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Author Topic: Tramadol - prescription analgesic. Side-effects?  (Read 1779 times)

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Tramadol - prescription analgesic. Side-effects?
« on: 06 January, 2013, 02:26:58 PM »
Has anyone else had some weird side effects when taking Tramadol?
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Re: Tramadol - prescription analgesic. Side-effects?
« Reply #1 on: 06 January, 2013, 05:07:44 PM »
I haven't any first hand experience if Tramadol but I did google it.

Phew!

Here's the NHS list from:

http://www.nhs.uk/medicine-guides/pages/MedicineSideEffects.aspx?condition=Pain&medicine=tramadol%20hydrochloride

Take your pick Ant...

Very common: More than 1 in 10 people who take Tramadol hydrochloride

•feeling dizzy
•nausea

Common: More than 1 in 100 people who take Tramadol hydrochloride

•constipation
•dry mouth
•headaches
•sleepiness
•sweating
•tiredness
•vomiting

Uncommon: More than 1 in 1000 people who take Tramadol hydrochloride

•diarrhoea
•gastrointestinalirritation such as feelings of pressure or feelings of fullness in the stomach
•heart or circulation problems such as palpitations, faster heart rate, a drop in blood pressure on standing or sitting up or collapse
•retching
•skin problems such as itching, urticaria, skin rash or rashes

Rare: More than 1 in 10,000 people who take Tramadol hydrochloride

•allergic reactions such as a difficulty in breathing, bronchospasm, wheezing or angioedema
•anaphylactic reactions
•appetite changes
•blurred vision
•changes in activity
•convulsions
•coordination problems
•fainting or brief loss of consciousness
•mood changes including elation or dysphoria
•motorial weakness
•muscle problems such as involuntary contractions
•nightmares
•psychiatric problems
•raised blood pressure
•respiratory depression
•sleeping problems
•slower heart rate
•thought and sensory changes such as changes in decision making or in perception
•Tramadol hydrochloridedependence
•urinary problems such as a difficulty in passing urine, painful urination or urinary retention
•withdrawal symptoms can occur when this medicine is stopped. These include: difficulty sleeping; hyperactivity; panic attacks; hallucinations; paraesthesiae; tremors; tinnitus; feeling agitated, nervous or anxious; gastrointestinal problems; confusion; delusions; depersonalisation; or feeling paranoid.

The frequency of these side-effects is unknown

•abnormal laboratory test results
•enlargement of the pupil
•speech problems
•worsening of asthma

If you feel unwell or if you have concerns about a side-effect, you will need to seek advice. If you feel very ill, get medical help straight away. Contact your prescriber, pharmacist, nurse or call NHS Direct on 0845 46 47.

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Re: Tramadol - prescription analgesic. Side-effects?
« Reply #2 on: 06 January, 2013, 06:05:30 PM »
I haven't any first hand experience if Tramadol but I did google it.

Phew!



•feeling dizzy
•nausea

Common: More than 1 in 100 people who take Tramadol hydrochloride

•constipation
•dry mouth
•headaches
•sleepiness
[s]•sweating[/s]
•tiredness
vomiting
Uncommon: More than 1 in 1000 people who take Tramadol hydrochloride

•diarrhoea
•gastrointestinalirritation such as feelings of pressure or feelings of fullness in the stomach
•heart or circulation problems such as palpitations, faster heart rate, a drop in blood pressure on standing or sitting up or collapse
•retching
•skin problems such as itching, urticaria, skin rash or rashes
If you feel unwell or if you have concerns about a side-effect, you will need to seek advice. If you feel very ill, get medical help straight away. Contact your prescriber, pharmacist, nurse or call NHS Direct on 0845 46 47.

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I've struck through the ones I haven't got! But anything is better than pain.
The worst is the effects on the mouth - nothing tastes like it should -  its like the bottom of a parrots cage!

OOPs! cross out diarrhoea.(if only )
« Last Edit: 06 January, 2013, 06:08:16 PM by antonymous »
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Re: Tramadol - prescription analgesic. Side-effects?
« Reply #3 on: 07 January, 2013, 10:18:19 AM »
Eek  :(
Is it worth trying going back to see if they can give you something else?

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Re: Tramadol - prescription analgesic. Side-effects?
« Reply #4 on: 07 January, 2013, 12:26:47 PM »
Eek  :(
Is it worth trying going back to see if they can give you something else?

I've reduced the dose to a quarter of normal - and seeing the quack this pm.
(Worse than any of the above is that I cant have any alcohol whilst taking it  :'( )
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Re: Tramadol - prescription analgesic. Side-effects?
« Reply #5 on: 07 January, 2013, 01:15:36 PM »
Eek  :(
Is it worth trying going back to see if they can give you something else?

I've reduced the dose to a quarter of normal - and seeing the quack this pm.
(Worse than any of the above is that I cant have any alcohol whilst taking it  :'( )

Well that's it then, you must demand a recount!
Hope the appointment goes well.