Could Tramadol cause Dementia - from FDA reports


Summary

Dementia is found among people who take Tramadol, especially for people who are female, 60+ old , have been taking the drug for 1 - 6 months, also take medication Gabapentin, and have Depression . We study 23,382 people who have side effects while taking Tramadol from FDA. Among them, 42 have Dementia. Find out below who they are, when they have Dementia and more.

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Tramadol

Tramadol has active ingredients of tramadol hydrochloride. It is often used in pain. (latest outcomes from Tramadol 77,241 users)

Dementia

Dementia (madness) has been reported by people with osteoporosis, high blood pressure, multiple sclerosis, depression, rheumatoid arthritis (latest reports from 18,309 Dementia patients).

On Nov, 24, 2016

23,382 people reported to have side effects when taking Tramadol.
Among them, 42 people (0.18%) have Dementia


Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Tramadol cause Dementia?

Time on Tramadol when people have Dementia *:

  • < 1 month: 0.0 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 66.67 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 0.0 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 0.0 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 0.0 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 16.67 %
  • 10+ years: 16.67 %

Gender of people who have Dementia when taking Tramadol *:

  • female: 69.05 %
  • male: 30.95 %

Age of people who have Dementia when taking Tramadol *:

  • 0-1: 0.0 %
  • 2-9: 0.0 %
  • 10-19: 2.7 %
  • 20-29: 0.0 %
  • 30-39: 0.0 %
  • 40-49: 10.81 %
  • 50-59: 16.22 %
  • 60+: 70.27 %

Severity of Dementia **:

  • least: 0.0 %
  • moderate: 0.0 %
  • severe: 0.0 %
  • most severe: 100 %

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Gabapentin (8 people, 19.05%)
  • Zometa (7 people, 16.67%)
  • Lexapro (6 people, 14.29%)
  • Levaquin (6 people, 14.29%)
  • Furosemide (6 people, 14.29%)

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Potential co-existing conditions

  • Depression (9 people, 21.43%)
  • Headache (8 people, 19.05%)
  • High Blood Pressure (5 people, 11.90%)
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis (4 people, 9.52%)
  • Back Pain (4 people, 9.52%)

Potential co-existing symptoms

  • Memory Loss (16 people, 38.10%)
  • Fall (13 people, 30.95%)
  • Depression (13 people, 30.95%)
  • Nausea And Vomiting (11 people, 26.19%)
  • Pain (10 people, 23.81%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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