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Review: could Tramadol cause Completed suicide?

Summary: Completed suicide could be caused by Tramadol, especially for people who are female, 40-49 old, have been taking the drug for < 1 month, also take Tramadol hcl, and have Suicide attempt.

We study 38,402 people who have side effects while taking Tramadol from FDA and social media. Among them, 861 have Completed suicide. Find out below who they are, when they have Completed suicide and more.

On Apr, 10, 2014: 38,402 people reported to have side effects when taking Tramadol. Among them, 861 people (2.24%) have Completed Suicide. They amount to 0.78% of all the 110,077 people who have Completed Suicide on eHealthMe.

Trend of Completed suicide in Tramadol reports

Time on Tramadol when people have Completed suicide * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Completed suicide62.50%4.17%0.00%0.00%33.33%0.00%0.00%

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

FemaleMale
Completed suicide59.08%40.92%

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

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Completed suicide0.00%0.00%4.49%10.47%17.33%25.69%23.82%18.20%

Severity of Completed suicide when taking Tramadol ** :

n/a

How people recovered from Completed suicide ** :

n/a

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Suicide attempt (44 people, 5.11%)
  2. Pain (42 people, 4.88%)
  3. Depression (29 people, 3.37%)
  4. Ill-defined disorder (20 people, 2.32%)
  5. Anxiety (10 people, 1.16%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Tramadol hcl (651 people, 75.61%)
  2. Acetaminophen (97 people, 11.27%)
  3. Alprazolam (91 people, 10.57%)
  4. Diazepam (85 people, 9.87%)
  5. Clonazepam (78 people, 9.06%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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