Review: taking Levothroid and Psyllium husk together


Summary

Drug interactions are reported among people who take Levothroid and Psyllium husk together. This review analyzes the effectiveness and drug interactions between Levothroid and Psyllium husk. It is created by eHealthMe based on reports of 109 people who take the same drugs from FDA and social media, and is updated regularly.

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Levothroid

Levothroid has active ingredients of levothyroxine sodium. It is often used in hypothyroidism. (latest outcomes from Levothroid 5,546 users)

Psyllium Husk

Psyllium husk has active ingredients of blond psyllium. It is often used in constipation. (latest outcomes from Psyllium husk 116 users)

On Jul, 27, 2016

109 people who take Levothroid, Psyllium Husk are studied.


Number of reports submitted per year:

Levothroid and Psyllium husk drug interactions.

Drug effectiveness over time:

Levothroid:
  • < 1 month: 0.0% - (0 of 0 people)
  • 1 - 6 months: 0.0% - (0 of 1 people)
  • 6 - 12 months: 0.0% - (0 of 1 people)
  • 1 - 2 years: 0.0% - (0 of 0 people)
  • 2 - 5 years: 0.0% - (0 of 0 people)
  • 5 - 10 years: 0.0% - (0 of 0 people)
  • 10+ years: 100.0% - (7 of 7 people)
  • not specified: 0.0% - (0 of 0 people)
Psyllium Husk:
  • < 1 month: 0.0% - (0 of 0 people)
  • 1 - 6 months: 0.0% - (0 of 0 people)
  • 6 - 12 months: 0.0% - (0 of 0 people)
  • 1 - 2 years: 100.0% - (1 of 1 people)
  • 2 - 5 years: 0.0% - (0 of 0 people)
  • 5 - 10 years: 50.0% - (1 of 2 people)
  • 10+ years: 100.0% - (6 of 6 people)
  • not specified: 0.0% - (0 of 0 people)

Drug effectiveness by gender:

Levothroid:
  • female: 33.0% - (1 of 3 people)
  • male: 100.0% - (6 of 6 people)
Psyllium Husk:
  • female: 66.0% - (2 of 3 people)
  • male: 100.0% - (6 of 6 people)

Drug effectiveness by age:

Levothroid:
  • 0-1: 0.0% - (0 of 0 people)
  • 2-9: 0.0% - (0 of 0 people)
  • 10-19: 0.0% - (0 of 0 people)
  • 20-29: 0.0% - (0 of 0 people)
  • 30-39: 0.0% - (0 of 0 people)
  • 40-49: 0.0% - (0 of 0 people)
  • 50-59: 87.0% - (7 of 8 people)
  • 60+: 0.0% - (0 of 1 people)
Psyllium Husk:
  • 0-1: 0.0% - (0 of 0 people)
  • 2-9: 0.0% - (0 of 0 people)
  • 10-19: 0.0% - (0 of 0 people)
  • 20-29: 0.0% - (0 of 0 people)
  • 30-39: 0.0% - (0 of 0 people)
  • 40-49: 0.0% - (0 of 0 people)
  • 50-59: 87.0% - (7 of 8 people)
  • 60+: 100.0% - (1 of 1 people)

Most common drug interactions over time *:

< 1 month:
  • nystagmus
  • syncope
  • restlessness
  • dizziness postural
  • hyperreflexia
1 - 6 months:
  • restlessness
6 - 12 months:
  • oedema
5 - 10 years:
  • oedema
  • shoulder pain
10+ years:
  • angioedema
  • swollen tongue
  • shoulder pain
not specified:
  • weight decreased
  • constipation
  • delirium
  • dehydration
  • depression
  • urinary tract infection
  • visual impairment
  • fatigue
  • decreased appetite
  • agitation

Most common drug interactions by gender *:

female:
  • constipation
  • delirium
  • weight decreased
  • dehydration
  • depression
  • restlessness
  • urinary tract infection
  • visual impairment
  • fatigue
  • agitation
male:
  • angioedema
  • swollen tongue
  • dermal cyst
  • angina unstable
  • homicidal ideation
  • depressed mood
  • neoplasm
  • restlessness
  • chest pain
  • death

Most common drug interactions by age *:

40-49:
  • depressed mood
  • drug ineffective
50-59:
  • angioedema
  • swollen tongue
  • dermal cyst
  • homicidal ideation
  • neoplasm
  • abdominal tenderness
  • abnormal behaviour
  • activated partial thromboplastin time prolonged
  • adrenocortical insufficiency acute
  • arthralgia
60+:
  • restlessness
  • angina unstable
  • chest pain
  • headache
  • nausea
  • fatigue
  • diarrhoea
  • international normalised ratio abnormal
  • mycobacterium avium complex infection
  • herpes zoster

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

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On eHealthMe, Levothroid (levothyroxine sodium) is often used to treat hypothyroidism. Psyllium husk (blond psyllium) is often used to treat constipation. Find out below the conditions the drugs are used for and how effective they are.

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