Tramadol Side Effects

Tramadol, the well-known pain reliever used for its pain relieving properties, is used in a wide variety of different avatars. Anyone prescribed to use this medication should take care to keep in mind the side effects that he may encounter. Great for treatment of moderate to severe pain, Tramadol side effects are many. They are described below.

Rare or less common Tramadol side effects

Be it stomach or abdominal fullness, bloating, increased blood pressure or change in balance, some side effects of this medication cannot be ignored, though they are comparatively rare in occurrence. Other such less common Tramadol side effects include:

• Blisters under the skin
• Blood in the urine
• Blurred vision
• Discomfort or pain in the chest
• Convulsions
• Difficult urination
• Darkened urine
• Chills
• Fast heartbeat
• Fainting
• Yellow skin or eyes
• Sweats
• Shortness of breath
• No or weak pulse in the legs
• Itching or/and severe redness in the skin
• Severe nausea
• Severe cramping
• Hallucinations
• Recurrent fever
• Loss of memory
• Irregular heartbeat
• Indigestion

Some common Tramadol side effects

More important than the rare Tramadol side effects are the common ones. If you have been prescribed this medication, you should know to look out for the common Tramadol side effects. They are as follows:
• Agitation
• Constipation
• Cough
• Stomach or abdominal pain
• Anxiety
• Diarrhea
• Drowsiness
• Discouragement
• Dry mouth
• Fever
• Feeling unusually cold, warm or hot
• A general feeling of illness or discomfort
• Heartburn
• Headache
• Joint pain
• Irritability
• Loss of appetite
• Itching of the skin
• Muscle pains and aches
• Loss of interest in anything
• Nervousness
• Nausea
• Restlessness
• Shivering
• Runny nose
• Skin rash
• Sore throat
• Sweating
• Stuffy nose
• Trouble concentrating
• Tiredness
• Weakness
• Unusual feeling of excitement for no apparent reason

Very rare side effects too can be attributed to this medication. Things like abnormal dreams, back pain, clamminess, confusion, bladder pain, change in hearing abilities, decreased interest in sex, ear congestion, excessive gas, feeling jittery, hot flashes, severe headaches, etc, all are side effects experienced by some patients taking Tramadol hydrochloride. It is a good idea to know what can be expected before starting with the medication.

The truth is that most Tramadol side effects go away as the body gets adjusted to the medication. However, if they continue for too long or their severity is something the patient does not feel comfortable with, it is best to let the doctor know as soon as possible. Even after you stop taking the medication, Tramadol side effects may continue and medical attention may be something you need.

It is important to remember not to use this medication without the guidance of a doctor and never to share it with someone else. Risk during pregnancy cannot be ruled out. Tramadol side effects need to be taken into account before starting with the medication.