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Review: could Trazodone cause Tremors?

Summary: Tremors could be caused by Trazodone, especially for people who are female, 60+ old, have been taking the drug for 1 - 6 months, also take Aspirin, and have Depression.

We study 4,725 people who have side effects while taking Trazodone from FDA and social media. Among them, 144 have Tremors. Find out below who they are, when they have Tremors and more.

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Trazodone hydrochloride

Trazodone hydrochloride (latest outcomes from 6,433 users) has active ingredients of trazodone hydrochloride. It is often used in insomnia.

Tremors

Tremors (trembling or shaking movements in one or more parts of your body) (latest reports from 393,589 patients) has been reported by people with depression, multiple sclerosis, high blood pressure, pain, stress and anxiety.

On Apr, 10, 2014: 4,663 people reported to have side effects when taking Trazodone hydrochloride. Among them, 141 people (3.02%) have Tremors. They amount to 0.04% of all the 393,556 people who have Tremors on eHealthMe.

Trend of Tremors in Trazodone hydrochloride reports

Time on Trazodone hydrochloride when people have Tremors * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Tremors17.65%23.53%11.76%11.76%11.76%17.65%5.88%

Gender of people who have Tremors when taking Trazodone hydrochloride * :

FemaleMale
Tremors63.89%36.11%

Age of people who have Tremors when taking Trazodone hydrochloride * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Tremors0.00%0.00%6.03%3.45%7.76%19.83%27.59%35.34%

Severity of Tremors when taking Trazodone hydrochloride ** :

leastmoderateseveremost severe
Tremors0.00%41.67%33.33%25.00%

How people recovered from Tremors ** :

while on the drugafter off the drugnot yet
Tremors0.00%0.00%100.00%

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Depression (25 people, 17.73%)
  2. Smoking cessation therapy (16 people, 11.35%)
  3. Sleep disorder (10 people, 7.09%)
  4. Insomnia (9 people, 6.38%)
  5. Gastrooesophageal reflux disease (7 people, 4.96%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Aspirin (24 people, 17.02%)
  2. Zoloft (23 people, 16.31%)
  3. Lisinopril (19 people, 13.48%)
  4. Chantix (16 people, 11.35%)
  5. Prednisone (16 people, 11.35%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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  • From this study (12 months ago):

  • venlafaxine 150mg twice daily (mTBI from concussive blast + combat PTSD)
    trazodone 100 - 150mg at bedtime (sleep aid)

    Possible undiagnosed atrial fib aggravated by SNRI and SSRI dosage.

    Three EKGs inside of two weeks. All normal and showing elevated heart rate. Heart rate skyrockets for no reason. Makes me feel nauseas and I sweat a lot.

    Sweat so bad while I sleep I have to wear a t-shirt.

    The tremors are the worst. Sometimes it is very light and controllable. Other times I am shaking so bad I could not sign my own name no matter how hard I concentrate.

    Confusion and memory is bad.

    Reply

    Babak on May, 20, 2013:

    I am interested to know more about this because I suffered a similar symptom when I came around after ECT and was given Venelafaxine.
    I suffered 8 hours of palpitation and I had elevated heart beat even on the following day.
    I think my aortic valve was damaged because I was dismissed very quickly from the hospital and later I found out that I had developed a heart murmur which lead to replacement of the valve after five years.
    My family has no history of heart disease but when I complained they told me that it must have been genetic.
    One thing I don't understand. Were you on hydrocortisone as well?

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  • From this study (4 years ago):

  • DR. MD. ABDUL MOMEN on Oct, 18, 2010:

    wonderful job it is ;thanks
    i want to know about side effects of valproic acid

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