Review: could Tramadol cause Decreased appetite?
(By eHealthMe on Mar, 4, 2014)
Severity ratings: 2.3/4
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, 630 have Decreased appetite. See who they are, when they have Decreased appetite 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.
Decreased appetite (decreased appetite occurs when you have a reduced desire to eat) (latest reports from 370,046 patients) has been reported by people with type 2 diabetes, high blood pressure, depression, pain, osteoporosis.
On Feb, 26, 2014: 35,601 people reported to have side effects when taking Tramadol. Among them, 592 people (1.66%) have Decreased Appetite.
Time on Tramadol when people have Decreased appetite * :
|< 1 month||1 - 6 months||6 - 12 months||1 - 2 years||2 - 5 years||5 - 10 years||10+ years |
|Decreased appetite||42.86%||9.52%||0.00%||1.59%||46.03%||0.00%||0.00% |
Gender of people who have Decreased appetite when taking Tramadol * :
|Decreased appetite||66.99%||33.01% |
Age of people who have Decreased appetite when taking Tramadol * :
|Decreased appetite||0.00%||0.00%||1.82%||1.82%||15.51%||10.58%||26.09%||44.16% |
Severity of Decreased appetite when taking Tramadol ** :
|least||moderate||severe||most severe |
|Decreased appetite||0.00%||66.67%||33.33%||0.00% |
How people recovered from Decreased appetite ** :
|while on the drug||after off the drug||not yet |
|Decreased appetite||100.00%||0.00%||0.00% |
Top conditions involved for these people * :
- Pain (105 people, 17.74%)
- Depression (68 people, 11.49%)
- Hypertension (41 people, 6.93%)
- Anxiety (39 people, 6.59%)
- Neck pain (35 people, 5.91%)
Top co-used drugs for these people * :
- Tramadol hcl (453 people, 76.52%)
- Aspirin (118 people, 19.93%)
- Omeprazole (91 people, 15.37%)
- Lorazepam (83 people, 14.02%)
- Nexium (77 people, 13.01%)
* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.
** Reports from social media are used.
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I have several severely degenerated discs in my lower back. While on Tramadol, almost everything is fine. Pain was almost completely gone, mood was uplifted, and beside of a couple of unexplained mood swings, I really thought this drug can get me overcome the years of chronic pain I had.
Several days after I started treatment with 300 extended release tablets, I started to develop several symptoms, including severe itch all over my body, especially on my head and face, I got hemorrhoids even though I never had those, and the mood swings would happen more often.
Three times I went off the drug, and not more than 24 hours after each cessation experienced severe depression, severe flu-like symptoms including high fever, weakness, headache, muscle pain and dizziness. The first two times I didn't know these symptoms were caused because I stopped taking Tramadol. I was genuinely bewildered at my state of mind and strange illness. The third time I connected the dots. The hardest of all is the depression, I am an uplifted mood kind of person in my everyday life, never had a severe depression or suicidal thoughts. Tramadol withdrawal was the hardest thing I ever went through in my life.
The symptoms last for 2-3 days. Fortunately, I did not develop an addiction to this drug, probably because I took it for relatively short periods of time.
After surveying the internet about Tramadol, I found many MANY people that got addicted to this drug, and could not go through the INSANELY hard withdrawal symptoms.
TRAMADOL IS DANGEROUS and 100% DOES NOT WORTH IT - KEEP AWAY AT ALL COSTS.
We should form a class action suit against companies selling Tramadol under the "Uncontrolled Substance" umbrella.
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