Who should not take TRAMADOL HCL ER?

The following conditions are contraindicated with this drug. Check with your physician if you have any of the following:


  • decreased function of the adrenal gland
  • symptoms from alcohol withdrawal
  • suicidal behavior
  • suicidal thoughts
  • alcoholism
  • alcohol intoxication
  • drug abuse
  • depression
  • serotonin syndrome, a type of disorder with high serotonin levels
  • a low seizure threshold
  • asthma
  • decreased lung function
  • blockage of the stomach or intestine
  • hardening of the liver
  • seizures
  • opioid overdose
  • a mother who is producing milk and breastfeeding
  • benzodiazepine overdose
  • high pressure within the skull
  • nervous system infection of brain and spinal cord
  • inherited dysfunction of autonomic nerve function
  • chronic obstructive pulmonary disease
  • CYP2D6 ultrarapid metabolizer
  • CYP2D6 poor metabolizer
  • sleep apnea due to airway obstruction
  • surgical removal of the adenoids in pediatric patient
  • surgical removal of the tonsils in pediatric patient
  • kidney disease with likely reduction in kidney function

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