Review: could Tramadol cause Atrial Fibrillation?


Atrial fibrillation is found among people who take Tramadol, especially for people who are female, 60+ old , have been taking the drug for 1 - 2 years, also take medication Aspirin, and have Pain . We study 15,019 people who have side effects while taking Tramadol from FDA and social media. Among them, 142 have Atrial fibrillation. Find out below who they are, when they have Atrial fibrillation and more.

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Tramadol has active ingredients of tramadol hydrochloride. It is often used in pain. (latest outcomes from Tramadol 52,446 users)

Atrial Fibrillation

Atrial fibrillation (fibrillation of the muscles of the atria of the heart) has been reported by people with breathing difficulty, weakness, diarrhea, arrhythmias, international normalised ratio increased (latest reports from 106,773 Atrial fibrillation patients).

On Aug, 26, 2016

15,019 people reported to have side effects when taking Tramadol.
Among them, 142 people (0.95%) have Atrial Fibrillation

Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Tramadol cause Atrial fibrillation?

Time on Tramadol when people have Atrial Fibrillation *:

  • < 1 month: 0.0 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 0.0 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 28.57 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 42.86 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 14.29 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 14.29 %
  • 10+ years: 0.0 %

Gender of people who have Atrial Fibrillation when taking Tramadol *:

  • female: 55.07 %
  • male: 44.93 %

Age of people who have Atrial Fibrillation when taking Tramadol *:

  • 0-1: 0.0 %
  • 2-9: 0.83 %
  • 10-19: 0.83 %
  • 20-29: 0.83 %
  • 30-39: 0.83 %
  • 40-49: 4.13 %
  • 50-59: 9.92 %
  • 60+: 82.64 %

Severity if Atrial Fibrillation when taking Tramadol **:

  • least: 60 %
  • moderate: 20 %
  • severe: 20 %
  • most severe: 0.0 %

How people recovered from Atrial Fibrillation **:

  • while on drug: 0.0 %
  • after off the drug: 40 %
  • not yet: 60 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Pain (23 people)
  • Hypertension (17 people)
  • Atrial Fibrillation (17 people)
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis (15 people)
  • Gastrooesophageal Reflux Disease (10 people)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Aspirin (36 people)
  • Omeprazole (28 people)
  • Digoxin (28 people)
  • Simvastatin (26 people)
  • Lasix (26 people)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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