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Review: could Amiodarone cause Hyperthyroidism?

Summary: Hyperthyroidism could be caused by Amiodarone, especially for people who are male, 60+ old, have been taking the drug for 2 - 5 years, also take Warfarin sodium, and have Atrial fibrillation.

We study 2,567 people who have side effects while taking Amiodarone from FDA and social media. Among them, 45 have Hyperthyroidism. Find out below who they are, when they have Hyperthyroidism and more.

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On Apr, 15, 2014: 2,567 people reported to have side effects when taking Amiodarone hydrochloride. Among them, 45 people (1.75%) have Hyperthyroidism. They amount to 0.15% of all the 30,390 people who have Hyperthyroidism on eHealthMe.

Trend of Hyperthyroidism in Amiodarone hydrochloride reports

Time on Amiodarone hydrochloride when people have Hyperthyroidism * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Hyperthyroidism6.67%20.00%20.00%6.67%33.33%0.00%13.33%

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

FemaleMale
Hyperthyroidism20.83%79.17%

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

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Hyperthyroidism0.00%0.00%0.00%6.38%2.13%2.13%8.51%80.85%

Severity of Hyperthyroidism when taking Amiodarone hydrochloride ** :

leastmoderateseveremost severe
Hyperthyroidism0.00%0.00%0.00%100.00%

How people recovered from Hyperthyroidism ** :

n/a

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Atrial fibrillation (10 people, 22.22%)
  2. Arrhythmia (5 people, 11.11%)
  3. Hyperthyroidism (5 people, 11.11%)
  4. Oesophageal disorder (5 people, 11.11%)
  5. Epilepsy (5 people, 11.11%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Warfarin sodium (8 people, 17.78%)
  2. Omeprazole (6 people, 13.33%)
  3. Valproate sodium (6 people, 13.33%)
  4. Phenytoin sodium (4 people, 8.89%)
  5. Neo-mercazole tab (4 people, 8.89%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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  • From this study (1 month ago):

  • Just found out that I had very mild hyperthyrodism recently, on diet now, Not sure if it was effected by taking Gemfibrozil or not. I had taken Gemfibrozil
    about 2 years. and Off about 1 year.After off , I found out have hyperthyrodism.

    Like to have feedback.

    Reply

  • From this study (2 months ago):

  • I had two successful cataract surgeries (right/left) in 2009. 2011 a bout of afib, hospitalized, put on Amiodarone for high dose for 14 days then the dose cut in half, continued on it for over one year, eyes started to hurt feeling as if they were too large for socket, eyesight started to deteriorate and within months was legally blind, not taken off Amiodarone, about seven months after starting Amiodarone I was taken off simvastatin, now the VA is trying to cover their tracks to find anything that may be the cause OTHER THAN AMIODARONE.

    Reply

  • From this study (2 months ago):

  • I have had severe short term memory loss since taking Gabepentin and it seemed to have worsened since taking the other two drugs.

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