What is it?
This medication is prescribed to relieve severe pain, particularly after surgery. It works on the brain to decrease pain, and it’s best used for moderate to severe pain.

Active Ingredient (Common brand)
Tramadol (Ultram)

Common Side Effects
Abdominal or stomach pain, anxiety, confusion, nervousness, dizziness, sleep trouble, diarrhea, constipation, nausea, vomiting, excessive gas, dry mouth, skin flushing, headache, heartburn, hot flashes, itching, skin rash, loss of appetite, loss of energy, sleepiness, and sweating

Safe Use
Take this medication precisely as instructed by your physician

Hidden Benefits
Side effects are less likely than with other drugs

Not Recommended For
People who are allergic to narcotic medications

Special Hints
Seniors should not take more than 300 milligrams daily.