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Review: could Tramadol cause Insomnia?





Summary: Insomnia 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 Tramadol hcl, and have Pain.

We study 38,642 people who have side effects while taking Tramadol from FDA and social media. Among them, 1,094 have Insomnia. Find out below who they are, when they have Insomnia and more.

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Tramadol

Tramadol has active ingredients of tramadol hydrochloride. It is often used in pain. (latest outcomes from Tramadol 41,511 users)

Insomnia

Insomnia has been reported by people with depression, quit smoking, high blood pressure, pain, stress and anxiety.(latest reports from Insomnia 135,811 patients)

On Dec, 13, 2014: 38,642 people reported to have side effects when taking Tramadol. Among them, 1,094 people (2.83%) have Insomnia.

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
Insomnia42.47%16.44%7.53%14.38%13.70%4.79%0.68%

Gender of people who have Insomnia when taking Tramadol * :

FemaleMale
Insomnia65.99%34.01%

Age of people who have Insomnia when taking Tramadol * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Insomnia0.10%0.20%0.72%6.54%14.30%16.96%28.50%32.69%

Severity of Insomnia when taking Tramadol ** :

leastmoderateseveremost severe
Insomnia2.56%38.46%53.85%5.13%

How people recovered from Insomnia ** :

while on the drugafter off the drugnot yet
Insomnia8.33%12.50%79.17%

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Pain (229 people, 20.93%)
  2. Anxiety (108 people, 9.87%)
  3. Depression (108 people, 9.87%)
  4. Insomnia (94 people, 8.59%)
  5. Back pain (89 people, 8.14%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Tramadol hcl (710 people, 64.90%)
  2. Tramadol hydrochloride (158 people, 14.44%)
  3. Aspirin (138 people, 12.61%)
  4. Trazodone hcl (104 people, 9.51%)
  5. Acetaminophen (103 people, 9.41%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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    My insomnia was provoked by a 'medicine cocktail', prescribed medications that were contraindicated. I just had a rough experience with Serotonin Syndrome, grateful to be alive.

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