Review: could Tramadol cause Atrial Fibrillation?


Summary

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 23,355 people who have side effects while taking Tramadol from FDA and social media. Among them, 220 have Atrial fibrillation. Find out below who they are, when they have Atrial fibrillation and more.

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Tramadol

Tramadol has active ingredients of tramadol hydrochloride. It is often used in pain. (latest outcomes from Tramadol 73,714 users)

Atrial Fibrillation

Atrial fibrillation (fibrillation of the muscles of the atria of the heart) has been reported by people with breathing difficulty, atrial fibrillation/flutter, weakness, stroke, international normalised ratio increased (latest reports from 149,628 Atrial fibrillation patients).

On Sep, 15, 2016

23,355 people reported to have side effects when taking Tramadol.
Among them, 220 people (0.94%) have Atrial Fibrillation


Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Tramadol cause Atrial fibrillation?

Time on Tramadol when people have Atrial Fibrillation *:

  • < 1 month: 22.22 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 0.0 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 22.22 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 33.33 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 11.11 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 11.11 %
  • 10+ years: 0.0 %

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

  • female: 54.46 %
  • male: 45.54 %

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

  • 0-1: 0.0 %
  • 2-9: 0.54 %
  • 10-19: 0.54 %
  • 20-29: 0.54 %
  • 30-39: 1.08 %
  • 40-49: 3.23 %
  • 50-59: 13.98 %
  • 60+: 80.11 %

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 (38 people, 17.27%)
  • Atrial Fibrillation (34 people, 15.45%)
  • Hypertension (21 people, 9.55%)
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis (19 people, 8.64%)
  • Plasma Cell Myeloma (13 people, 5.91%)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Lasix (39 people, 17.73%)
  • Aspirin (39 people, 17.73%)
  • Coumadin (33 people, 15.00%)
  • Omeprazole (29 people, 13.18%)
  • Digoxin (29 people, 13.18%)

Top other side effects for these people *:

  • Dyspnoea (36 people, 16.36%)
  • Cardiac Failure Congestive (33 people, 15.00%)
  • Pain (27 people, 12.27%)
  • Pneumonia (26 people, 11.82%)
  • Hypotension (24 people, 10.91%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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