Could Tramadol cause Arrhythmia - from FDA reports


Summary

Arrhythmia is found among people who take Tramadol, especially for people who are female, 60+ old , have been taking the drug for < 1 month, also take medication Omeprazole, and have Pain . We study 23,377 people who have side effects while taking Tramadol from FDA. Among them, 351 have Arrhythmia. Find out below who they are, when they have Arrhythmia and more.

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Tramadol

Tramadol has active ingredients of tramadol hydrochloride. It is often used in pain. (latest outcomes from Tramadol 77,236 users)

Arrhythmia

Arrhythmia (irregular heartbeat) has been reported by people with high blood pressure, depression, pain, atrial fibrillation/flutter, osteoporosis (latest reports from 111,430 Arrhythmia patients).

On Nov, 17, 2016

23,377 people reported to have side effects when taking Tramadol.
Among them, 351 people (1.5%) have Arrhythmia


Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Tramadol cause Arrhythmia?

Time on Tramadol when people have Arrhythmia *:

  • < 1 month: 50.0 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 15.0 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 2.5 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 10.0 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 20.0 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 2.5 %
  • 10+ years: 0.0 %

Gender of people who have Arrhythmia when taking Tramadol *:

  • female: 65.83 %
  • male: 34.17 %

Age of people who have Arrhythmia when taking Tramadol *:

  • 0-1: 0.32 %
  • 2-9: 1.6 %
  • 10-19: 0.96 %
  • 20-29: 6.41 %
  • 30-39: 10.9 %
  • 40-49: 11.86 %
  • 50-59: 21.15 %
  • 60+: 46.79 %

Severity of Arrhythmia **:

  • least: 40 %
  • moderate: 20 %
  • severe: 40 %
  • most severe: 0.0 %

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Omeprazole (60 people, 17.09%)
  • Aspirin (45 people, 12.82%)
  • Paracetamol (31 people, 8.83%)
  • Citalopram (29 people, 8.26%)
  • Prilosec (28 people, 7.98%)

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Potential co-existing conditions

  • High Blood Pressure (30 people, 8.55%)
  • Analgesic Therapy (24 people, 6.84%)
  • Multiple Myeloma (20 people, 5.70%)
  • Stress And Anxiety (19 people, 5.41%)
  • Muscle Spasms (19 people, 5.41%)

Potential co-existing symptoms

  • Breathing Difficulty (74 people, 21.08%)
  • Stress And Anxiety (69 people, 19.66%)
  • Weakness (68 people, 19.37%)
  • Nausea (60 people, 17.09%)
  • Fatigue (60 people, 17.09%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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