Levothyroxine sodium and Hypertension - from FDA reports


Summary

Hypertension 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 69,496 people who have side effects while taking Levothyroxine sodium from FDA. Among them, 2,485 have Hypertension. Find out below who they are, when they have Hypertension 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 75,554 users)

Hypertension

Hypertension (high blood pressure) has been reported by people with high blood pressure, osteoporosis, multiple sclerosis, rheumatoid arthritis, depression (latest reports from 493,522 Hypertension patients).

On Feb, 24, 2017

69,496 people reported to have side effects when taking Levothyroxine Sodium.
Among them, 2,485 people (3.58%) have Hypertension


Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Levothyroxine sodium cause Hypertension?

Time on Levothyroxine Sodium when people have Hypertension *:

  • < 1 month: 47.62 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 23.81 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 1.59 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 6.35 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 12.7 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 3.17 %
  • 10+ years: 4.76 %

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

  • female: 79.03 %
  • male: 20.97 %

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

  • 0-1: 0.15 %
  • 2-9: 0.55 %
  • 10-19: 0.61 %
  • 20-29: 1.06 %
  • 30-39: 3.83 %
  • 40-49: 10.59 %
  • 50-59: 19.77 %
  • 60+: 63.44 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Hypothyroidism (371 people, 14.93%)
  • High Blood Cholesterol (169 people, 6.80%)
  • Depression (168 people, 6.76%)
  • Thyroid Diseases (167 people, 6.72%)
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis (138 people, 5.55%)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Aspirin (359 people, 14.45%)
  • Furosemide (277 people, 11.15%)
  • Lisinopril (260 people, 10.46%)
  • Hydrochlorothiazide (217 people, 8.73%)
  • Omeprazole (202 people, 8.13%)

Top other side effects for these people *:

  • Fatigue (382 people, 15.37%)
  • Headache (370 people, 14.89%)
  • Dizziness (349 people, 14.04%)
  • Nausea (346 people, 13.92%)
  • Breathing Difficulty (338 people, 13.60%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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