Levothyroxine sodium and Joint pain - from FDA reports


Summary

Joint pain 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 Humira, and have Hypothyroidism . We study 69,496 people who have side effects while taking Levothyroxine sodium from FDA. Among them, 2,108 have Joint pain. Find out below who they are, when they have Joint pain 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 75,550 users)

Joint Pain

Joint pain has been reported by people with rheumatoid arthritis, osteoporosis, high blood pressure, psoriatic arthropathy, high blood cholesterol (latest reports from 207,349 Joint pain patients).

On Jan, 25, 2017

69,496 people reported to have side effects when taking Levothyroxine Sodium.
Among them, 2,108 people (3.03%) have Joint Pain


Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Levothyroxine sodium cause Joint pain?

Time on Levothyroxine Sodium when people have Joint Pain *:

  • < 1 month: 32.61 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 28.26 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 4.35 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 10.87 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 6.52 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 15.22 %
  • 10+ years: 2.17 %

Gender of people who have Joint Pain when taking Levothyroxine Sodium *:

  • female: 83.37 %
  • male: 16.63 %

Age of people who have Joint Pain when taking Levothyroxine Sodium *:

  • 0-1: 0.06 %
  • 2-9: 0.06 %
  • 10-19: 0.52 %
  • 20-29: 2.03 %
  • 30-39: 4.07 %
  • 40-49: 12.56 %
  • 50-59: 25.12 %
  • 60+: 55.58 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Hypothyroidism (356 people, 16.89%)
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis (287 people, 13.61%)
  • Osteoporosis (244 people, 11.57%)
  • High Blood Cholesterol (213 people, 10.10%)
  • High Blood Pressure (211 people, 10.01%)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Humira (286 people, 13.57%)
  • Aspirin (257 people, 12.19%)
  • Lipitor (192 people, 9.11%)
  • Prednisone (189 people, 8.97%)
  • Lisinopril (169 people, 8.02%)

Top other side effects for these people *:

  • Fatigue (445 people, 21.11%)
  • Pain In Extremity (441 people, 20.92%)
  • Pain (437 people, 20.73%)
  • Weakness (365 people, 17.31%)
  • Back Pain (362 people, 17.17%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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