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Review: Tramadol and Ambien





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

This review analyzes the effectiveness and drug interactions between Tramadol and Ambien. It is created by eHealthMe based on reports of 3,189 people who take the same drugs from FDA and social media, and is updated regularly.

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What are the drugs

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

Ambien has active ingredients of zolpidem tartrate. It is often used in insomnia. (latest outcomes from Ambien 46,720 users)

On Dec, 13, 2014: 3,189 people who take Tramadol, Ambien are studied

Tramadol, Ambien outcomes

Drug combinations in study:
- Tramadol (tramadol hydrochloride)
- Ambien (zolpidem tartrate)

Drug effectiveness over time :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ yearsnot specified
Tramadol is effective11.76%
(2 of 17 people)
15.22%
(7 of 46 people)
21.05%
(4 of 19 people)
14.81%
(4 of 27 people)
32.14%
(9 of 28 people)
31.58%
(6 of 19 people)
27.27%
(3 of 11 people)
n/a
Ambien is effective9.09%
(1 of 11 people)
50.00%
(16 of 32 people)
52.63%
(10 of 19 people)
63.33%
(19 of 30 people)
52.38%
(22 of 42 people)
56.52%
(13 of 23 people)
71.43%
(10 of 14 people)
n/a

Most common drug interactions over time * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ yearsnot specified
Drug Rash With Eosinophilia And Systemic SymptomsPainDepressionDizzinessFatigueFatigueInsomnia ExacerbatedPain
Liver InjuryAbdominal PainDizzinessAnxietyPetit Mal EpilepsyPainLipidsNausea
NeutropeniaPain In ExtremityFatigueInjuryUrinary Tract InfectionDrug IneffectiveNeuromaAnxiety
RashDiabetes Mellitus Inadequate ControlChest PainMyocardial InfarctionDepressionDrug AbuseRectal BleedingDyspnoea
DiarrhoeaDepressionMitral Valve IncompetenceDepressionTooth InjuryDependenceTired EyesFatigue
Confusional StateOedema PeripheralHallucination, AuditoryAstheniaFallMeniscus LesionMental Status ChangesFall
DeathAbnormal BehaviourOverdoseMitral Valve IncompetenceLoss Of ConsciousnessBursitisNasal UlcerBack Pain
Febrile NeutropeniaMuscle TightnessMyocardial InfarctionNauseaPyrexiaEating DisorderDermatitis ExfoliativeArthralgia
Back PainMaternal Exposure During PregnancyInsomniaDeep Vein ThrombosisCompression FractureImpaired Driving AbilityNasal InflammationDiarrhoea
Dermatitis ExfoliativeVomitingSomnolenceLacerationAbdominal Pain UpperHallucinationFatigueHeadache

Drug effectiveness by gender :

FemaleMale
Tramadol is effective22.66%
(29 of 128 people)
15.38%
(6 of 39 people)
Ambien is effective54.96%
(72 of 131 people)
48.72%
(19 of 39 people)

Most common drug interactions by gender * :

FemaleMale
PainDyspnoea
NauseaNausea
AnxietyDepression
FatigueAnxiety
ArthralgiaChest Pain
Back PainPain
DyspnoeaFall
FallFatigue
HeadacheDizziness
Pain In ExtremityDrug Ineffective

Drug effectiveness by age :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Tramadol is effectiven/an/a0.00%
(0 of 2 people)
8.00%
(2 of 25 people)
14.06%
(9 of 64 people)
2.86%
(2 of 70 people)
14.41%
(16 of 111 people)
13.64%
(6 of 44 people)
Ambien is effectiven/an/a0.00%
(0 of 2 people)
44.00%
(11 of 25 people)
28.36%
(19 of 67 people)
24.24%
(16 of 66 people)
25.22%
(29 of 115 people)
36.36%
(16 of 44 people)

Most common drug interactions by age * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Patellofemoral Pain Syndromen/aNauseaTorsade De PointesArthralgiaNauseaNauseaDyspnoea
OsteoarthritisAbdominal PainCardiac ArrestNauseaFatiguePainPain
Stress FractureVomitingPainDrug DependenceChest PainAnxietyFall
Type 2 Diabetes MellitusHeadacheAbdominal Pain UpperPainPainArthralgiaFatigue
TalipesCholecystitis ChronicLoss Of ConsciousnessHeadacheBack PainDepressionAnxiety
Drug Exposure During PregnancyFatigueNauseaDepressionDepressionFallBack Pain
ObesityArthralgiaVomitingAnxietyHeadacheOedema PeripheralDiarrhoea
LeiomyomaIll-defined DisorderVentricular FibrillationDrug Withdrawal SyndromeDyspnoeaFatigueNausea
Diabetes MellitusSystemic Lupus ErythematosusComaHypertensionGastrooesophageal Reflux DiseaseDiarrhoeaAnaemia
Transient Ischaemic AttackTendonitisInsomniaDyspnoeaDizzinessAnaemiaAsthenia

* Some reports may have incomplete information.

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Can you answer these questions (Ask a question):

  • Can i take diclofenac sodium mispoprostol with tramadol hcl?
    I have bad arthritis in my hips - very painful and affecting my quality of life. My doctor like to prescribe pills. He has given me Diclofenac Sodium Mispoprostal and Tramadol HCL. I have experienced minimal side effects i.e.: drowsiness but thats about it. I just want to be sure that I can take these drugs together.
  • Is it safe to take demerol while taking tramadol hydrochloride and hydroxychloroquine (2 answers)
    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.
  • Is trazodone and trazodone hcl the same ? with trazodone i dont stay asleep so i also take 5mg of zolpidem and some nights cut it in half
    Trazodone doesn't work without ME also taking zolpidem
  • 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.

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