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Review: could Methadone hydrochloride cause Tremors (Tremor)?

Summary: Tremors is found among people who take Methadone hydrochloride, especially for people who are male, 40-49 old, have been taking the drug for < 1 month, also take medication Ativan, and have Stress and anxiety.

We study 2,080 people who have side effects while taking Methadone hydrochloride from FDA and social media. Among them, 38 have Tremors. Find out below who they are, when they have Tremors and more.

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Methadone hydrochloride

Methadone hydrochloride has active ingredients of methadone hydrochloride. It is often used in pain. (latest outcomes from 2,842 Methadone hydrochloride users)

Tremors

Tremors (trembling or shaking movements in one or more parts of your body) has been reported by people with depression, multiple sclerosis, pain, high blood pressure, stress and anxiety. (latest reports from 61,023 Tremors patients)

On Dec, 29, 2014: 2,078 people reported to have side effects when taking Methadone hydrochloride. Among them, 35 people (1.68%) have Tremors.

Trend of Tremors in Methadone hydrochloride reports

Time on Methadone hydrochloride when people have Tremors * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Tremors66.67%0.00%0.00%11.11%11.11%0.00%11.11%

Age of people who have Tremors when taking Methadone hydrochloride * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Tremors2.56%0.00%0.00%5.13%0.00%61.54%20.51%10.26%

Severity of Tremors when taking Methadone hydrochloride ** :

leastmoderateseveremost severe
Tremors0.00%20.00%40.00%40.00%

How people recovered from Tremors ** :

while on the drugafter off the drugnot yet
Tremors0.00%0.00%100.00%

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Anxiety (14 people, 40.00%)
  2. Depression (9 people, 25.71%)
  3. Pain (9 people, 25.71%)
  4. Crohn's disease (7 people, 20.00%)
  5. Prophylaxis (5 people, 14.29%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Ativan (14 people, 40.00%)
  2. Humira (8 people, 22.86%)
  3. Coumadin (8 people, 22.86%)
  4. Zometa (7 people, 20.00%)
  5. Effexor xr (7 people, 20.00%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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