Common and Major side effects of Tramadol

Tramadol is a powerful drug having mild to severe side effects, which is a matter of concern for both patients and clinicians. Some side effects can be treated by changing the dose and some go away with time as your body gets used to the medicine. But, there are some major side effects that need immediate medical help else they can be life threatening.

Major- Less Common side effects

  • bloating
  • blurred vision
  • blood in urine
  • decreased or abnormal touch sensation
  • stomach or abdominal fullness
  • chills
  • change in balance and walking
  • fainting
  • difficult urination
  • darkened urine
  • fast heartbeat
  • convulsions
  • increased heart rate
  • memory loss
  • indigestion
  • tingling and numbness of toes, face, fingers
  • Discomfort or pain in lower back, legs, and arms especially pain in heels or carves upon exertion.
  • recurrent fever
  • severe cramping
  • sweats
  • itching, swelling, redness of skin
  • shaking or trembling of feet or hands
  • yellow skin or eyes
  • problems in carrying out routine tasks
  • severe nausea
  • breathlessness
  • Feeling, seeing, hearing things that doesn’t exist.

Symptoms of overdose

  • breathing problems
  • decreased responsiveness or awareness
  • light-headedness
  • severe sleepiness
  • pinpointed eye pupils
  • unusual tiredness
  • breathlessness
  • irregular or slow heartbeat

Minor side effects

If you notice minor side effects, they basically do not need medical attention as they disappear with time. As your body gets used to the medication, these minor side effects vanish. But if they exist for long, get in touch with your doctor immediately.

More Common

  • agitation
  • anxiety
  • diarrhoea
  • drowsiness
  • constipation
  • drowsiness
  • discouragement
  • headache
  • fever
  • heartburn
  • feeling empty or sad
  • joint pain
  • itching skin
  • irritability
  • nausea
  • muscle pains or aches
  • loss of strength
  • appetite loss
  • loss of pleasure or interest
  • runny nose
  • restlessness
  • sore throat
  • shivering
  • problems in concentrating
  • weakness
  • tiredness
  • stuffy nose


  • scaly or cracked skin
  • bladder pain
  • back pain
  • abnormal dreams
  • decreased appetite
  • confusion
  • ear congestion
  • earache/pain in ear
  • ear drainage
  • excessive gas
  • pain, difficult or burning urination
  • feeling hot
  • fall
  • unusual or false sense of well-being
  • feeling jittery
  • Goosebumps
  • hot flashes
  • hoarseness
  • joint swelling
  • joint sprain
  • joint stiffness
  • voice loss
  • muscle injury
  • muscle twitching
  • neck pain
  • pain
  • nasal congestion
  • skin discoloration
  • chest tightness
  • breathing problems
  • sleeping problems

Some side effects can occur after treatment, when you stop using this drug; there is a possibility that you notice side effects that need medical help. In such cases contact your physician immediately

  1. trembling or shivering
  2. gooseflesh
  3. large pupils
  4. high BP
  5. increased sweating
  6. increased yawning

Important Information about Tramadol

We don’t like pain. Unfortunately, it is an unavoidable part of our live. To get rid from physical pain, we pop pills. A few people increase the dosage or if required shop for a stronger pain relief medicine. Though, there have been many issues when people get addicted to the pain relievers.

Tramadol is a one-stop when it comes to management of pain. Tramadol is an effective pain reliever that is used to treat mild pain and even severe pain. However, extensive release of Tramadol allows uninterrupted treatment of pain. Tramadol is a powerful pain killer that works like morphine. Today, many people are taking this drug for various unintended reasons. It is addictive but effective. Before you go off it, think!

  • I am Pregnant, should I Consult a doctor – Tramadol should only be used after doctor’s prescription. Moreover, if you are pregnant you should not take this drug as it may cause withdrawal symptoms that are life-threatening for a newborn.
  • I drink Alcohol, is there any specification?- You should never take Tramadol drug if you have used sedatives, alcohol, narcotic medications or tranquilizers within last few hours of consuming Tramadol. Hazardous side effects can occur when Tramadol is combines with alcohol.
  • Is Tramadol habit forming? – This drug may be addictive of habit-forming when used at regular doses, so it is better to take medicine as prescribed by doctor. Misuse of Tramadol or Narcotic medication for pain can lead to overdose, addiction or even death, particularly in kids and among people who use this medicine without medical prescription.
  • Can I Crush the tablet? – No, you should never crush the Tramadol tablet as it is only to be consumed orally through mouth. When medicine is crushed, the powder should not get diluted or inhaled into the body as it can also lead to overdose, life threatening side effects and in worst scenario, it may also lead to death.
  • I am allergic; do I need to consult a doctor? – Yes, you should clarify your allergy to your doctor. If you are allergic you should not take Tramadol. If you have breathing problem or asthma you better don’t take this medicine. People having intestine blockage or stomach blockage and Kidney or liver problem should also be specific about their health disorders while consulting a doctor.
  • Is there any Seizure risk after taking Tramadol? – Convulsions or Seizures occurred in some people consuming this medicine as Tramadol may cause a seizure when you have family history of metabolic disorder, head injury or if you are already taking some medicines like antidepressants, narcotic, muscle relaxers, medicine for vomiting and nausea.

Some medicines act together with Tramadol that can lead to critical situation known as serotonin syndrome. Ensure your doctor should know about your health disorders, family history, drug abuse and any other medicines that take for mental illness, depression, migraine headaches or any serious infections. Consult your doctor prior making any kind of changes in the dose of Tramadol while taking medications.

Oltram tramadol

oltram-50 oltram50 oltram-100

Ol-tram 50. Ol-tram 100 is manufactured Hab Pharmaceuticals. Ol-tram is a pain reliever medication which contains tramadol. Ol-tram is a medication belongs to the class of medication similar to narcotis which is also known as opiate agonists.

Tramadol should not to be taken with alcohol. Alcohol may cause a dangerous decrease in breathing and/ or liver problems when combined with Tramadol during treatment.

HAB Pharmaceuticals & Research Ltd. is one of the leading pharmaceuticals manufacturers in India. With over 30 years of experience in manufacturing HAB had worked with all the leading pharmaceuticals Co. of the country. Operating with Two state of the art production facilities in Northern and Western India with area of about 50000 sq. ft. facilitates international production standards with ultra-modern plant, machineries & equipments.


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