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Ultram

ULTRAM®
(tramadol hydrochloride) Tablets, USP 50 mg
Opioid Analgesic




DRUG DESCRIPTION

Drug Substance

Proper name: tramadol hydrochloride

Chemical name: (±)cis-2-[(dimethylamino)methyl]-1-(3-methoxyphenyl) cyclohexanol hydrochloride

Molecular formula and molecular mass: C16H25NO2 •HCl and 299.84

Structural formula:

ULTRAM® (tramadol hydrochloride) Structural Formula Illustration

Physicochemical properties: Tramadol hydrochloride is a white to off-white, crystalline, odourless powder with a melting point between 180-184°C.

What are the possible side effects of tramadol (ConZip, Rybix ODT, Ryzolt, Ultram, Ultram ER)?

Get emergency medical help if you have any of these signs of an allergic reaction: hives; difficulty breathing; swelling of your face, lips, tongue, or throat.

Stop using tramadol and call your doctor at once if you have any of these serious side effects:

  • agitation, hallucinations, fever, fast heart rate, overactive reflexes, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, loss of coordination, fainting;
  • seizure (convulsions);
  • a red, blistering, peeling skin rash; or
  • shallow breathing, weak pulse.

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What are the precautions when taking tramadol hcl (Ultram)?

Before taking tramadol, tell your doctor or pharmacist if you are allergic to it; or if you have any other allergies. This product may contain inactive ingredients, which can cause allergic reactions or other problems. Talk to your pharmacist for more details.

Before using this medication, tell your doctor or pharmacist your medical history, especially of: brain disorders (such as head injury, tumor, seizures), breathing problems (such as asthma, sleep apnea, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease-COPD), kidney disease, liver disease, mental/mood disorders (such as confusion, depression, suicidal thoughts), personal or family history of regular use/abuse of drugs/alcohol, stomach/intestinal problems (such as blockage, constipation, diarrhea due to infection, paralytic ileus),...

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Last reviewed on RxList: 3/18/2015
This monograph has been modified to include the generic and brand name in many instances.

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