Review: could Levothyroxine Sodium cause Agitation?


Summary

Agitation is found among people who take Levothyroxine Sodium, especially for people who are female, 60+ old , have been taking the drug for < 1 month, also take medication Aspirin, and have Hypothyroidism . We study 65,803 people who have side effects while taking Levothyroxine sodium from FDA and social media. Among them, 747 have Agitation. Find out below who they are, when they have Agitation and more.

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Levothyroxine Sodium

Levothyroxine sodium has active ingredients of levothyroxine sodium. It is often used in hypothyroidism. (latest outcomes from Levothyroxine sodium 74,673 users)

Agitation

Agitation (state of anxiety or nervous excitement) has been reported by people with death, drowsiness, insomnia, arrhythmias, hypotension (latest reports from 74,773 Agitation patients).

On Sep, 19, 2016

65,803 people reported to have side effects when taking Levothyroxine Sodium.
Among them, 747 people (1.14%) have Agitation


Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Levothyroxine sodium cause Agitation?

Time on Levothyroxine Sodium when people have Agitation *:

  • < 1 month: 41.18 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 23.53 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 14.71 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 2.94 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 8.82 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 0.0 %
  • 10+ years: 8.82 %

Gender of people who have Agitation when taking Levothyroxine Sodium *:

  • female: 75.17 %
  • male: 24.83 %

Age of people who have Agitation when taking Levothyroxine Sodium *:

  • 0-1: 0.64 %
  • 2-9: 0.8 %
  • 10-19: 1.91 %
  • 20-29: 2.71 %
  • 30-39: 4.14 %
  • 40-49: 12.58 %
  • 50-59: 24.04 %
  • 60+: 53.18 %

Severity if Agitation when taking Levothyroxine Sodium **:

  • least: 0.0 %
  • moderate: 71.43 %
  • severe: 28.57 %
  • most severe: 0.0 %

How people recovered from Agitation **:

  • while on drug: 0.0 %
  • after off the drug: 0.0 %
  • not yet: 100 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Hypothyroidism (97 people, 12.99%)
  • Depression (94 people, 12.58%)
  • Pain (48 people, 6.43%)
  • Hypertension (43 people, 5.76%)
  • Smoking Cessation Therapy (33 people, 4.42%)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Aspirin (102 people, 13.65%)
  • Omeprazole (77 people, 10.31%)
  • Furosemide (63 people, 8.43%)
  • Lorazepam (62 people, 8.30%)
  • Lisinopril (55 people, 7.36%)

Top other side effects for these people *:

  • Insomnia (136 people, 18.21%)
  • Anxiety (131 people, 17.54%)
  • Confusional State (126 people, 16.87%)
  • Nausea (99 people, 13.25%)
  • Depression (92 people, 12.32%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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