Ultram consumer information


What is Ultram?

Ultram is an effective painkiller which is used for relieving moderate to severe forms of acute pain. When used in its extended release form it can also be very effective for relieving moderate to severe chronic pains. Ultram can be used in virtually any circumstances where rapid pain management is required since its effective regardless of the actual cause behind the pain.

How does Ultram relieve pain?

Ultram works by blocking the nerve signals informing about pain transmitted to the brain and makes it believe that pain is already gone. Such a mechanism of action is very effective for relieving various types of pain regardless of the actual cause. It can be an injury or internal inflammation – Ultram will still help get rid of the pain fast and effectively. Moreover, unlike previous generation of painkillers, it doesn’t affect the consciousness and awareness so you can perform usual activities without problems.

What should I know before using Ultram?

Ultram shouldn’t be used by those who have a history of drug or alcohol abuse. Ultram can be addictive, so it is very important to respect the prescribed dosage and not take it for longer than required. If you notice that the medication is not working as effectively as it should, inform your doctor and do not adjust the dosage on your own.

Using Ultram together with alcohol is strongly discouraged because the conjunction may lead to severe side effects such as seizures. Do not take Ultram together with other painkillers, sedatives, anti-convulsion drugs, antidepressants or drugs that may impair your thinking reactions.

In some cases Ultram was observed to affect concentration abilities and thinking reactions. So it is highly recommended to avoid driving, using any machinery or performing hazardous tasks before you know how exactly Ultram affects your sense of awareness and concentration.

Certain health conditions will require the dosage of Ultram to be adjusted. So make sure to inform your doctor if you have any of the following:

• kidney or liver disease
• stomach disorders
• depression or suicidal thought in the past

In some cases there’s a certain risk of experiencing seizures when using Ultram:

• history of alcohol or drug abuse
• history of seizure disorders (epilepsy)
• history of head injury
• metabolic disorders
• using antidepressants, muscle relaxants, drugs for nausea or vomiting

If you experience seizures when using Ultram make sure to inform your doctor and wait for indications without adjusting your dosage without your doctor knowing it.