Ultram is an effective pain reliever, or analgesic. Ultram’s mode of action for is very similar to the mode of action of a narcotic, but the potential for abuse and addiction is much less. Unlike narcotics, Ultram does not reduce respiration.
It is important to note that Ultram is not a nonsteroidal antiinflammatory drug (NSAID). Ultram, unlike NSAID’s, does NOT increase the risk of stomach ulceration and internal bleeding.
How Do I Take Ultram?
Ultram comes in tablet form and is taken orally. Ultram can be taken with or without food. It is common for your doctor to start you on a low dosage of Ultram and gradually increase your dose every three days.
Ultram is normally taken every 4-6 hours, but it is important to follow the dosage recommended by your doctor.
Taking too much Ultram can result in serious side effects. The mode of action is very similar to the mode of action of a narcotic, so Ultram you can become addicted to Ultram. Only take Ultram for the amount of time recommended by your doctor.
Never stop taking Ultram suddenly. In most cases, your doctor will gradually reduce your dosage to reduce the chance of suffering from withdrawl.
Side Effects of Ultram
If you take Ultram, you may experience the following minor side effects:
- Shaking hands that you cannot control
- Increased muscle tightness
- Mood Swings
- Blurred vision
- Dry mouth
Some side effects can be serious. If you experience any of these symptoms, call your doctor immediately:
- Sores on the inside of your mouth, nose, eyes, or throat
- Difficulty swallowing or breathing
- Swelling of the face, throat, tongue, lips, eyes, hands, feet, ankles, or lower legs
- Fast heartbeat