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Review: could Tramadol cause Tinnitus?





Summary: Tinnitus is found among people who take Tramadol, especially for people who are female, 60+ old, have been taking the drug for 2 - 5 years, also take medication Tramadol hcl, and have Depression.

We study 38,642 people who have side effects while taking Tramadol from FDA and social media. Among them, 167 have Tinnitus. Find out below who they are, when they have Tinnitus 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)

Tinnitus

Tinnitus (a ringing in the ears) has been reported by people with depression, high blood pressure, high blood cholesterol, osteoporosis, stress and anxiety.(latest reports from Tinnitus 19,391 patients)

On Nov, 28, 2014: 38,642 people reported to have side effects when taking Tramadol. Among them, 167 people (0.43%) have Tinnitus.

Trend of Tinnitus in Tramadol reports

Time on Tramadol when people have Tinnitus * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Tinnitus4.88%9.76%7.32%4.88%68.29%2.44%2.44%

Gender of people who have Tinnitus when taking Tramadol * :

FemaleMale
Tinnitus78.65%21.35%

Age of people who have Tinnitus when taking Tramadol * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Tinnitus0.00%0.00%1.25%6.25%31.25%13.12%15.62%32.50%

Severity of Tinnitus when taking Tramadol ** :

leastmoderateseveremost severe
Tinnitus0.00%66.67%25.00%8.33%

How people recovered from Tinnitus ** :

while on the drugafter off the drugnot yet
Tinnitus0.00%20.00%80.00%

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Depression (39 people, 23.35%)
  2. Neck pain (34 people, 20.36%)
  3. Psychotic disorder (27 people, 16.17%)
  4. Extrapyramidal disorder (26 people, 15.57%)
  5. Sedation (26 people, 15.57%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Tramadol hcl (129 people, 77.25%)
  2. Diazepam (60 people, 35.93%)
  3. Omeprazole (52 people, 31.14%)
  4. Paroxetine hcl (50 people, 29.94%)
  5. Mirtazapine (48 people, 28.74%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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