Review: could Levothyroxine Sodium cause Hypertension?


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 Hypertension . We study 63,278 people who have side effects while taking Levothyroxine sodium from FDA and social media. Among them, 2,207 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 64,698 users)

Hypertension

Hypertension (high blood pressure) has been reported by people with breathing difficulty, hypotension, drug ineffective, diarrhea, chest pain (latest reports from 303,310 Hypertension patients).

On Jul, 21, 2016

63,278 people reported to have side effects when taking Levothyroxine Sodium.
Among them, 2,207 people (3.49%) have Hypertension


Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Levothyroxine sodium cause Hypertension?

Time on Levothyroxine Sodium when people have Hypertension *:

  • < 1 month: 25.96 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 17.31 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 5.77 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 6.73 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 9.62 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 13.46 %
  • 10+ years: 21.15 %

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

  • female: 78.78 %
  • male: 21.22 %

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

  • 0-1: 0.11 %
  • 2-9: 0.94 %
  • 10-19: 0.89 %
  • 20-29: 0.89 %
  • 30-39: 4.21 %
  • 40-49: 11.02 %
  • 50-59: 20.1 %
  • 60+: 61.85 %

Severity if Hypertension when taking Levothyroxine Sodium **:

  • least: 5.36 %
  • moderate: 57.14 %
  • severe: 37.5 %
  • 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 (399 people)
  • Hypothyroidism (343 people)
  • Thyroid Disorder (162 people)
  • Depression (160 people)
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis (118 people)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Aspirin (347 people)
  • Furosemide (262 people)
  • Lisinopril (241 people)
  • Hydrochlorothiazide (209 people)
  • Omeprazole (190 people)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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