6 Nov 2009
tlh0862; Yes, yes, yes. I was on this medication for years and I was told that it was the steroid shots that I was getting in my low back that was making me gain weight. Well it turns out that it was the Ultram. I mean it is a great little pill, but wait until you try to get off of it. I felt like I was going through withdrawl of an opiate. I say call your Dr and see if there is another medication that they can try you on. Once I got off of it I did not try anything else, I was too afraid to get withdrawl symptoms. Good luck
5 Nov 2009
Weight gain is not a known side effect of Ultram (actually loss of appetite is a common side effect.
The known side effects are stated below:
Check with your doctor if any of these most COMMON side effects persist or become bothersome when using Ultram ER Extended-Release Tablets:
Constipation; diarrhea; dizziness; drowsiness; dry mouth; headache; increased sweating; nausea; trouble sleeping; vomiting; weakness.
Seek medical attention right away if any of these SEVERE side effects occur when using Ultram ER Extended-Release Tablets:
Severe allergic reactions (rash; hives; itching; difficulty breathing; tightness in the chest; swelling of the mouth, face, lips, or tongue; unusual hoarseness); agitation; chest pain; difficult or painful urination; disorientation; fainting; hallucinations; irregular heartbeat; loss of coordination; mood or mental changes (eg, depression); red, blistered, swollen, or peeling skin; seizures; severe dizziness or lightheadedness.
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