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Review: could Tramadol cause Atrial fibrillation?

Summary: Atrial fibrillation could be caused by Tramadol, especially for people who are female, 60+ old, have been taking the drug for < 1 month, also take Tramadol hcl, and have Atrial fibrillation.

We study 38,418 people who have side effects while taking Tramadol from FDA and social media. Among them, 544 have Atrial fibrillation. Find out below who they are, when they have Atrial fibrillation and more.

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Tramadol

Tramadol (latest outcomes from 41,229 users) has active ingredients of tramadol hydrochloride. It is often used in pain.

Atrial fibrillation

Atrial fibrillation (fibrillation of the muscles of the atria of the heart) (latest reports from 375,013 patients) has been reported by people with high blood pressure, osteoporosis, rheumatoid arthritis, diabetes, multiple myeloma.

On Apr, 16, 2014: 38,402 people reported to have side effects when taking Tramadol. Among them, 545 people (1.42%) have Atrial Fibrillation. They amount to 0.14% of all the 378,941 people who have Atrial Fibrillation on eHealthMe.

Trend of Atrial fibrillation in Tramadol reports

Time on Tramadol when people have Atrial fibrillation * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Atrial fibrillation67.57%18.92%5.41%0.00%2.70%5.41%0.00%

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

FemaleMale
Atrial fibrillation57.17%42.83%

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

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Atrial fibrillation0.00%0.00%0.20%0.00%1.79%4.78%16.53%76.69%

Severity of Atrial fibrillation when taking Tramadol ** :

leastmoderateseveremost severe
Atrial fibrillation50.00%50.00%0.00%0.00%

How people recovered from Atrial fibrillation ** :

while on the drugafter off the drugnot yet
Atrial fibrillation0.00%0.00%100.00%

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Atrial fibrillation (64 people, 11.74%)
  2. Pain (60 people, 11.01%)
  3. Hypertension (31 people, 5.69%)
  4. Multiple myeloma (28 people, 5.14%)
  5. Depression (26 people, 4.77%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Tramadol hcl (426 people, 78.17%)
  2. Aspirin (190 people, 34.86%)
  3. Digoxin (166 people, 30.46%)
  4. Lasix (141 people, 25.87%)
  5. Furosemide (140 people, 25.69%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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