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Review: could Tramadol cause Fatigue?

We study 38,575 people who have side effects while taking Tramadol from FDA and social media. Among them, 2,128 have Fatigue. Find out below who they are, when they have Fatigue and more.

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Tramadol

Tramadol (latest outcomes from 41,430 users) has active ingredients of tramadol hydrochloride. It is often used in pain.

Fatigue

Fatigue (feeling of tiredness) (latest reports from 1,544,670 patients) has been reported by people with multiple sclerosis, high blood pressure, depression, rheumatoid arthritis, osteoporosis.

On Oct, 13, 2014: 38,575 people reported to have side effects when taking Tramadol. Among them, 2,129 people (5.52%) have Fatigue.

Trend of Fatigue in Tramadol reports

Time on Tramadol when people have Fatigue * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Fatigue43.19%11.27%10.33%6.10%23.00%4.23%1.88%

Gender of people who have Fatigue when taking Tramadol * :

FemaleMale
Fatigue70.11%29.89%

Age of people who have Fatigue when taking Tramadol * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Fatigue0.10%0.10%0.87%3.98%11.93%13.86%19.62%49.54%

Severity of Fatigue when taking Tramadol ** :

leastmoderateseveremost severe
Fatigue0.00%36.07%50.82%13.11%

How people recovered from Fatigue ** :

while on the drugafter off the drugnot yet
Fatigue3.23%19.35%77.42%

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Pain (459 people, 21.56%)
  2. Hypertension (178 people, 8.36%)
  3. Depression (159 people, 7.47%)
  4. Rheumatoid arthritis (142 people, 6.67%)
  5. Renal failure chronic (99 people, 4.65%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Tramadol hcl (1,651 people, 77.55%)
  2. Aspirin (436 people, 20.48%)
  3. Lisinopril (329 people, 15.45%)
  4. Furosemide (324 people, 15.22%)
  5. Tramadol hydrochloride (290 people, 13.62%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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Comments from related studies:

  • From this study (4 weeks ago):

  • I started losing my hair more when I started taking the tramadol for pain. I have lost quite a bit of hair since then and started balding on the top of my head. I don't know if it is hormonal or from all the medication I am on because I know that can cause hair loss also. My hair is also limp and lifeless and I have gained about 15 pounds since being on the tramadol. It is the only medication that helps with my pain and chronic anxiety caused by the Cymbalta so I don't know what else to do.

    Reply

    axeman225 on Sep, 17, 2014:

    Hi! I am a 26yr old male. I saw this and seems like we are taking the same meds and I wanted to compare. I have been on tramadol for almost 3 years for herniated discs from playing football. I recently have noticed and heard that long term use affects testosterone levels, so I got bloodwork done...turns out I am below range on all levels...which sucks because I am fit (or was) and pretty big. So my doc prescribed testim 1% 50mg/day (as of yesterday) and I wanted to see how it affected you along with takign the tramadol. I dont have hair issues, but I have had weight gain and general feminization due to loss of testosterone....so gross and sad for me. Idk if you are male or female...but I would love to hear what the combo has done for you. If anyone else can chime in it would be great. (fyi..tramadol is a low dose opiate agonist for pain; testim is testosterone gel)

    Reply

  • From this study (1 month ago):

  • My most severe symptoms would be the shortness of breath, muscle weakness and this chronic pain under my left rib that goes around to my back and up to my shoulder blade. Occasionally that pain will go to my left chest, clavicle and jaw. But all of my pain is on the left side. I have degenerative disc disease and spinal stenosis too. Chronic headaches are dizziness are awful and debilitating.

    Reply

    Arlene. on Sep, 8, 2014:

    I am afraid to take Gabapentin. I do not suffer from seizures but I hear people can have a seizure taking this med, is that for real truth or as they say 10% of 36,000.

    Reply

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