Review: could Levothyroxine Sodium cause Sore Throat?


Summary

Sore throat is found among people who take Levothyroxine Sodium, especially for people who are female, 50-59 old , have been taking the drug for 1 - 6 months, also take medication Cymbalta, and have Hypothyroidism . We study 65,372 people who have side effects while taking Levothyroxine sodium from FDA and social media. Among them, 8 have Sore throat. Find out below who they are, when they have Sore throat 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 68,990 users)

Sore Throat

Sore throat (pain or irritation of the throat) has been reported by people with rashes, abdominal pain, drowsiness, insomnia, night sweats (latest reports from 530 Sore throat patients).

On Aug, 26, 2016

65,372 people reported to have side effects when taking Levothyroxine Sodium.
Among them, 8 people (0.01%) have Sore Throat


Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Levothyroxine sodium cause Sore throat?

Time on Levothyroxine Sodium when people have Sore Throat *:

  • < 1 month: 25.0 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 37.5 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 0.0 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 0.0 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 0.0 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 12.5 %
  • 10+ years: 25.0 %

Gender of people who have Sore Throat when taking Levothyroxine Sodium *:

  • female: 75 %
  • male: 25 %

Age of people who have Sore Throat when taking Levothyroxine Sodium *:

  • 0-1: 0.0 %
  • 2-9: 0.0 %
  • 10-19: 12.5 %
  • 20-29: 12.5 %
  • 30-39: 25.0 %
  • 40-49: 12.5 %
  • 50-59: 25.0 %
  • 60+: 12.5 %

Severity if Sore Throat when taking Levothyroxine Sodium **:

  • least: 28.57 %
  • moderate: 42.86 %
  • severe: 28.57 %
  • most severe: 0.0 %

How people recovered from Sore Throat **:

  • while on drug: 0.0 %
  • after off the drug: 33.33 %
  • not yet: 66.67 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Hypothyroidism (5 people)
  • Depression (3 people)
  • Migraine (2 people)
  • Crohn's Disease (2 people)
  • Insomnia (1 person)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Vyvanse (2 people)
  • Pentasa (2 people)
  • Excedrin (2 people)
  • Effexor Xr (2 people)
  • Cymbalta (2 people)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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