Review: could Tramadol cause Chest tightness or pressure?
Summary: Chest tightness or pressure 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 Pain.
We study 38,402 people who have side effects while taking Tramadol from FDA and social media. Among them, 1,313 have Chest tightness or pressure. Find out below who they are, when they have Chest tightness or pressure and more.
On Apr, 10, 2014: 38,376 people reported to have side effects when taking Tramadol. Among them, 1,313 people (3.42%) have Chest Tightness Or Pressure. They amount to 0.14% of all the 915,791 people who have Chest Tightness Or Pressure on eHealthMe.
Time on Tramadol when people have Chest tightness or pressure * :
|< 1 month||1 - 6 months||6 - 12 months||1 - 2 years||2 - 5 years||5 - 10 years||10+ years |
|Chest tightness or pressure||54.93%||16.90%||2.82%||15.49%||5.63%||4.23%||0.00% |
Gender of people who have Chest tightness or pressure when taking Tramadol * :
|Chest tightness or pressure||66.50%||33.50% |
Age of people who have Chest tightness or pressure when taking Tramadol * :
|Chest tightness or pressure||0.08%||0.16%||0.81%||2.92%||10.88%||22.89%||22.65%||39.61% |
Severity of Chest tightness or pressure when taking Tramadol ** :
|least||moderate||severe||most severe |
|Chest tightness or pressure||14.29%||57.14%||28.57%||0.00% |
How people recovered from Chest tightness or pressure ** :
|while on the drug||after off the drug||not yet |
|Chest tightness or pressure||0.00%||0.00%||100.00% |
Top conditions involved for these people * :
- Pain (208 people, 15.84%)
- Hypertension (103 people, 7.84%)
- Rheumatoid arthritis (99 people, 7.54%)
- Depression (92 people, 7.01%)
- Anxiety (90 people, 6.85%)
Top co-used drugs for these people * :
- Tramadol hcl (1,039 people, 79.13%)
- Aspirin (301 people, 22.92%)
- Furosemide (158 people, 12.03%)
- Albuterol (149 people, 11.35%)
- Tramadol hydrochloride (148 people, 11.27%)
* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.
** Reports from social media are used.
Comments for this study:
Jodie G (1 year ago):
I took 2 50 mg tramadol's last night to help with the pain from a pulled muscle. Last night was one of the worst nights ever. About an hour and a half after I took the pills I felt groggy and tired, however I could NOT sleep. I was awake off and on the entire night. I am not sure if it was due to the chest tightness/pain or if it simply made me jittery. I have a feeling it was a combination of the two. I felt like someone was squeezing my lungs not allowing me to take in enough air as well as tightness/pain. The pain would ease up giving me relief but would come right back after a few minutes. I will NOT be taking those pills anymore.
FYI- I am a 35 year old female. I do not have hypertension.
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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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