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Review: could Tramadol cause Bad dreams?

Summary: Bad dreams could be caused by Tramadol, especially for people who are female, 30-39 old, have been taking the drug for 2 - 5 years, also take Tramadol hcl, and have Depression.

We study 38,402 people who have side effects while taking Tramadol from FDA and social media. Among them, 174 have Bad dreams. Find out below who they are, when they have Bad dreams and more.

On Apr, 11, 2014: 38,402 people reported to have side effects when taking Tramadol. Among them, 174 people (0.45%) have Bad Dreams. They amount to 0.21% of all the 83,148 people who have Bad Dreams on eHealthMe.

Trend of Bad dreams in Tramadol reports

Time on Tramadol when people have Bad dreams * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Bad dreams13.33%4.44%2.22%4.44%71.11%4.44%0.00%

Gender of people who have Bad dreams when taking Tramadol * :

FemaleMale
Bad dreams74.74%25.26%

Age of people who have Bad dreams when taking Tramadol * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Bad dreams0.00%0.00%0.00%7.41%43.21%14.81%18.52%16.05%

Severity of Bad dreams when taking Tramadol ** :

leastmoderateseveremost severe
Bad dreams0.00%0.00%100.00%0.00%

How people recovered from Bad dreams ** :

while on the drugafter off the drugnot yet
Bad dreams0.00%0.00%100.00%

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Depression (61 people, 35.06%)
  2. Neck pain (46 people, 26.44%)
  3. Psychotic disorder (39 people, 22.41%)
  4. Extrapyramidal disorder (38 people, 21.84%)
  5. Sedation (38 people, 21.84%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Tramadol hcl (144 people, 82.76%)
  2. Clonazepam (66 people, 37.93%)
  3. Mirtazapine (65 people, 37.36%)
  4. Paroxetine hcl (63 people, 36.21%)
  5. Diazepam (60 people, 34.48%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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  • From this study (1 year ago):

  • The most severe is the swelling in my legs which hurts, memory loss, blurred/double vision, depression/ lassitude, nausea, gastritis, dry skin.

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    jerome on Jan, 28, 2013:

    Im a 49 year old male and just started taking clanadine for the first time to go along side my ritalin 1st day within an hour I noticed bluriness. So is life, take some lose some so the saying goes, but I like it at nite cause it helps with my insomnia. Reason doctor prescribed it , becauase it counter acts the ticking of my head. And that it does work, im severe ADHD .

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  • From this study (1 year ago):

  • Have recently suffered quite large upheavals in life, such as moving away from my parent's for the first time to go to school, only to be too sick to manage the course. Unsure if nightmares coming from stress/anxiety/depression, or steadily increasing dose of morphine (under doctor's instruction.)

    Reply

  • From this study (2 years ago):

  • Karen on Aug, 15, 2011:

    I do not take any medications my BP is usually within normal range of 115 over 78. After taking aloe vera tablets. One today and one yesterday...I am experiencing increased BP and heart rate. It did however, take my heartburn away. I will not take anymore aloe vera orally. Will only use it on my skin from here on out. Not liking the feeling that it gives me.

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    Brandy on Jun, 30, 2012:

    I am 29 year old female..I took one capsule at midnight two days ago. I have been experiencing extreme stomach cramps and diarrhea. I can not keep any food in my system. I have been miserable for two days now. I will never take these pills again. I've tried to counter act the side affect with pepto but as of right now that's not working. I am trying to stay hydrated because it's pure liquid coming out. This is the worst feeling every...

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