Review: could Tramadol cause Constipation?
(By eHealthMe on Mar, 7, 2014)
Severity ratings: 2.8/4
On a scale of 1 to 4: 1=least, 2=moderate, 3=severe, 4=most severe
We study 35,666 people who take Tramadol. Among them, 932 have Constipation. See who they are, when they have Constipation and more. This review is based on reports from FDA and social media, and is updated regularly.
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Tramadol (latest outcomes from 41,165 users) has active ingredients of tramadol hydrochloride. It is often used in pain, acupuncture and pain. Commonly reported side effects of Tramadol include nausea aggravated, nausea, pain exacerbated, pain, pain relief by acupuncture.
Constipation (latest reports from 492,901 patients) has been reported by people with pain, osteoporosis, high blood pressure, depression, high blood cholesterol.
On Mar, 3, 2014: 35,666 people reported to have side effects when taking Tramadol. Among them, 936 people (2.62%) have Constipation.
Time on Tramadol when people have Constipation * :
|< 1 month||1 - 6 months||6 - 12 months||1 - 2 years||2 - 5 years||5 - 10 years||10+ years |
Gender of people who have Constipation when taking Tramadol * :
Age of people who have Constipation when taking Tramadol * :
Severity of Constipation when taking Tramadol ** :
|least||moderate||severe||most severe |
How people recovered from Constipation ** :
|while on the drug||after off the drug||not yet |
Top conditions involved for these people * :
- Pain (195 people, 20.83%)
- Hypertension (103 people, 11.00%)
- Multiple myeloma (84 people, 8.97%)
- Anxiety (82 people, 8.76%)
- Depression (65 people, 6.94%)
Top co-used drugs for these people * :
- Tramadol hcl (710 people, 75.85%)
- Aspirin (231 people, 24.68%)
- Tramadol hydrochloride (151 people, 16.13%)
- Omeprazole (130 people, 13.89%)
- Ambien (127 people, 13.57%)
* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.
** Reports from social media are used.
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There are bound to be more, but I can't think of everything! I honestly wish this would all just go away.
doc moc on Apr, 25, 2013:
I think if you just pushed as hard as you could some poops would fall out. If not try drinking 2 litre of milk followed by 500g prune bits. This will sofly relax your poops so they can fall out easily and unselfconsciously.
doc moc on Apr, 25, 2013:
see if you can taste poop? its strong so tastebud receptors should fire and cause neural activty if not try celery
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I am on a very low dosage only 100mg each day
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I have taken Zyrtec and citalopram for more than a year with no side-effects. After 1 cycle of prednisone, I had moderate insomnia and minor confusion and short-term memory loss. After the second cycle of prednison, and the addition of tramadol, fluocinonide, antivert, and ondansetron, the short term memory loss, insomnia, and confusion were markedly worse (severe).
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