Review: could Tramadol cause Low blood pressure (Hypotension)?
Summary: Low blood pressure 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 38,699 people who have side effects while taking Tramadol from FDA and social media. Among them, 1,028 have Low blood pressure. Find out below who they are, when they have Low blood pressure and more.
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Tramadol has active ingredients of tramadol hydrochloride. It is often used in pain. (latest outcomes from 41,556 Tramadol users)
Low blood pressure
Low blood pressure (abnormally low blood pressure) has been reported by people with high blood pressure, pain, multiple sclerosis, osteoporosis, depression. (latest reports from 107,417 Low blood pressure patients)
On Mar, 2, 2015: 38,699 people reported to have side effects when taking Tramadol. Among them, 1,028 people (2.66%) have Low Blood Pressure.
Time on Tramadol when people have Low blood pressure * :
|< 1 month||1 - 6 months||6 - 12 months||1 - 2 years||2 - 5 years||5 - 10 years||10+ years |
|Low blood pressure||82.71%||4.51%||2.26%||2.26%||6.77%||0.75%||0.75% |
Gender of people who have Low blood pressure when taking Tramadol * :
|Low blood pressure||60.70%||39.30% |
Age of people who have Low blood pressure when taking Tramadol * :
|Low blood pressure||0.10%||0.40%||0.81%||5.14%||7.16%||15.12%||18.35%||52.92% |
Severity of Low blood pressure when taking Tramadol ** :
|least||moderate||severe||most severe |
|Low blood pressure||16.67%||66.67%||16.67%||0.00% |
How people recovered from Low blood pressure ** :
|while on the drug||after off the drug||not yet |
|Low blood pressure||0.00%||0.00%||100.00% |
Top conditions involved for these people * :
- Pain (127 people, 12.35%)
- Hypertension (81 people, 7.88%)
- Depression (55 people, 5.35%)
- Back pain (48 people, 4.67%)
- Prophylaxis (44 people, 4.28%)
Top co-used drugs for these people * :
- Tramadol hcl (789 people, 76.75%)
- Aspirin (220 people, 21.40%)
- Acetaminophen (136 people, 13.23%)
- Lisinopril (127 people, 12.35%)
- Furosemide (110 people, 10.70%)
* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.
** Reports from social media are used.
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