Review: could Levothyroxine Sodium cause Emotional Distress?


Summary

Emotional distress is found among people who take Levothyroxine Sodium, especially for people who are female, 60+ old , have been taking the drug for 2 - 5 years, also take medication Lasix, and have Hypothyroidism . We study 65,803 people who have side effects while taking Levothyroxine sodium from FDA and social media. Among them, 434 have Emotional distress. Find out below who they are, when they have Emotional distress 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)

Emotional Distress

Emotional distress has been reported by people with sleep walking, confusional state, speech impairment (adult), foetal exposure during pregnancy, memory loss (latest reports from 47,741 Emotional distress patients).

On Sep, 20, 2016

65,803 people reported to have side effects when taking Levothyroxine Sodium.
Among them, 434 people (0.66%) have Emotional Distress


Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Levothyroxine sodium cause Emotional distress?

Time on Levothyroxine Sodium when people have Emotional Distress *:

  • < 1 month: 12.9 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 9.68 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 3.23 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 16.13 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 38.71 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 9.68 %
  • 10+ years: 9.68 %

Gender of people who have Emotional Distress when taking Levothyroxine Sodium *:

  • female: 81.67 %
  • male: 18.33 %

Age of people who have Emotional Distress when taking Levothyroxine Sodium *:

  • 0-1: 0.0 %
  • 2-9: 0.0 %
  • 10-19: 0.8 %
  • 20-29: 9.57 %
  • 30-39: 13.03 %
  • 40-49: 16.76 %
  • 50-59: 24.73 %
  • 60+: 35.11 %

Severity if Emotional Distress when taking Levothyroxine Sodium **:

  • least: 0.0 %
  • moderate: 25 %
  • severe: 75 %
  • most severe: 0.0 %

How people recovered from Emotional Distress **:

  • while on drug: 33.33 %
  • after off the drug: 0.0 %
  • not yet: 66.67 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Hypothyroidism (83 people, 19.12%)
  • Contraception (49 people, 11.29%)
  • Pain (36 people, 8.29%)
  • Hypertension (35 people, 8.06%)
  • Coronary Artery Bypass (35 people, 8.06%)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Lasix (91 people, 20.97%)
  • Aspirin (88 people, 20.28%)
  • Yaz (85 people, 19.59%)
  • Synthroid (78 people, 17.97%)
  • Lisinopril (76 people, 17.51%)

Top other side effects for these people *:

  • Pain (308 people, 70.97%)
  • Anxiety (301 people, 69.35%)
  • Injury (210 people, 48.39%)
  • Depression (132 people, 30.41%)
  • Anhedonia (106 people, 24.42%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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