Tramadol by Searle is used to help relieve moderate to moderately severe pain.
HOW TO USE TRAMADOL HCL
Take Tramadol by Searle by mouth as directed by your doctor, usually every 4 to 6 hours as needed for pain relief.
Follow your doctor’s instructions carefully.
If you wait until the pain has worsened, the medication may not work as well.
Other pain relievers (such as acetaminophen, ibuprofen) may also be prescribed.
Tramadol by Searle may cause withdrawal reactions, especially if it has been used regularly for a long time or in high doses.
See also Warning section.
Nausea, vomiting, constipation, lightheadedness, dizziness, drowsiness, or headache may occur.
Ask your pharmacist for help in selecting a laxative (such as a stimulant type with stool softener).
Tell your doctor right away if any of these unlikely but serious side effects occur: mental/mood changes (such as agitation, hallucinations), severe stomach/abdominal pain, difficulty urinating
Get medical help right away if any of these rare but serious fainting, seizure.
Tramadol by Searle may increase serotonin and rarely cause a very serious condition called serotonin syndrome/toxicity.
However, get medical help right away if you notice any of the following symptoms: rash, itching/swelling (especially of the face/tongue/throat), severe dizziness, trouble breathing.