Could Tramadol cause Depression - from FDA reports


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 Chantix, and have Pain . We study 23,379 people who have side effects while taking Tramadol from FDA. Among them, 675 have Depression. Find out below who they are, when they have Depression and more.

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Tramadol

Tramadol has active ingredients of tramadol hydrochloride. It is often used in pain. (latest outcomes from Tramadol 77,236 users)

Depression

Depression has been reported by people with depression, multiple sclerosis, quit smoking, pain (latest reports from 364,625 Depression patients).

On Nov, 20, 2016

23,379 people reported to have side effects when taking Tramadol.
Among them, 675 people (2.89%) have Depression


Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Tramadol cause Depression?

Time on Tramadol when people have Depression *:

  • < 1 month: 14.12 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 8.24 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 5.88 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 10.59 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 36.47 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 16.47 %
  • 10+ years: 8.24 %

Gender of people who have Depression when taking Tramadol *:

  • female: 68.35 %
  • male: 31.65 %

Age of people who have Depression when taking Tramadol *:

  • 0-1: 0.0 %
  • 2-9: 0.37 %
  • 10-19: 1.29 %
  • 20-29: 7.38 %
  • 30-39: 14.58 %
  • 40-49: 20.48 %
  • 50-59: 31.18 %
  • 60+: 24.54 %

Severity of Depression **:

  • least: 13.04 %
  • moderate: 47.83 %
  • severe: 26.09 %
  • most severe: 13.04 %

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Chantix (103 people, 15.26%)
  • Nexium (101 people, 14.96%)
  • Lyrica (84 people, 12.44%)
  • Gabapentin (62 people, 9.19%)
  • Omeprazole (60 people, 8.89%)

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Potential co-existing conditions

  • Gastrooesophageal Reflux Disease (105 people, 15.56%)
  • Quit Smoking (99 people, 14.67%)
  • Stress And Anxiety (88 people, 13.04%)
  • High Blood Pressure (70 people, 10.37%)
  • High Blood Cholesterol (61 people, 9.04%)

Potential co-existing symptoms

  • Stress And Anxiety (262 people, 38.81%)
  • Pain (115 people, 17.04%)
  • Insomnia (107 people, 15.85%)
  • Headache (107 people, 15.85%)
  • Fatigue (106 people, 15.70%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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