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Tramadol - Oral - Patient Medicine Information

> Why do I need this medicine?
> How do I take this medicine?
> What should I do if I have forgotten to take this medicine?
> When should I not use this medicine?
> What should I take note of while taking this medicine?
> What side effects could I experience?
> Can I take this with other medicines?
> What special dietary instructions should I follow?
> How should I store this medicine?

 
Available Brands

Other Known Brands
  • Mabron    
  • Sefmal    
  • Domadol    
  • Pengesic    
  • Anadol    
  • Tramundin    

Why do I need this medicine?

Tramadol is used to relieve moderate to severe pain.

How do I take this medicine?

Take Tramadol exactly as directed by your doctor or according to the instructions on the label. Do not take more or less than instructed by your doctor.

You may take Tramadol with or without food. Try to take it at the same time each day.

If you are taking the extended-release capsule (labelled as "Retard", "XL", "SR" or "LA"), swallow it whole. Do not open, chew or crush the capsule.

If you are taking the orally-disintegrating tablet, do not swallow, chew or crush the tablet; it must be placed on your tongue and allow to dissolve for it to be effective.

Do not stop taking Tramadol unless instructed otherwise, as stopping it suddenly could worsen your condition.

What should I do if I have forgotten to take this medicine?

Take the missed dose as soon as you remember. If it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and return to your normal dosing schedule.

DO NOT double a dose under any circumstances.

When should I not use this medicine?

Do not take Tramadol if you are currently taking or have taken a medicine known as monoamine oxidase inhibitor (used for treating depression) in the last 14 days.

What should I take note of while taking this medicine?

Inform your doctor if you have any of the following:
  • liver disease
  • kidney disease
  • history of drug abuse
  • respiratory disease
  • depression
  • epilepsy (seizures or fits)
  • head injury or trauma
Let your doctor know if you are pregnant or breastfeeding.

Individuals who are CYP2D6 ultra-rapid metaboliser may experience serious side effects from this medicine. Your doctor may perform genetic testing before giving you this medicine.

What side effects could I experience?

Tramadol may cause drowsiness and dizziness. If affected, do not drive or take part in any activity in which you need to be alert.

Other side effects include any of the following: flushing of the face, headache, muscle weakness, tiredness, problems sleeping, constipation, nausea, dry mouth and rashes.

Some side effects may need immediate medical help. Alert your doctor quickly if you experience any of the following:
  • seizures (fits)
  • breathlessness or problems swallowing
  • swollen eyes or mouth
  • unusual behaviour or mood swings
Inform your doctor if any of these side effects do not go away or are severe, or if you experience other side effects.

Can I take this with other medicines?

Do not take Tramadol if you are currently taking or have taken a medicine known as monoamine oxidase inhibitor (used for treating depression) in the last 14 days.

Inform your doctor and pharmacist if you are taking any of these medicines:
  • medicines to treat epilepsy (seizures or fits) e.g. carbamazepine
  • medicines to treat HIV e.g. ritonavir, indinavir
  • medicines for fungal infection e.g. ketoconazole, voriconazole
  • blood-thinning medicine e.g. warfarin
  • antibiotics e.g. erythromycin, rifampicin
This list does not include all medicines that may interact with Tramadol.

Always notify your doctor and pharmacist if you are taking any other medicines including herbal tonics such as traditional Chinese medicines, supplements and medicines that you buy without a prescription.

What special dietary instructions should I follow?

Avoid alcohol and St. John's wort.

How should I store this medicine?

Store in a cool, dry place away from the reach of children.

Medicines must not be used past the expiry date.

This information is independently developed by MIMS based on Tramadol - Oral and is provided for your reference only. It is not a replacement for and should only be used in conjunction with full consultation with a licensed healthcare professional, the information provided by your pharmacist and/or the manufacturer of the medication. It may not contain all the available information you require and cannot substitute professional medical care, nor does it take into account all individual circumstances. Although great effort has been made to ensure content accuracy, we shall not be held responsible or liable for any claims or damages arising from the use or misuse of the information contained herein, its contents or omissions, or otherwise. Copyright © 2019 MIMS. All rights reserved. Powered by MIMS.com

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