Review: could Tramadol cause Death?


Summary

Death is found among people who take Tramadol, especially for people who are female, 60+ old , have been taking the drug for < 1 month, also take medication Diazepam, and have Pain . We study 23,355 people who have side effects while taking Tramadol from FDA and social media. Among them, 832 have Death. Find out below who they are, when they have Death and more.

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Tramadol

Tramadol has active ingredients of tramadol hydrochloride. It is often used in pain. (latest outcomes from Tramadol 73,716 users)

Death

Death has been reported by people with breathing difficulty, drug withdrawal syndrome, drug ineffective, diarrhea, insomnia (latest reports from 332,059 Death patients).

On Sep, 18, 2016

23,355 people reported to have side effects when taking Tramadol.
Among them, 832 people (3.56%) have Death


Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Tramadol cause Death?

Time on Tramadol when people have Death *:

  • < 1 month: 33.33 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 27.78 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 16.67 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 11.11 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 11.11 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 0.0 %
  • 10+ years: 0.0 %

Gender of people who have Death when taking Tramadol *:

  • female: 53.27 %
  • male: 46.73 %

Age of people who have Death when taking Tramadol *:

  • 0-1: 0.0 %
  • 2-9: 1.4 %
  • 10-19: 0.98 %
  • 20-29: 6.74 %
  • 30-39: 13.48 %
  • 40-49: 18.68 %
  • 50-59: 24.58 %
  • 60+: 34.13 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Pain (54 people, 6.49%)
  • Plasma Cell Myeloma (24 people, 2.88%)
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis (20 people, 2.40%)
  • Hypertension (19 people, 2.28%)
  • Insomnia (17 people, 2.04%)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Diazepam (57 people, 6.85%)
  • Citalopram (56 people, 6.73%)
  • Morphine (55 people, 6.61%)
  • Alprazolam (52 people, 6.25%)
  • Diphenhydramine (51 people, 6.13%)

Top other side effects for these people *:

  • Drug Abuse (146 people, 17.55%)
  • Completed Suicide (107 people, 12.86%)
  • Cardio-Respiratory Arrest (59 people, 7.09%)
  • Toxicity To Various Agents (43 people, 5.17%)
  • Pain (27 people, 3.25%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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