Review: could Tramadol cause Completed Suicide?


Summary

Completed suicide is found among people who take Tramadol, especially for people who are female, 40-49 old , have been taking the drug for 2 - 5 years, also take medication Citalopram, and have Suicide attempt . We study 23,355 people who have side effects while taking Tramadol from FDA and social media. Among them, 727 have Completed suicide. Find out below who they are, when they have Completed suicide 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)

Completed Suicide

Completed suicide (act of taking one's own life) has been reported by people with breathing - slowed or stopped, death, drug toxicity, intentional overdose, hypotension (latest reports from 52,238 Completed suicide patients).

On Sep, 18, 2016

23,355 people reported to have side effects when taking Tramadol.
Among them, 727 people (3.11%) have Completed Suicide


Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Tramadol cause Completed suicide?

Time on Tramadol when people have Completed Suicide *:

  • < 1 month: 42.86 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 0.0 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 0.0 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 0.0 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 57.14 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 0.0 %
  • 10+ years: 0.0 %

Gender of people who have Completed Suicide when taking Tramadol *:

  • female: 61.95 %
  • male: 38.05 %

Age of people who have Completed Suicide when taking Tramadol *:

  • 0-1: 0.0 %
  • 2-9: 0.0 %
  • 10-19: 5.03 %
  • 20-29: 11.78 %
  • 30-39: 18.97 %
  • 40-49: 23.42 %
  • 50-59: 23.28 %
  • 60+: 17.39 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Suicide Attempt (39 people, 5.36%)
  • Depression (16 people, 2.20%)
  • Pain (15 people, 2.06%)
  • Completed Suicide (8 people, 1.10%)
  • Neuralgia (4 people, 0.55%)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Citalopram (100 people, 13.76%)
  • Alprazolam (87 people, 11.97%)
  • Quetiapine (80 people, 11.00%)
  • Cyclobenzaprine (78 people, 10.73%)
  • Ethanol (75 people, 10.32%)

Top other side effects for these people *:

  • Toxicity To Various Agents (151 people, 20.77%)
  • Death (107 people, 14.72%)
  • Cardio-Respiratory Arrest (85 people, 11.69%)
  • Cardiac Arrest (71 people, 9.77%)
  • Respiratory Arrest (63 people, 8.67%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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