Review: could Levothyroxine Sodium cause Loose Stools?


Summary

Loose stools 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 Digoxin, and have Rheumatoid arthritis . We study 65,802 people who have side effects while taking Levothyroxine sodium from FDA and social media. Among them, 43 have Loose stools. Find out below who they are, when they have Loose stools 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 74,676 users)

Loose Stools

Loose stools has been reported by people with speech impairment (adult), diarrhea, heart palpitations, sleep disorder, muscle twitching (latest reports from 2,344 Loose stools patients).

On Sep, 18, 2016

65,802 people reported to have side effects when taking Levothyroxine Sodium.
Among them, 43 people (0.07%) have Loose Stools


Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Levothyroxine sodium cause Loose stools?

Time on Levothyroxine Sodium when people have Loose Stools *:

  • < 1 month: 100 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 0.0 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 0.0 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 0.0 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 0.0 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 0.0 %
  • 10+ years: 0.0 %

Gender of people who have Loose Stools when taking Levothyroxine Sodium *:

  • female: 86.05 %
  • male: 13.95 %

Age of people who have Loose Stools when taking Levothyroxine Sodium *:

  • 0-1: 0.0 %
  • 2-9: 0.0 %
  • 10-19: 0.0 %
  • 20-29: 2.78 %
  • 30-39: 0.0 %
  • 40-49: 8.33 %
  • 50-59: 25.0 %
  • 60+: 63.89 %

Severity if Loose Stools when taking Levothyroxine Sodium **:

  • least: 0.0 %
  • moderate: 100 %
  • severe: 0.0 %
  • most severe: 0.0 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Rheumatoid Arthritis (4 people, 9.30%)
  • Panic Attack (2 people, 4.65%)
  • Hypothyroidism (2 people, 4.65%)
  • Coronary Artery Disease (1 person, 2.33%)
  • Arrhythmia (1 person, 2.33%)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Digoxin (7 people, 16.28%)
  • Prednisone (6 people, 13.95%)
  • Gabapentin (6 people, 13.95%)
  • Celebrex (6 people, 13.95%)
  • Zocor (5 people, 11.63%)

Top other side effects for these people *:

  • Nausea (17 people, 39.53%)
  • Weakness (12 people, 27.91%)
  • Diarrhoea Nos (12 people, 27.91%)
  • Abdominal Pain Nos (11 people, 25.58%)
  • Hypotension (10 people, 23.26%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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