Review: could Levothyroxine Sodium cause Low Blood Sugar?


Summary

Low blood sugar 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 Lantus, and have Hypothyroidism . We study 64,887 people who have side effects while taking Levothyroxine sodium from FDA and social media. Among them, 428 have Low blood sugar. Find out below who they are, when they have Low blood sugar 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 68,097 users)

Low Blood Sugar

Low blood sugar has been reported by people with breathing difficulty, erythema multiforme, blood glucose increased, weakness, blood glucose decreased (latest reports from 22,488 Low blood sugar patients).

On Aug, 18, 2016

64,887 people reported to have side effects when taking Levothyroxine Sodium.
Among them, 428 people (0.66%) have Low Blood Sugar


Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Levothyroxine sodium cause Low blood sugar?

Time on Levothyroxine Sodium when people have Low Blood Sugar *:

  • < 1 month: 40 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 15 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 10 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 0.0 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 10 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 5 %
  • 10+ years: 20 %

Gender of people who have Low Blood Sugar when taking Levothyroxine Sodium *:

  • female: 70.14 %
  • male: 29.86 %

Age of people who have Low Blood Sugar when taking Levothyroxine Sodium *:

  • 0-1: 0.0 %
  • 2-9: 0.78 %
  • 10-19: 1.31 %
  • 20-29: 1.57 %
  • 30-39: 4.7 %
  • 40-49: 9.14 %
  • 50-59: 16.71 %
  • 60+: 65.8 %

Severity if Low Blood Sugar when taking Levothyroxine Sodium **:

  • least: 16.67 %
  • moderate: 33.33 %
  • severe: 50.0 %
  • most severe: 0.0 %

How people recovered from Low Blood Sugar **:

  • while on drug: 20 %
  • after off the drug: 20 %
  • not yet: 60 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Hypothyroidism (74 people)
  • Diabetes Mellitus (58 people)
  • Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus (55 people)
  • Hypertension (52 people)
  • Type 1 Diabetes Mellitus (21 people)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Lantus (99 people)
  • Aspirin (61 people)
  • Furosemide (57 people)
  • Simvastatin (56 people)
  • Lasix (54 people)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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