Review: could Levothyroxine Sodium cause Grand Mal Convulsion?


Grand mal convulsion is found among people who take Levothyroxine Sodium, especially for people who are female, 60+ old , have been taking the drug for 10+ years, also take medication Aspirin, and have Hypothyroidism . We study 65,804 people who have side effects while taking Levothyroxine sodium from FDA and social media. Among them, 234 have Grand mal convulsion. Find out below who they are, when they have Grand mal convulsion 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 75,481 users)

Grand Mal Convulsion

Grand mal convulsion (a type of generalized seizure that affects the entire brain) has been reported by people with depression, epilepsy, convulsion, multiple sclerosis, pain (latest reports from 19,176 Grand mal convulsion patients).

On Sep, 25, 2016

65,804 people reported to have side effects when taking Levothyroxine Sodium.
Among them, 234 people (0.36%) have Grand Mal Convulsion

Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Levothyroxine sodium cause Grand mal convulsion?

Time on Levothyroxine Sodium when people have Grand Mal Convulsion *:

  • < 1 month: 0.0 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 50 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 0.0 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 0.0 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 0.0 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 0.0 %
  • 10+ years: 50 %

Gender of people who have Grand Mal Convulsion when taking Levothyroxine Sodium *:

  • female: 81.74 %
  • male: 18.26 %

Age of people who have Grand Mal Convulsion when taking Levothyroxine Sodium *:

  • 0-1: 0.0 %
  • 2-9: 1.0 %
  • 10-19: 3.0 %
  • 20-29: 6.5 %
  • 30-39: 7.5 %
  • 40-49: 19.0 %
  • 50-59: 25.5 %
  • 60+: 37.5 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Hypothyroidism (41 people, 17.52%)
  • Depression (30 people, 12.82%)
  • Convulsion (16 people, 6.84%)
  • Diabetes Mellitus (14 people, 5.98%)
  • Hypertension (12 people, 5.13%)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Aspirin (25 people, 10.68%)
  • Olmesartan Medoxomil (21 people, 8.97%)
  • Hydrochlorothiazide (19 people, 8.12%)
  • Omeprazole (15 people, 6.41%)
  • Simvastatin (14 people, 5.98%)

Top other side effects for these people *:

  • Headache (23 people, 9.83%)
  • Confusional State (23 people, 9.83%)
  • Dizziness (22 people, 9.40%)
  • Loss Of Consciousness (20 people, 8.55%)
  • Drug Interaction (20 people, 8.55%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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