Levothyroxine sodium and Ventricular tachycardia - from FDA reports
Ventricular tachycardia is found among people who take Levothyroxine Sodium, especially for people who are female, 60+ old , have been taking the drug for 6 - 12 months, also take medication Furosemide, and have Hypothyroidism . We study 69,496 people who have side effects while taking Levothyroxine sodium from FDA. Among them, 227 have Ventricular tachycardia. Find out below who they are, when they have Ventricular tachycardia and more.
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Levothyroxine sodium has active ingredients of levothyroxine sodium. It is often used in hypothyroidism. (latest outcomes from Levothyroxine sodium 75,550 users)
Ventricular tachycardia (rapid heartbeat that originates in one of the lower chambers (the ventricles) of the heart) has been reported by people with atrial fibrillation/flutter, high blood pressure, diabetes, depression, ventricular tachycardia (latest reports from 16,197 Ventricular tachycardia patients).
On Jan, 31, 2017
69,496 people reported to have side effects when taking Levothyroxine Sodium.
Among them, 227 people (0.33%) have Ventricular Tachycardia
Number of reports submitted per year:
Time on Levothyroxine Sodium when people have Ventricular Tachycardia *:
- < 1 month: 11.11 %
- 1 - 6 months: 11.11 %
- 6 - 12 months: 77.78 %
- 1 - 2 years: 0.0 %
- 2 - 5 years: 0.0 %
- 5 - 10 years: 0.0 %
- 10+ years: 0.0 %
Gender of people who have Ventricular Tachycardia when taking Levothyroxine Sodium *:
- female: 61.06 %
- male: 38.94 %
Age of people who have Ventricular Tachycardia when taking Levothyroxine Sodium *:
- 0-1: 0.0 %
- 2-9: 0.0 %
- 10-19: 2.99 %
- 20-29: 1.0 %
- 30-39: 5.47 %
- 40-49: 12.44 %
- 50-59: 15.42 %
- 60+: 62.69 %
Top conditions involved for these people *:
- Hypothyroidism (24 people, 10.57%)
- High Blood Pressure (12 people, 5.29%)
- Preventive Health Care (10 people, 4.41%)
- Depression (10 people, 4.41%)
- Atrial Fibrillation/flutter (9 people, 3.96%)
Top co-used drugs for these people *:
- Furosemide (53 people, 23.35%)
- Digoxin (49 people, 21.59%)
- Aspirin (39 people, 17.18%)
- Lasix (35 people, 15.42%)
- Lisinopril (33 people, 14.54%)
Top other side effects for these people *:
- Hypotension (47 people, 20.70%)
- Atrial Fibrillation/flutter (44 people, 19.38%)
- Dizziness (33 people, 14.54%)
- Chest Pain (33 people, 14.54%)
- Arrhythmias (30 people, 13.22%)
* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.
** Reports from social media are used.
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