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Review: could Tramadol cause Insomnia?

Summary: Insomnia could be caused by Tramadol, especially for people who are female, 60+ old, have been taking the drug for < 1 month, also take Tramadol hcl, and have Pain.

We study 38,402 people who have side effects while taking Tramadol from FDA and social media. Among them, 1,047 have Insomnia. Find out below who they are, when they have Insomnia and more.

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On Apr, 10, 2014: 38,376 people reported to have side effects when taking Tramadol. Among them, 1,088 people (2.84%) have Insomnia. They amount to 0.14% of all the 777,677 people who have Insomnia on eHealthMe.

Trend of Insomnia in Tramadol reports

Time on Tramadol when people have Insomnia * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Insomnia43.57%17.14%7.86%12.86%12.86%5.00%0.71%

Gender of people who have Insomnia when taking Tramadol * :

FemaleMale
Insomnia65.90%34.10%

Age of people who have Insomnia when taking Tramadol * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Insomnia0.10%0.21%0.72%6.47%14.29%16.96%28.37%32.89%

Severity of Insomnia when taking Tramadol ** :

leastmoderateseveremost severe
Insomnia3.03%45.45%45.45%6.06%

How people recovered from Insomnia ** :

while on the drugafter off the drugnot yet
Insomnia11.11%11.11%77.78%

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Pain (228 people, 20.96%)
  2. Depression (108 people, 9.93%)
  3. Anxiety (108 people, 9.93%)
  4. Insomnia (93 people, 8.55%)
  5. Back pain (89 people, 8.18%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Tramadol hcl (710 people, 65.26%)
  2. Tramadol hydrochloride (158 people, 14.52%)
  3. Aspirin (138 people, 12.68%)
  4. Trazodone hcl (104 people, 9.56%)
  5. Acetaminophen (103 people, 9.47%)

* 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 (1 week ago):

  • BECAUSE OF A STROKE I EXPERIENCED AUGUST 5, 2010, I AM UNCOMFORTABLE IN MY OWN SKIN 24/7 ADD THE DISCOMFORTS CREATED FROM THE MEDICINE I TAKE SOME DAYS ARE HARDER TO STAY POSITIVE ABOUT MY LIFE. I HAVE A LOT OF STRESS DAILY AND TRYING TO FIGURE OUT HOW TO ACHIEVE SOME LEVEL OF COMFORT AND I SEEM TO BE FAILING AND I FEEL ITS DUE TO THE COMBINATION OF THE MEDICINES I TAKE.

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  • From this study (1 month ago):

  • After an elbow injury I have received x-rays and been to doctors and they believe it is just a contusion to the elbow. The pain continues to increase, it has become constant pain in the elbow (where the injury occurred), down to my wrist, and up to my shoulder. I cannot move it without sending shooting pains that immobilize me down to my fingers and up to my shoulder. I have been having it in a sling, and icing it and taking ibuprofen and tramadol which only barely dull the pain.
    Is this really only a contusion? How long should I wait before seeking more medical help

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  • From this study (4 months ago):

  • Meds are not ridding me of headaches or migraines, & now I have insomnia & acne! :( No longer on Verapamil or Simvistatin, just over one yr now. Off of Amitriptalyne since August, off of Celexa since Sept/October... allergies & insomnia crept up during transition from Amitriptaline/Celexa to Cymbalta.

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