What is Ultram?
Ultram 50mg is a pain medicine similar to an opioid. It acts in the central nervous system (CNS) to relieve pain.
Ultram 50mg is used to treat moderate to severe pain in adults.
The extended-release form of tramadol (Ultram ER) is for around-the-clock treatment of pain. Ultram ER is not for use on an as-needed basis for pain.
You should not take Ultram 50mg if you have severe breathing problems, a blockage in your stomach or intestines, or if you have recently used alcohol, sedatives, tranquilizers, narcotic medication, or an MAO inhibitor (isocarboxazid, linezolid, methylene blue injection, phenelzine, rasagiline, selegiline, tranylcypromine, and others).
Ultram 50mg can slow or stop your breathing and may be habit-forming. MISUSE OF THIS MEDICINE CAN CAUSE ADDICTION, OVERDOSE, OR DEATH, especially in a child or other person using the medicine without a prescription.
What is the best way to take Ultram?
Follow your doctor’s instructions exactly when taking Ultram. Read all medication guides and follow the directions on your prescription label. Use Ultram only as prescribed, and never in excess or for a prolonged period of time. Do not take more of this medicine if you feel a greater urge to do so.
Especially if you have a history of drug addiction, do not share Ultram with anyone. MISUSE OF MEDICINE MAY CAUSE ADDICTION, OVERDOSE, OR DEATH. Place medications out of reach of children and pets. This medicine cannot be sold or given away.
If I miss a dose, what happens?
As Ultram is used to treat pain, it is unlikely that you will miss a dose. Whenever you have missed a dose, if the next dose is fast approaching, skip the missed dose. Use only one dose at a time.
In the event of an overdose, what happens?
Poison Help line 1-800-222-1222 or seek emergency medical attention. Especially in children and others who take medicines without a prescription, an overdose can be fatal. There may be symptoms of an overdose, such as drowsiness, pinpoint pupils, and slow or no breathing.
Your doctor may recommend you get naloxone (a medicine to reverse an opioid overdose) and keep it with you at all times. A person caring for you can give the naloxone if you stop breathing or don’t wake up. Your caregiver must still get emergency medical help and may need to perform CPR (cardiopulmonary resuscitation) on you while waiting for help to arrive.
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