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Review: could Tramadol cause Anxiety (Stress and anxiety)?





Summary: Anxiety is found among people who take Tramadol, especially for people who are female, 60+ old, have been taking the drug for 2 - 5 years, also take medication Tramadol hcl, and have Pain.

We study 38,642 people who have side effects while taking Tramadol from FDA and social media. Among them, 1,509 have Anxiety. Find out below who they are, when they have Anxiety and more.

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Tramadol

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

Anxiety

Anxiety has been reported by people with depression, stress and anxiety, quit smoking, multiple sclerosis, pain.(latest reports from Anxiety 197,075 patients)

On Dec, 12, 2014: 38,642 people reported to have side effects when taking Tramadol. Among them, 1,547 people (4.00%) have Anxiety.

Trend of Anxiety in Tramadol reports

Time on Tramadol when people have Anxiety * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Anxiety26.32%14.04%8.77%7.60%35.09%7.02%1.17%

Gender of people who have Anxiety when taking Tramadol * :

FemaleMale
Anxiety71.92%28.08%

Age of people who have Anxiety when taking Tramadol * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Anxiety0.07%0.13%1.21%7.76%15.25%21.05%25.57%28.95%

Severity of Anxiety when taking Tramadol ** :

leastmoderateseveremost severe
Anxiety3.57%39.29%39.29%17.86%

How people recovered from Anxiety ** :

while on the drugafter off the drugnot yet
Anxiety7.14%0.00%92.86%

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Pain (284 people, 18.36%)
  2. Depression (233 people, 15.06%)
  3. Anxiety (185 people, 11.96%)
  4. Smoking cessation therapy (120 people, 7.76%)
  5. Hypertension (117 people, 7.56%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Tramadol hcl (1,165 people, 75.31%)
  2. Aspirin (339 people, 21.91%)
  3. Zometa (293 people, 18.94%)
  4. Lorazepam (257 people, 16.61%)
  5. Omeprazole (244 people, 15.77%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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