Tramadol tablets are a narcotic-like drug used to relieve moderate to severe pain associated with arthritis, surgical procedures, and a variety of other conditions in dogs and cats. Controlled products require adult signature upon delivery.
Side effects may include some mild stomach upset, vomiting, constipation, diarrhea, decreased appetite, and/or drowsiness. Notify your veterinarian if side effects appear and remain troublesome.Other side effects may occur, if you notice anything unusual, contact your veterinarian.
Dogs and Cats
Tramadol is used to treat moderate to severe pain.
Tramadol should be given orally as directed by your veterinarian.
This medication does not have an FDA approved indication for use in animals, but it is a common and acceptable practice for veterinarians to prescribe this human medication for use in animals.Make sure to tell your veterinarian what other medication or supplements you are giving to your animal. Quite often your veterinarian may prescribe two different medications, even if a drug interaction may occur. In this case, your veterinarian may vary the dose and/or monitor your animal more closely. The following drugs can potentially interact with tramadol: acepromazine, selegiline (Anipryl), SSRI antidepressants (fluoxetine), mirtazapine, metoclopramide, and tricyclic antidepressants (clomipramine, amitriptyline). Contact your veterinarian if your animal experiences any unusual reactions when different medications are given together.Allergic reactions to medications may occur. Be sure to inform VetSource and your veterinarian if your pet has any known drug sensitivities or allergies. If your pet displays symptoms of an allergic reaction, call your veterinarian immediately or go to a veterinary emergency clinic. Symptoms may include but are not limited to: swollen lips, tongue, face, airways; difficulty breathing; agitation; profuse salivation; vomiting; widespread hives and itching.