Review: could Amiodarone Hydrochloride cause Hyperthyroidism?


Hyperthyroidism is found among people who take Amiodarone Hydrochloride, especially for people who are male, 60+ old , have been taking the drug for 2 - 5 years, also take medication Warfarin Sodium, and have Atrial fibrillation . We study 2,781 people who have side effects while taking Amiodarone hydrochloride from FDA and social media. Among them, 43 have Hyperthyroidism. Find out below who they are, when they have Hyperthyroidism and more.

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Amiodarone Hydrochloride

Amiodarone hydrochloride has active ingredients of amiodarone hydrochloride. It is often used in atrial fibrillation/flutter. (latest outcomes from Amiodarone hydrochloride 3,054 users)


Hyperthyroidism (over activity of the thyroid gland) has been reported by people with breathing difficulty, fever, pain, drug ineffective, weakness (latest reports from 8,974 Hyperthyroidism patients).

On Aug, 26, 2016

2,781 people reported to have side effects when taking Amiodarone Hydrochloride.
Among them, 43 people (1.55%) have Hyperthyroidism

Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Amiodarone hydrochloride cause Hyperthyroidism?

Time on Amiodarone Hydrochloride when people have Hyperthyroidism *:

  • < 1 month: 8.33 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 25.0 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 16.67 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 8.33 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 33.33 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 0.0 %
  • 10+ years: 8.33 %

Gender of people who have Hyperthyroidism when taking Amiodarone Hydrochloride *:

  • female: 24.32 %
  • male: 75.68 %

Age of people who have Hyperthyroidism when taking Amiodarone Hydrochloride *:

  • 0-1: 0.0 %
  • 2-9: 0.0 %
  • 10-19: 0.0 %
  • 20-29: 8.11 %
  • 30-39: 2.7 %
  • 40-49: 5.41 %
  • 50-59: 10.81 %
  • 60+: 72.97 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Atrial Fibrillation (8 people)
  • Oesophageal Disorder (4 people)
  • Hyperthyroidism (4 people)
  • Epilepsy (4 people)
  • Arrhythmia (4 people)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Warfarin Sodium (7 people)
  • Valproate Sodium (5 people)
  • Omeprazole (5 people)
  • Phenytoin Sodium (3 people)
  • Neo-Mercazole Tab (3 people)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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