Painkiller tramadol increases hip fracture risk – new findings

tramadol arthritis, painkiller arthritis, tramadol effects, arthritis pain relief, fracture riskUse of the pain medication tramadol is linked with a higher risk of hip fracture compared with the use of other pain medications in an analysis of patients from the UK.

Published in the Journal of Bone and Mineral Research, the analysis compared tramadol use in nearly 150,000 people with large numbers of people taking codeine, naproxen, ibuprofen, celecoxib and etoricoxib, all aged 50 years or older. Dr Guanghua Lei who is involved in the study comments:

“Considering the significant impact of hip fracture on morbidity, mortality, and healthcare costs, our results point to the need to consider tramadol’s associated risk of fracture in clinical practice and treatment guidelines.”

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