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Review: could Tramadol cause Heartburn (Gastroesophageal reflux disease)?

Summary: Heartburn 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 Tramadol hcl, and have Pain.

We study 38,699 people who have side effects while taking Tramadol from FDA and social media. Among them, 36 have Heartburn. Find out below who they are, when they have Heartburn and more.

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Tramadol

Tramadol has active ingredients of tramadol hydrochloride. It is often used in pain. (latest outcomes from 41,556 Tramadol users)

Heartburn

Heartburn (a condition in which stomach contents leak backward from the stomach into the oesophagus) has been reported by people with high blood pressure, depression, osteoporosis, pain, high blood cholesterol. (latest reports from 19,134 Heartburn patients)

On Feb, 26, 2015: 38,699 people reported to have side effects when taking Tramadol. Among them, 36 people (0.09%) have Heartburn.

Trend of Heartburn in Tramadol reports

Time on Tramadol when people have Heartburn * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Heartburn9.09%36.36%9.09%27.27%9.09%9.09%0.00%

Gender of people who have Heartburn when taking Tramadol * :

FemaleMale
Heartburn77.14%22.86%

Age of people who have Heartburn when taking Tramadol * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Heartburn0.00%0.00%0.00%8.33%8.33%33.33%8.33%41.67%

Severity of Heartburn when taking Tramadol ** :

leastmoderateseveremost severe
Heartburn0.00%40.00%40.00%20.00%

How people recovered from Heartburn ** :

while on the drugafter off the drugnot yet
Heartburn0.00%42.86%57.14%

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Pain (7 people, 19.44%)
  2. Asthma (5 people, 13.89%)
  3. Nausea (3 people, 8.33%)
  4. Back pain (3 people, 8.33%)
  5. Glossitis (2 people, 5.56%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Tramadol hcl (17 people, 47.22%)
  2. Celebrex (7 people, 19.44%)
  3. Ibuprofen (6 people, 16.67%)
  4. Lisinopril (6 people, 16.67%)
  5. Omeprazole (6 people, 16.67%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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  • phyllis on May, 24, 2014:

    How can you determine what is causing the GERD? You are on a medley of pain killers and now sleeping medication (doesn't matter whether it's script or over the counter. I take many medications for fibromyalgia, rheumatoid arthritis, depression and anxiety. However ONE for pain, one for depression, one for anxiety - not a garrison of drugs!! Sounds like the next doctor you need to see is a psych doctor and/or a therapist. The therapist can help you learn how to control pain without using a boatload of drugs!
    Make some changes now or you will be totally addicted to the pain and sleeping pills and no amount will relieve the pain and the sleeping problems.

    Reply

    Tom on Jan, 7, 2013:

    I'm a male, 58 years old. Have been taking Tramadol for 3-4 years, currently using (3) 50mg tabs in the evening, one between 5:00-7:00,one at 9:00 & one around 1:00 A.M. Also, take (2)Vicodin(7.5/325) at night, Gabapentin (2)(300mg) capsules at night, flexeril (1)(10mg) and was using ibuprofen when needed. This is all for lower back pain that only bothers me at night. Even applying DMSO & Ben Gay topically when the pills don't quite take away the pain. I let the DMSO soak in for 20-30 minutes and the put Ben Gay on top of it. I spent many years lifting heavy weights and wore the cartilage down in my back and other joints. One year ago I woke up at 4:00 A.M. with "fluttering" feeling behind my sternum. Went to the emergency, heart was fine. Idiot doctors diagnosed it as anxiety. Same thing happened the next night. Same diagnosis. First of all, don't most people going to the emergency have some level of anxiety? After going to my GP he diagnosed it as GERD. Why don't emergency room doctors and nurses know all the symptoms of GERD, such as palpitations behind the sternum where you heart & esophagus are located. Cost me two emergency visits with no insurance. IDIOTS!! I was taking (6) Tramadol a year ago, now down to 2 1/2 to 3 nightly. I think the Tramadol causes insomnia also, I use over the counter sleeping pills & melatonin & valerian to help me sleep. I'm now looking into everything that I take to determine which might cause GERD.

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    Christa on Oct, 20, 2012:

    Wow, was I glad to see this. 27 doesnt seem like a lot - but when you are one of them ... 40 y/o female - coughing was primary symptom when went to ENT - was given Tramadol as rx to help suppress cough ... stopped coughing a while but seemed more related to weather changes which is the norm for me ... but kept taking rx - a month in and now having pretty uncomfortable acid reflux symptoms and even some asthma like stuff going on - weird. Quitting the stuff tonite.

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