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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/flutter.

We study 2,597 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 2,833 Amiodarone hydrochloride users)

Hyperthyroidism

Hyperthyroidism (over activity of the thyroid gland) has been reported by people with osteoporosis, high blood pressure, hepatitis c, hypothyroidism, multiple sclerosis. (latest reports from 8,097 Hyperthyroidism patients)

On Jan, 3, 2015: 2,597 people reported to have side effects when taking Amiodarone hydrochloride. Among them, 45 people (1.73%) have Hyperthyroidism.

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 (2 weeks ago):

  • Lori on Dec, 18, 2014:

    What I found to help get off zyrtec was plantain capsules for itching/allergies and black radish supplement pills to detox my liver. Took them about a month and take nothing now. :)

    Reply

    Dawn on Dec, 18, 2014:

    What allergy medicine did you switch to after zyrtec? My son is 15, has severe allergies and has been on zyrtec for at least 13 of his years. He is showing symptoms of hyperthyroidism.

    Reply

    Lori on Jul, 30, 2011:

    I was diagnosed with hyperthyroidism in March 2011, 3 different sets of labs and an ultrasound and
    I have 2 nodules. I had been on Zyrtec daily for almost 3 years. I have been off the Zyrtec for 3 months and my labs came back with all normal levels on my thyroid. Ultrasound shows nodules are still there. Do you think the Zyrtec caused the nodules and hyperthyroid? Zyrtec was very hard to get off of, I did cold turkey!

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