Review: could Levothyroxine Sodium cause Joint Pain?


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 5 - 10 years, also take medication Humira, and have Hypothyroidism . We study 65,802 people who have side effects while taking Levothyroxine sodium from FDA and social media. Among them, 1,948 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 74,673 users)

Joint Pain

Joint pain has been reported by people with breathing difficulty, pain, drug ineffective, stroke, chest pain (latest reports from 200,597 Joint pain patients).

On Sep, 18, 2016

65,802 people reported to have side effects when taking Levothyroxine Sodium.
Among them, 1,948 people (2.96%) 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: 12.5 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 20.83 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 5.56 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 9.72 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 8.33 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 26.39 %
  • 10+ years: 16.67 %

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

  • female: 84.14 %
  • male: 15.86 %

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

  • 0-1: 0.06 %
  • 2-9: 0.06 %
  • 10-19: 0.44 %
  • 20-29: 2.26 %
  • 30-39: 4.39 %
  • 40-49: 13.04 %
  • 50-59: 25.96 %
  • 60+: 53.79 %

Severity if Joint Pain when taking Levothyroxine Sodium **:

  • least: 2.94 %
  • moderate: 47.06 %
  • severe: 44.12 %
  • most severe: 5.88 %

How people recovered from Joint Pain **:

  • while on drug: 0.0 %
  • after off the drug: 9.52 %
  • not yet: 90.48 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Hypothyroidism (349 people, 17.92%)
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis (261 people, 13.40%)
  • Osteoporosis (224 people, 11.50%)
  • Hypertension (193 people, 9.91%)
  • Depression (137 people, 7.03%)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Humira (272 people, 13.96%)
  • Aspirin (255 people, 13.09%)
  • Prednisone (186 people, 9.55%)
  • Lipitor (184 people, 9.45%)
  • Lisinopril (168 people, 8.62%)

Top other side effects for these people *:

  • Pain (406 people, 20.84%)
  • Pain In Extremity (401 people, 20.59%)
  • Fatigue (390 people, 20.02%)
  • Back Pain (329 people, 16.89%)
  • Myalgia (282 people, 14.48%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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