Review: could Tramadol cause Depression?
Summary: Depression is found among people who take Tramadol, especially for people who are female, 50-59 old, have been taking the drug for 2 - 5 years, also take medication Tramadol hcl, and have Pain.
We study 38,682 people who have side effects while taking Tramadol from FDA and social media. Among them, 1,243 have Depression. Find out below who they are, when they have Depression and more.
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Tramadol has active ingredients of tramadol hydrochloride. It is often used in pain. (latest outcomes from 41,537 Tramadol users)
Depression has been reported by people with quit smoking, multiple sclerosis, pain, osteoporosis, high blood pressure. (latest reports from 276,944 Depression patients)
On Jan, 29, 2015: 38,682 people reported to have side effects when taking Tramadol. Among them, 1,243 people (3.21%) have Depression.
Time on Tramadol when people have Depression * :
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Gender of people who have Depression when taking Tramadol * :
Age of people who have Depression when taking Tramadol * :
Severity of Depression when taking Tramadol ** :
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How people recovered from Depression ** :
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Top conditions involved for these people * :
- Pain (274 people, 22.04%)
- Depression (254 people, 20.43%)
- Anxiety (159 people, 12.79%)
- Smoking cessation therapy (148 people, 11.91%)
- Hypertension (74 people, 5.95%)
Top co-used drugs for these people * :
- Tramadol hcl (832 people, 66.93%)
- Aspirin (196 people, 15.77%)
- Omeprazole (183 people, 14.72%)
- Lorazepam (170 people, 13.68%)
- Neurontin (162 people, 13.03%)
* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.
** Reports from social media are used.
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