Ultram is a prescription drug approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to manage moderate to moderately severe pain in adults. Ultram is also known by its drug name, tramadol.
Ultram is an opioid, or synthetic opiate, that works as an analgesic (painkiller). Ultram is believed to work by reducing the perception of pain.
According to the National Institute on Drug Abuse, regular use of opioids — even as prescribed by a doctor — can lead to dependence. If misused, opioids can cause overdose and death.
How do I take it?
Take Ultram as prescribed, usually two to four times a day.
Ultram comes in tablet form.
The FDA-approved label for Ultram lists common side effects including dizziness, drowsiness, nausea, constipation, sweating and itching.
Rare but serious side effects listed for Ultram include serotonin syndrome, suicidal thoughts or behaviors, head trauma, interactions with drugs and alcohol, seizures, addiction, respiratory depression, and severe allergic reactions.
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Ultram — RxList