Review: could Tramadol hydrochloride cause Weight gain - unintentional (Weight increased)?
Summary: Weight gain - unintentional is found among people who take Tramadol hydrochloride, especially for people who are female, 40-49 old, have been taking the drug for 1 - 2 years, also take medication Lyrica, and have Depression.
We study 5,552 people who have side effects while taking Tramadol hydrochloride from FDA and social media. Among them, 85 have Weight gain - unintentional. Find out below who they are, when they have Weight gain - unintentional and more.
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Tramadol hydrochloride has active ingredients of tramadol hydrochloride. It is often used in pain. (latest outcomes from 6,867 Tramadol hydrochloride users)
Weight gain - unintentional
Weight gain - unintentional has been reported by people with depression, high blood pressure, bipolar disorder, pain, high blood cholesterol. (latest reports from 76,592 Weight gain - unintentional patients)
On Feb, 17, 2015: 5,550 people reported to have side effects when taking Tramadol hydrochloride. Among them, 85 people (1.53%) have Weight Gain - Unintentional.
Time on Tramadol hydrochloride when people have Weight gain - unintentional * :
|< 1 month||1 - 6 months||6 - 12 months||1 - 2 years||2 - 5 years||5 - 10 years||10+ years |
|Weight gain - unintentional||0.00%||0.00%||25.00%||37.50%||12.50%||25.00%||0.00% |
Gender of people who have Weight gain - unintentional when taking Tramadol hydrochloride * :
|Weight gain - unintentional||74.42%||25.58% |
Age of people who have Weight gain - unintentional when taking Tramadol hydrochloride * :
|Weight gain - unintentional||0.00%||0.00%||0.00%||2.60%||24.68%||29.87%||23.38%||19.48% |
Severity of Weight gain - unintentional when taking Tramadol hydrochloride ** :
|least||moderate||severe||most severe |
|Weight gain - unintentional||0.00%||22.22%||66.67%||11.11% |
How people recovered from Weight gain - unintentional ** :
|while on the drug||after off the drug||not yet |
|Weight gain - unintentional||0.00%||0.00%||100.00% |
Top conditions involved for these people * :
- Depression (18 people, 21.18%)
- Fibromyalgia (13 people, 15.29%)
- Back pain (12 people, 14.12%)
- Pain (12 people, 14.12%)
- Anxiety (9 people, 10.59%)
Top co-used drugs for these people * :
- Lyrica (30 people, 35.29%)
- Omeprazole (14 people, 16.47%)
- Gabapentin (9 people, 10.59%)
- Diclofenac sodium (8 people, 9.41%)
- Lisinopril (8 people, 9.41%)
* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.
** Reports from social media are used.
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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.
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)
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