• Patients receiving tramadol for osteoarthritis more likely to die, fracture hip

    1 month ago - By Healio

    Patients who receive tramadol for osteoarthritis demonstrate an increased risk for hip fractures, venous thromboembolism and mortality, compared with those treated with NSAIDs, according to data published in Arthritis Research and Therapy.
    “As suggested by a recent meta-analysis on the comparative effectiveness of NSAIDs and opioid use for knee OA, there is no statistically significant difference in pain relief between tramadol and NSAIDs among OA patients; however, tramadol is associated with more opioid-related adverse effects, for example, nausea, dizziness, constipation, tiredness,
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