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Review: could Tramadol cause Tinnitus?

Summary: Tinnitus could be caused by Tramadol, especially for people who are female, 60+ old, have been taking the drug for 2 - 5 years, also take Tramadol hcl, and have Depression.

We study 38,402 people who have side effects while taking Tramadol from FDA and social media. Among them, 165 have Tinnitus. Find out below who they are, when they have Tinnitus and more.

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Tramadol

Tramadol (latest outcomes from 41,229 users) has active ingredients of tramadol hydrochloride. It is often used in pain.

Tinnitus

Tinnitus (a ringing in the ears) (latest reports from 113,042 patients) has been reported by people with depression, high blood pressure, osteoporosis, high blood cholesterol, stress and anxiety.

On Apr, 17, 2014: 38,402 people reported to have side effects when taking Tramadol. Among them, 165 people (0.43%) have Tinnitus. They amount to 0.15% of all the 112,996 people who have Tinnitus on eHealthMe.

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
Tinnitus5.00%7.50%7.50%5.00%70.00%2.50%2.50%

Gender of people who have Tinnitus when taking Tramadol * :

FemaleMale
Tinnitus78.98%21.02%

Age of people who have Tinnitus when taking Tramadol * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Tinnitus0.00%0.00%1.27%5.70%31.65%13.29%15.82%32.28%

Severity of Tinnitus when taking Tramadol ** :

leastmoderateseveremost severe
Tinnitus0.00%60.00%30.00%10.00%

How people recovered from Tinnitus ** :

while on the drugafter off the drugnot yet
Tinnitus0.00%12.50%87.50%

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Depression (39 people, 23.64%)
  2. Neck pain (34 people, 20.61%)
  3. Psychotic disorder (27 people, 16.36%)
  4. Sedation (26 people, 15.76%)
  5. Extrapyramidal disorder (26 people, 15.76%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Tramadol hcl (129 people, 78.18%)
  2. Diazepam (60 people, 36.36%)
  3. Omeprazole (52 people, 31.52%)
  4. Paroxetine hcl (50 people, 30.30%)
  5. Mirtazapine (48 people, 29.09%)

* 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 year ago):

  • having ringing in the ears. Need to know which drug, or combination of drugs, is most likely to cause this symptom?

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  • On Nexavar for 2 months. Diarrhea started immediately (Imodioum works). Hair thinning and tinnitus started about 2 weeks ago (nothing stops either).

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