Review: could Amiodarone Hydrochloride cause Hyperthyroidism?


Summary

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 2,816 people who have side effects while taking Amiodarone hydrochloride from FDA and social media. Among them, 44 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 3,447 users)

Hyperthyroidism

Hyperthyroidism (over activity of the thyroid gland) has been reported by people with fever, rashes, drug ineffective, agranulocytosis, weakness (latest reports from 11,016 Hyperthyroidism patients).

On Sep, 14, 2016

2,816 people reported to have side effects when taking Amiodarone Hydrochloride.
Among them, 44 people (1.56%) have Hyperthyroidism


Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Amiodarone hydrochloride cause Hyperthyroidism?

Time on Amiodarone Hydrochloride when people have Hyperthyroidism *:

  • < 1 month: 0.0 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 33.33 %
  • 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: 23.68 %
  • male: 76.32 %

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

  • 0-1: 0.0 %
  • 2-9: 0.0 %
  • 10-19: 0.0 %
  • 20-29: 7.89 %
  • 30-39: 2.63 %
  • 40-49: 5.26 %
  • 50-59: 13.16 %
  • 60+: 71.05 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Atrial Fibrillation (8 people, 18.18%)
  • Oesophageal Disorder (4 people, 9.09%)
  • Hyperthyroidism (4 people, 9.09%)
  • Epilepsy (4 people, 9.09%)
  • Arrhythmia (4 people, 9.09%)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Warfarin Sodium (7 people, 15.91%)
  • Valproate Sodium (5 people, 11.36%)
  • Omeprazole (5 people, 11.36%)
  • Phenytoin Sodium (3 people, 6.82%)
  • Neo-Mercazole Tab (3 people, 6.82%)

Top other side effects for these people *:

  • Delirium (7 people, 15.91%)
  • Hepatorenal Syndrome (5 people, 11.36%)
  • Hepatic Failure (5 people, 11.36%)
  • Dyspnoea Exertional (5 people, 11.36%)
  • Coma Hepatic (5 people, 11.36%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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