbeat, cold or clammy skin, fainting, or seizure.
What should I avoid while taking tramadol (ConZip, Rybix ODT, Ryzolt, Ultram, Ultram ER)?
Do not drink alcohol. It may cause a dangerous decrease in your breathing when used together with tramadol.
Tramadol may impair your thinking or reactions. Be careful if you drive or do anything that requires you to be alert.
What other drugs will affect tramadol (ConZip, Rybix ODT, Ryzolt, Ultram, Ultram ER)?
You may be more likely to have a seizure (convulsions) if you take tramadol while you are using certain other medicines. Do not take tramadol without telling your doctor if you also use any of the following medications:
- an MAO inhibitor such as isocarboxazid (Marplan), tranylcypromine (Parnate), phenelzine (Nardil), or selegiline (Eldepryl, Emsam); or
- an antidepressant such as amitriptyline (Elavil, Vanatrip), citalopram (Celexa), clomipramine (Anafranil), desipramine (Norpramin), escitalopram (Lexapro), fluoxetine (Prozac, Sarafem), fluvoxamine (Luvox), imipramine (Tofranil), nortriptyline (Pamelor), paroxetine (Paxil), or sertraline (Zoloft).
Cold or allergy medicine, sleeping pills, muscle relaxers, and medicine for seizures or anxiety can add to sleepiness caused by tramadol. Tell your doctor if you regularly use any of these medicines, or any other pain medication.
Tell your doctor about all other medicines you use, especially:
- carbamazepine (Carbatrol, Equetro, Tegretol);
- lithium (Eskalith, LithoBid);
- ADHD medications (Adderall, Ritalin, Strattera);
- an antibiotic such as clarithromycin (Biaxin), erythromycin (E.E.S., EryPed, Ery-Tab, Erythrocin, Pediazole), linezolid (Zyvox), rifampin (Rifadin, Rimactane, Rifater); or telithromycin (Ketek);
- antifungal medication such as clotrimazole (Mycelex Troche), itraconazole (Sporanox), ketoconazole (Nizoral), miconazole (Oravig), or voriconazole (Vfend);
- cancer medications such as gefitinib (Iressa), imatinib (Gleevec), or nilotinib (Tasigna);
- a heart rhythm medication such as amiodarone (Cordarone, Pacerone), flecainide (Tambocor), propafenone (Rythmol), or quinidine (Quin-G);
- heart or blood pressure medication such as diltiazem (Cartia, Cardizem), felodipine (Plendil), nifedipine (Nifedical, Procardia), verapamil (Calan, Covera, Isoptin, Verelan), and others;
- HIV/AIDS medicine such as atazanavir (Reyataz), delavirdine (Rescriptor), fosamprenavir (Lexiva), indinavir (Crixivan), nelfinavir (Viracept), saquinavir (Invirase), or ritonavir (Norvir, Kaletra); or
- migraine headache medicine such as sumatriptan (Imitrex, Treximet).
This list is not complete and there are many other drugs that can interact with tramadol. Tell your doctor about all medications you use. This includes prescription, over-the-counter, vitamin, and herbal products. Do not start a new medication without telling your doctor. Keep a list of all your medicines and show it to any healthcare provider who treats you.
Where can I get more information?
Your pharmacist can provide more information about tramadol.
Remember, keep this and all other medicines out of the reach of children, never share your medicines with others, and use this medication only for the indication prescribed.
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