Review: could Levothyroxine Sodium cause Hypertension?


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 Hypertension . We study 65,372 people who have side effects while taking Levothyroxine sodium from FDA and social media. Among them, 2,236 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 68,990 users)


Hypertension (high blood pressure) has been reported by people with breathing difficulty, hypotension, drug ineffective, diarrhea, fatigue (latest reports from 369,739 Hypertension patients).

On Aug, 25, 2016

65,372 people reported to have side effects when taking Levothyroxine Sodium.
Among them, 2,236 people (3.42%) have Hypertension

Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Levothyroxine sodium cause Hypertension?

Time on Levothyroxine Sodium when people have Hypertension *:

  • < 1 month: 25.93 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 17.59 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 5.56 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 6.48 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 10.19 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 12.96 %
  • 10+ years: 21.3 %

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

  • female: 79.3 %
  • male: 20.7 %

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

  • 0-1: 0.11 %
  • 2-9: 0.61 %
  • 10-19: 0.44 %
  • 20-29: 1.16 %
  • 30-39: 3.98 %
  • 40-49: 11.17 %
  • 50-59: 20.35 %
  • 60+: 62.17 %

Severity if Hypertension when taking Levothyroxine Sodium **:

  • least: 5.45 %
  • moderate: 58.18 %
  • severe: 36.36 %
  • most severe: 0.0 %

How people recovered from Hypertension **:

  • while on drug: 0.0 %
  • after off the drug: 37.84 %
  • not yet: 62.16 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Hypertension (433 people)
  • Hypothyroidism (380 people)
  • Thyroid Disorder (177 people)
  • Depression (171 people)
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis (127 people)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Aspirin (366 people)
  • Furosemide (276 people)
  • Lisinopril (259 people)
  • Hydrochlorothiazide (220 people)
  • Omeprazole (202 people)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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