Review: could Tramadol cause Hypertension?


Summary

Hypertension is found among people who take Tramadol, especially for people who are female, 60+ old , have been taking the drug for < 1 month, also take medication Humira, and have Pain . We study 23,355 people who have side effects while taking Tramadol from FDA and social media. Among them, 602 have Hypertension. Find out below who they are, when they have Hypertension and more.

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Tramadol

Tramadol has active ingredients of tramadol hydrochloride. It is often used in pain. (latest outcomes from Tramadol 73,712 users)

Hypertension

Hypertension (high blood pressure) has been reported by people with breathing difficulty, hypotension, drug ineffective, weakness, diarrhea (latest reports from 476,852 Hypertension patients).

On Sep, 19, 2016

23,355 people reported to have side effects when taking Tramadol.
Among them, 602 people (2.58%) have Hypertension


Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Tramadol cause Hypertension?

Time on Tramadol when people have Hypertension *:

  • < 1 month: 41.82 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 16.36 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 7.27 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 18.18 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 10.91 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 5.45 %
  • 10+ years: 0.0 %

Gender of people who have Hypertension when taking Tramadol *:

  • female: 71.75 %
  • male: 28.25 %

Age of people who have Hypertension when taking Tramadol *:

  • 0-1: 0.2 %
  • 2-9: 1.39 %
  • 10-19: 0.0 %
  • 20-29: 2.79 %
  • 30-39: 7.77 %
  • 40-49: 14.34 %
  • 50-59: 24.7 %
  • 60+: 48.8 %

Severity if Hypertension when taking Tramadol **:

  • least: 11.76 %
  • moderate: 64.71 %
  • severe: 23.53 %
  • most severe: 0.0 %

How people recovered from Hypertension **:

  • while on drug: 7.69 %
  • after off the drug: 23.08 %
  • not yet: 69.23 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Pain (152 people, 25.25%)
  • Hypertension (110 people, 18.27%)
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis (78 people, 12.96%)
  • Gastrooesophageal Reflux Disease (48 people, 7.97%)
  • Depression (47 people, 7.81%)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Humira (71 people, 11.79%)
  • Prednisone (67 people, 11.13%)
  • Omeprazole (64 people, 10.63%)
  • Aspirin (59 people, 9.80%)
  • Nexium (58 people, 9.63%)

Top other side effects for these people *:

  • Pain (98 people, 16.28%)
  • Headache (97 people, 16.11%)
  • Nausea (93 people, 15.45%)
  • Diarrhoea (83 people, 13.79%)
  • Anxiety (82 people, 13.62%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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