Ultram (tramadol) is a narcotic-like pain reliever.
Ultram is used to treat moderate to severe pain. Ultram extended-release is used to treat moderate to severe chronic pain when treatment is needed around the clock.
Ultram may also be used for other purposes not listed in this medication guide.
Get emergency medical help if you have any of these signs of an allergic reaction to Ultram: hives; difficulty breathing; swelling of your face, lips, tongue, or throat. Stop using Ultram 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;
- seizure (convulsions);
- a red, blistering, peeling skin rash; or
- shallow breathing, weak pulse.
Less serious Ultram side effects may include:
- dizziness, spinning sensation;
- constipation, upset stomach;
- drowsiness; or
- 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.