Tramadol Side Effects

The following information does not cover all directions, drug interactions, precautions, or side effects of tramadol. No written information can substitute the advice and directions of a doctor or health provider.

Warnings and Precautions

Tramadol can be habit-forming; for that reason it must be taken only as directed by a doctor following all the directions written on the prescription label.  Patients with a history of depression, alcoholism or drug dependence must discuss their previous addictions with their doctor before taking this medication. A dosage adjustment and special monitoring during treatment is required for patients with these conditions.

Do not consume generic tramadol while you are taking street drugs, alcohol, pain relievers, antidepressants or any other kind of medication. Dangerous interaction side effects could occur, leading to severe liver damage, seizures, shortness of breath or even death.

Tramadol is in the FDA pregnancy category C; this means that it is not known whether it will be harmful to an unborn baby or if it passes into breast milk. As serious side effects can occur, pregnant woman and nursing mothers must talk with a medical practitioner before taking this or any other medication. At the same time, Tramadol is not approved by the FDA for use by children younger than 16 years of age.

If you suffer from kidney disease, liver disease or allergies you might not be able to use this medication. Some of the inactive ingredients in cheap tramadol can cause allergic reactions or intense side effects to patients with these conditions.

Tramadol Side Effects

Common Tramadol side effects include:

  • Dizziness, drowsiness and blurred vision
  • Upset Stomach, vomiting and diarrhea
  • Anxiety
  • Headaches

Seek medical assistance immediately if these severe

Tramadol side effects occur:

  • Fast heartbeat
  • Severe allergic reactions
  • Redness, swelling, and itching of the face
  • Numbness or tingling of the hands and feet
  • Difficulty breathing
  • Changes in urination color or frequency
  • Seizures
  • Sudden mood changes


A tramadol overdose or interaction with any other drug or alcohol can be fatal; severe liver damage, unconsciousness, coma or even death can occur. Seek medical attention imediately if an overdose is suspected. Signs of an overdose start with the difficulty breathing, seizures, severe vomiting, agitation, and heartbeat acceleration. Changes in the urine color, extreme weakness, fainting and tremor, and an increase on the frequency and strength of all the side effects mentioned above are also signs of an overdose. A tramadol overdose must be attended immediately due to the seriousness of its consequences. Follow all the directions given on the prescription label.