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Tramadol: Precautions and Common Side Effects


Hello and welcome to “VideoScript”, presented by Drugs.com Today in the final of three presentations,
we continue reviewing tramadol, an opiate medication used for the relief
of moderate to moderately-severe pain Tramadol should be used cautiously in
kidney impairment, cirrhosis of the liver, and in the elderly In these patients, dose adjustments
of tramadol may be needed Patients who have used tramadol on a
chronic basis should discontinue tramadol slowly as directed by their health care provider; this will help to lessen side effects
such as insomnia and anxiety If used as directed, tramadol
is usually well tolerated However, like most drugs, tramadol
does have side effects Common side effects may include
constipation, headache, dizziness, drowsiness, and nausea and vomiting health care providers may suggest to
slowly increase the dose when tramadol is started to help to reduce some
of these side effects Thank you for joining us at Drugs.com
for a brief review of tramadol Please refer to our patient and
professional information, drug interaction checker and additional tools
on Drugs.com Patients with a concern about the use
of tramadol should consult with their health care provider Visit drugs.com/tramadol for more information

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