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Review: Ibuprofen and Tramadol





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 3,195 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 Ibuprofen 61,602 users)

Tramadol has active ingredients of tramadol hydrochloride. It is often used in pain. (view latest outcomes from 41,501 users)

On Dec, 12, 2014: 3,195 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)
10.00%
(1 of 10 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)
33.33%
(5 of 15 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
VomitingHaemorrhoidsPainPainPainDepressionLiver DisorderPain
PainAbdominal DistensionConstipationHaemorrhageDepressionConstipationNauseaNausea
NauseaGastrooesophageal Reflux DiseaseDyspepsiaDeep Vein ThrombosisAnxietyGastrooesophageal Reflux DiseaseTired EyesAnxiety
DiarrhoeaConstipationColitisInternational Normalised Ratio IncreasedDeep Vein ThrombosisAnxietyDepressionFatigue
DyspnoeaDyspepsiaBack PainRetroperitoneal HaematomaPain In ExtremityLiver DisorderMigraine Without AuraDepression
HypotensionOedemaDiarrhoeaPulmonary EmbolismHypertensionDyspepsiaFatigueBack Pain
Drug IneffectiveRectal HaemorrhagePyrexiaHaematomaPulmonary EmbolismAbdominal DistensionSuicidal IdeationDyspnoea
InsomniaFaeces HardTendonitisHeadacheGallbladder Non-functioningNauseaMuscle TwitchingVomiting
MelaenaDepressionPneumoniaOedema PeripheralCholecystitis ChronicSuicidal IdeationPainFall
Gastrointestinal HaemorrhageSuicidal IdeationVomitingFatigueOedema PeripheralFaeces HardLibido DecreasedDizziness

Drug effectiveness by gender :

FemaleMale
Ibuprofen is effective30.95%
(26 of 84 people)
22.58%
(7 of 31 people)
Tramadol is effective30.59%
(26 of 85 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)
10.17%
(6 of 59 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)
6.67%
(4 of 60 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 PainDepressionBack PainFall
Pulmonary EmbolismCholecystitis ChronicPain In ExtremityDyspnoeaDiarrhoeaAsthenia
DepressionGallbladder DisorderDeep Vein ThrombosisAnaemiaHypoaesthesiaChest Pain
CholelithiasisInjuryDrug IneffectiveAbdominal PainVomitingDizziness
VomitingDepressionInjuryInsomniaOedema PeripheralVomiting

* Some reports may have incomplete information.

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  • Is it safe to take demerol while taking tramadol hydrochloride and hydroxychloroquine (1 answer)
    I am experiencing acute, debilitating pain due to the Chikungunya virus, which has reintroduced all of the previous painful symptoms I have,ongoing and in the past, from Fibromyalgia, Arthritis, tendonitis and severe headaches. It's in its 38th day and I am basically crippled from neck to feet. Have to sleep propped up as arms throb with pain when horizontal. The only thing that has subdued the pain slightly are Oxycocet and Ibuprofen, but the pain never goes away. My hands and feet are so inflammed it's difficult to perform even the smallest tasks of personal hygiene and housekeeping. I have difficulty controlling my bladder and often don't make it to the washroom in time. Just started on Demerol today so will no longer take the Oxycocet, but am concerned of the interactions with Demerol, Hydroxychloroquine and Tramadol Hydrochloride extended release tablets that I take daily for the Fibromyalgia and Arthritis. I have dealt with a great deal of pain through the years, but I now have the pain of every serious illness I have had in my lifetime, all at the same time. I honestly didn't think a person could deal with this much pain at once. I have tried and am still taking several vitamins and herbal supplements as well as drinking tons of water and eating really well. Lots of berries, dark vegetables, apples, yogurt and minimal meat. Taking turmeric, papaya leaf, ginger, cinnamon and boswellia for the inflammation. Taking minimal wheat products, sugar and no alcohol. Also, drinking green, fennel and nettle tea daily. I know this is a lot of information, but I really need help and wonder if anyone has any suggestions! Thanking you in advance!!!
  • Does anyone experience heart palpitations causedby their acid reflux ?
    I have had acid reflux/Gerd for 4 years + Was not believed that symptoms were real for a while as had no heartburn and a diagnosis of Fibromyalgia which even now some medics think is imaginary...it's NOT!!! Following a demeester score of 45 ( very high confirmation of acid reflux) and discovery of a large hiatal hernia, ( a classic physical cause of acid reflux) I had hernia repair operation and LINX anti reflux surgery. Throughout the four years a major symptom of my acid reflux were heart palpatations. They started at the same time I started with reflux and cleared up after the surgery. I have been reflux free palpitation free and antacid free for four months. then I was put on Gabapentin for back spasm and the reflux returned along with the palpitations. Medics keep insisting this is just anxiety yet eat a food that gives me reflux also starts the palps which is the indicator of the reflux as I do not have heartburn. Comes on when relaxing and eating watching tv ( no anxiety present) and when I am sleeping peacefully ( no anxiety present) my heart wakes me up and fires off into tachycardia. Recently a doctor has said it is now known that acid reflux irritates the nerves in the solar plexus area and that triggers the palps. Anyone else experienced this? Are there any studies on it at all? Thanks all.
  • I have been having a horrible reaction to tramadol now from the er doctor. what do i do now for pain . i've tried the shots made things even worse. so many trials it's hurts 2 try to gr better ? (3 answers)
    Tramadol so been making me so sick from the ER doctor 2 c my doctor if I can hold on. It's a shame ! So many things they keep trying . It's pain not the knew in thing of treating fibromyalgia. Disk problems nerve sciatic. Anxiety u wouldn't believe. I've talked to the FDA
    I don't feel safe at all anymore and want to get better . My family gets so upset and we all have lives to live but mine has been on hold 4-5yrs. Just to do the simple things then I have to rest. It's sad . I've always been active . And watch out for Savella !! My god all I would like is to fel better. I can't believe all the things I've read about tramadol it makes me mad that an ER doctor gave it to me first and I told doctors and pain management It wsnt helping. Can't sleep anger horrible thoughts.please I can't do those shots they made things even worse and they don't help me.
  • Is ibuprofen safe to use if i have retinitis pigmentosa?
    I have bulging disc pain that I use Ibuprofen for. I can be pain free for weeks/months and take nothing. When I have a flair up I can take up to 8x200mg per day. I have heard this may affect my RP. Can you advise?
  • Can you loose weight while taking hydroxyzine?
    Hydroxyzine has been my life saver but I have noticed a gradual increase in weight. My blood pressure has also gone up. I don't have the increased hunger but what scares me is I am not eating more than I normally do. I do not eat breakfast. I have a Glucerna at lunch and then dinner, protein potatoes/rice and veggies, sometimes pasta nothing huge and a snack at night. Maybe a small bowl of ice cream but not every night. I do not drink soda, lots of water and with dinner a large glass of apple juice. I have noticed every year I put on a little bit more weight. I was tested for my thyroid and it is normal. I haven't started an avid work out program. Doing high intense impact will not work due to my IC. I would like to try power walking. Anyone else experience any of these issues?

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    I've Taking naproxen 500mg twice a day for 3 weeks on a course for 6 months, I've been having horrific dreams worse than horrer movies, the most recent is involving my ex & current partner where I had a psychotic stalker (my ex) switched around because in the dream I dump my partner for my ex, well the things that have been going on in my dreams are scary to the point I've woken up screaming/ crying, body is covered in sweat & it's stopping me from sleeping more, I get around 2 hours sleep a night off them..... I mean dripping, this dream was so horrific I had to post a review which I woke up around 15 mins ago, I have nightmares quiet often but never this bad
  • Burning mouth syndrome
    I went into a local emergency room for a sore throat with pustules and difficulty swallowing, i was given Tramadol for pain through my iv. About 2 days later i woke up with a very blistery tongue, which was mildly painful as the day progressed i felt like i had been eating habanero peppers all day.. Quite painful. No matter what i tried to eat, including popsicles.. It felt as if i was eating habaneros on a stick with a side of glass shards.. Apparently all you can do is wait the darn syndrome out... I still have a blistered tongue 2 weeks later but the pain is still there. Im now on a liquid version of norco, it numbs the pain for a little while, im able to eat and taste some foods again, which is nice and a lot better than a liquid diet.

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  • From this study (2 months ago):

  • Acute onset. August LFT's normal, Mirtazapine added Sept and Oct LFT's and lipids elevated.

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  • From this study (3 months ago):

  • I started losing my hair more when I started taking the tramadol for pain. I have lost quite a bit of hair since then and started balding on the top of my head. I don't know if it is hormonal or from all the medication I am on because I know that can cause hair loss also. My hair is also limp and lifeless and I have gained about 15 pounds since being on the tramadol. It is the only medication that helps with my pain and chronic anxiety caused by the Cymbalta so I don't know what else to do.

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    axeman225 on Sep, 17, 2014:

    Hi! I am a 26yr old male. I saw this and seems like we are taking the same meds and I wanted to compare. I have been on tramadol for almost 3 years for herniated discs from playing football. I recently have noticed and heard that long term use affects testosterone levels, so I got bloodwork done...turns out I am below range on all levels...which sucks because I am fit (or was) and pretty big. So my doc prescribed testim 1% 50mg/day (as of yesterday) and I wanted to see how it affected you along with takign the tramadol. I dont have hair issues, but I have had weight gain and general feminization due to loss of testosterone....so gross and sad for me. Idk if you are male or female...but I would love to hear what the combo has done for you. If anyone else can chime in it would be great. (fyi..tramadol is a low dose opiate agonist for pain; testim is testosterone gel)

    Reply

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