Tramadol Pregnancy and Breastfeeding Warnings

Tramadol is also known as: ConZip, GenRx Tramadol, Rybix, Rybix ODT, Ryzolt, Tramahexal SR, Tramal, Tramal SR, Tramedo, Ultram, Ultram ER, Ultram ODT, Zamadol, Zydol


Tramadol has been shown to cause harm to the fetus. If you think you may be pregnant, contact your doctor. You will need to discuss the benefits and risks of taking Tramadol while you are pregnant. Tramadol is found in breast milk. Do not breast-feed while taking Tramadol.

Tramadol Pregnancy Warnings

Tramadol has been assigned to pregnancy category C by the FDA. Animal studies have revealed evidence of embryotoxicity and fetotoxicity. There are no controlled data in human pregnancy. Tramadol should only be given during pregnancy when benefit outweighs risk.
Tramadol has been shown to cross the placental barrier, with an umbilical vein to maternal vein serum concentration ratio of 0.83. A case of tramadol withdrawal in a neonate has been reported following long-term analgesic treatment of the mother. At 35 hours of age, the infant showed signs of a severe withdrawal syndrome with high-pitched crying, trembling, and shortened sleeping hours.

Tramadol Breastfeeding Warnings

Tramadol is excreted into human milk in small amounts. The manufacturer suggests that tramadol should not be administered to nursing women.