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Review: taking Ibuprofen and Tramadol together

Summary: drug interactions are reported among people who take Ibuprofen and Tramadol together.

This review analyzes the effectiveness and drug interactions between Ibuprofen and Tramadol. It is created by eHealthMe based on reports of 3,197 people who take the same drugs from FDA and social media, and is updated regularly.

 

 

 

 

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What are the drugs

Ibuprofen has active ingredients of ibuprofen. It is often used in pain. (latest outcomes from 61,637 Ibuprofen users)

Tramadol has active ingredients of tramadol hydrochloride. It is often used in pain. (latest outcomes from 41,556 Tramadol users)

On Feb, 10, 2015: 3,197 people who take Ibuprofen, Tramadol are studied

Ibuprofen, Tramadol outcomes

Drug combinations in study:
- Ibuprofen (ibuprofen)
- Tramadol (tramadol hydrochloride)

Drug effectiveness over time :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ yearsnot specified
Ibuprofen is effective44.44%
(8 of 18 people)
25.00%
(4 of 16 people)
18.18%
(2 of 11 people)
20.00%
(2 of 10 people)
10.00%
(2 of 20 people)
38.89%
(7 of 18 people)
40.00%
(8 of 20 people)
33.33%
(1 of 3 people)
Tramadol is effective41.67%
(10 of 24 people)
17.65%
(3 of 17 people)
28.57%
(6 of 21 people)
26.09%
(6 of 23 people)
37.50%
(6 of 16 people)
41.67%
(5 of 12 people)
0.00%
(0 of 3 people)
66.67%
(2 of 3 people)

Most common drug interactions over time * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ yearsnot specified
VomitingHaemorrhoidsNauseaPainPainDepressionLiver DisorderPain
PainAbdominal DistensionPainHaemorrhageDepressionConstipationNauseaNausea
NauseaGastrooesophageal Reflux DiseaseConstipationDeep Vein ThrombosisAnxietyGastrooesophageal Reflux DiseaseTired EyesAnxiety
DiarrhoeaConstipationHyperkalaemiaInternational Normalised Ratio IncreasedDeep Vein ThrombosisAnxietyDepressionFatigue
DyspnoeaDyspepsiaHepatic SteatosisRetroperitoneal HaematomaPulmonary EmbolismLiver DisorderMigraine Without AuraDepression
HypotensionOedemaMetabolic AcidosisPulmonary EmbolismHypertensionDyspepsiaFatigueBack Pain
Drug IneffectiveRectal HaemorrhageNight SweatsHaematomaCholecystitis ChronicAbdominal DistensionSuicidal IdeationDyspnoea
InsomniaFaeces HardArthralgiaHeadachePain In ExtremityNauseaMuscle TwitchingVomiting
MelaenaDepressionPneumoniaOedema PeripheralOedema PeripheralSuicidal IdeationPainFall
Gastrointestinal HaemorrhageSuicidal IdeationDiarrhoeaFatigueGallbladder Non-functioningFaeces HardLibido DecreasedDizziness

Drug effectiveness by gender :

FemaleMale
Ibuprofen is effective31.76%
(27 of 85 people)
22.58%
(7 of 31 people)
Tramadol is effective31.40%
(27 of 86 people)
31.25%
(10 of 32 people)

Most common drug interactions by gender * :

FemaleMale
PainAnxiety
NauseaPain
AnxietyNausea
FatigueDepression
DepressionFatigue
Pain In ExtremityInsomnia
Back PainDyspnoea
InjuryBack Pain
HeadacheAsthenia
VomitingFall

Drug effectiveness by age :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Ibuprofen is effectiven/an/an/a7.81%
(5 of 64 people)
9.52%
(6 of 63 people)
20.63%
(13 of 63 people)
8.43%
(7 of 83 people)
30.00%
(3 of 10 people)
Tramadol is effectiven/an/an/a4.08%
(4 of 98 people)
14.75%
(9 of 61 people)
25.40%
(16 of 63 people)
5.95%
(5 of 84 people)
30.00%
(3 of 10 people)

Most common drug interactions by age * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Diabetes Mellitusn/aPainPainPainPainNauseaFatigue
Cholecystitis ChronicNauseaDepressionAnxietyAnxietyNausea
Abdominal PainAnxietyAnxietyNauseaDepressionPain
Gallbladder DisorderDeep Vein ThrombosisNauseaHeadachePainDyspnoea
AnxietyCholelithiasisHeadacheBack PainInsomniaAnxiety
InjuryPulmonary EmbolismChest PainDepressionDiarrhoeaFall
Pulmonary EmbolismCholecystitis ChronicPain In ExtremityDyspnoeaBack PainAsthenia
DepressionGallbladder DisorderDeep Vein ThrombosisAnaemiaHypoaesthesiaChest Pain
CholelithiasisInjuryDrug IneffectiveAbdominal PainVomitingDizziness
VomitingDepressionInjuryInsomniaOedema PeripheralVomiting

* Some reports may have incomplete information.

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    axeman225 on Sep, 17, 2014:

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