I'm getting to much stomach disorders like, nauseas,pain, diarrea, and sometimes vomitting,head spinning and things like that. But my legbone pain is very severe.
If you have been on the tramadol for awhile you can't just stop taking it rather you will need to taper off slowly. If you could post how much, how often and for how long you have been taking the tramadol, I would be able to help you better. You might want to talk to the doctor about your symptoms and see if he/she would prescribe a different pain reliever for the leg pain.
Please repost with further info so we can help you better,
I would suggest you contact the prescribing doctor right away. This is listed as a side effect:
Tramadol side effects
Get emergency medical help if you have any of these signs of an allergic reaction to tramadol: 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;
a red, blistering, peeling skin rash; or
shallow breathing, weak pulse.
Less serious tramadol side effects may include:
dizziness, spinning sensation;
constipation, upset stomach;
feeling nervous or anxious.
This is not a complete list of side effects and others may occur. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.
See also: Tramadol side effects (in more detail)
Tramadol Dosing Information
Usual Adult Tramadol Dose for Pain:
For mild to moderate severe chronic pain not requiring rapid onset of analgesic effect:
Initial dose: 25 mg every morning
Titration: increase in 25 mg increments as separate doses every 3 days to reach 100 mg per day taken as 25 mg 4 times per day. Then the total daily dose may be increased by 50 mg as tolerated every 3 days to reach 200 mg per day taken as 50 mg 4 times per day.
Maintenance: After titration, tramadol 50 mg to 100 mg can be administered as needed for pain relief every 4 to 6 hours not to exceed 400 mg per day.
For the management of moderate to moderately severe chronic pain in adults who require around-the-clock treatment of their pain for an extended period of time:
Initial Dose: 100 mg once daily and titrated up as necessary by 100 mg increments every five days to relief of pain and depending upon tolerability.
Maximum Dose: Extended-release tablets should not be administered at a dose exceeding 300 mg per day.
For patients in whom rapid onset of analgesic effect is required and for whom the benefits outweigh the risk of discontinuation due to adverse events associated with higher initial dose:
Dose: 50 mg to 100 mg can be administered as needed for pain relief every 4 to 6 hours, not to exceed 400 mg per day.
Usual Geriatric Tramadol Dose for Pain:
For patients over 65 years:
Dose selection should be cautious, usually starting at the low end of the dosing range, reflecting the greater frequency of decreased hepatic, renal, or cardiac function and of concomitant disease or other drug therapy.
For patients over 75 years:
Maximum dose of regular oral tablets: 300 mg per day in divided doses
Usual Pediatric Tramadol Dose for Pain:
16 years old and up:
Brand name: Ryzolt
Initial: 100 mg once daily
Titrate by 100 mg increments every 2 to 3 days if needed for pain control
Maximum: 300 mg/day
What other drugs will affect tramadol?
You may be more likely to have a seizure (convulsions) if you take tramadol while you are using certain other medicines. Do not take tramadol without telling your doctor if you also use any of the following medications:
an MAO inhibitor such as isocarboxazid (Marplan), tranylcypromine (Parnate), phenelzine (Nardil), or selegiline (Eldepryl, Emsam); or
an antidepressant such as amitriptyline (Elavil, Vanatrip), citalopram (Celexa), clomipramine (Anafranil), desipramine (Norpramin), escitalopram (Lexapro), fluoxetine (Prozac, Sarafem), fluvoxamine (Luvox), imipramine (Tofranil), nortriptyline (Pamelor), paroxetine (Paxil), or sertraline (Zoloft).
Cold or allergy medicine, sleeping pills, muscle relaxers, and medicine for seizures or anxiety can add to sleepiness caused by tramadol. Tell your doctor if you regularly use any of these medicines, or any other pain medication.
Tell your doctor about all other medicines you use, especially:
lithium (Eskalith, LithoBid);
ADHD medications (Adderall, Ritalin, Strattera);
an antibiotic such as clarithromycin (Biaxin), erythromycin (E.E.S., EryPed, Ery-Tab, Erythrocin), linezolid (Zyvox), rifampin (Rifadin, Rimactane, Rifater); or telithromycin (Ketek);
antifungal medication such as clotrimazole (Mycelex Troche), itraconazole (Sporanox), ketoconazole (Extina, Ketozole, Nizoral, Xolegal), or voriconazole (Vfend);
cancer medications such as gefitinib (Iressa), imatinib (Gleevec), or nilotinib (Tasigna);
a heart rhythm medication such as amiodarone (Cordarone, Pacerone), flecainide (Tambocor), propafenone (Rythmol), or quinidine (Quin-G);
heart or blood pressure medication such as diltiazem (Cartia, Cardizem), felodipine (Plendil), nifedipine (Nifedical, Procardia), verapamil (Calan, Covera, Isoptin, Verelan), and others;
HIV/AIDS medicine such as atazanavir (Reyataz), delavirdine (Rescriptor), fosamprenavir (Lexiva), indinavir (Crixivan), nelfinavir (Viracept), saquinavir (Invirase), or ritonavir (Norvir, Kaletra); or
migraine headache medicine such as sumatriptan (Imitrex, Treximet).
This list is not complete and there are many other drugs that can interact with tramadol. Tell your doctor about all medications you use. This includes prescription, over-the-counter, vitamin, and herbal products. Do not start a new medication without telling your doctor. Keep a list of all your medicines and show it to any healthcare provider who treats you.
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•Tramadol Side Effects (in more detail)
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•Tramadol Drug Interactions
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This info can be found by looking at the top of this page where it says Drugs A to Z. I had a neurosurgeon tell me years ago that Tramadol or Ultram does not become a narcotic until it is ingestested into the body, & that is why so many doctors are freely writing the scripts for it. It is a way around all of the paperwork, & does provide pain relief. What they don't tell you is about side effects. That is where we have to be proactive about what we put in our bodies, & research each & every drug that is prescribed. Sometimes the benefits outweigh the side effects altho'. I hope this helps you understand...
Hi, i would go along with the tapering plan Laurie has suggested - reduce by 50mg every week to 10 days. Depending on how you get on, you could do it slightly quicker, i tapered from Tramadol from a very high dose, and reduced 50mg every 5 - 7 days. I got to a low dose and quit from there. I did suffer some withdrawal symptoms, luckily i was able to take a couple of weeks off work and stayed with a friend. I was prepared & knew what to expect. I didn't feel that i could continue tapering down to 50mg, because of the dose i was taking, i wanted rid of the Tramadol & it was taking too long for me. Slow and steady is the way to go though. And as Laurie has also told you, Tramadol have SSRI properties, so you may feel a low mood as you are reducing. If you are struggling, please see your doctor, you may need to start a low dose of an antidepressant? Please feel free to write back to us if you need any further advise/help. Good luck : )
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