Tramadol and Sudden death - from FDA reports


Summary

Sudden death 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 Acetaminophen, and have Pain . We study 72,262 people who have side effects while taking Tramadol from FDA. Among them, 2,039 have Sudden death. Find out below who they are, when they have Sudden death and more.

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Tramadol

Tramadol has active ingredients of tramadol hydrochloride. It is often used in pain. (latest outcomes from Tramadol 77,302 users)

Sudden Death

Sudden death has been reported by people with multiple myeloma, primary pulmonary hypertension, diabetes, chronic myeloid leukaemia, multiple sclerosis (latest reports from 343,988 Sudden death patients).

On Jan, 23, 2017

72,262 people reported to have side effects when taking Tramadol.
Among them, 2,039 people (2.82%) have Sudden Death


Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Tramadol cause Sudden death?

Time on Tramadol when people have Sudden Death *:

  • < 1 month: 63.54 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 15.62 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 3.12 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 9.38 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 7.29 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 1.04 %
  • 10+ years: 0.0 %

Gender of people who have Sudden Death when taking Tramadol *:

  • female: 51.52 %
  • male: 48.48 %

Age of people who have Sudden Death when taking Tramadol *:

  • 0-1: 0.19 %
  • 2-9: 1.0 %
  • 10-19: 1.12 %
  • 20-29: 6.55 %
  • 30-39: 10.79 %
  • 40-49: 14.16 %
  • 50-59: 22.83 %
  • 60+: 43.36 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Pain (190 people, 9.32%)
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis (89 people, 4.36%)
  • Multiple Myeloma (88 people, 4.32%)
  • High Blood Pressure (78 people, 3.83%)
  • Depression (60 people, 2.94%)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Acetaminophen (158 people, 7.75%)
  • Omeprazole (127 people, 6.23%)
  • Aspirin (122 people, 5.98%)
  • Furosemide (120 people, 5.89%)
  • Lasix (110 people, 5.39%)

Top other side effects for these people *:

  • Drug Abuse And Dependence (173 people, 8.48%)
  • Completed Suicide (159 people, 7.80%)
  • Cardio-Respiratory Arrest (117 people, 5.74%)
  • Pain (92 people, 4.51%)
  • Weakness (81 people, 3.97%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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