Review: could Levothyroxine cause Bad dreams?
Summary: Bad dreams could be caused by Levothyroxine, especially for people who are female, 60+ old, have been taking the drug for < 1 month, also take Seroquel, and have Depression.
We study 67,157 people who have side effects while taking Levothyroxine from FDA and social media. Among them, 156 have Bad dreams. Find out below who they are, when they have Bad dreams and more.
On Apr, 11, 2014: 67,157 people reported to have side effects when taking Levothyroxine sodium. Among them, 156 people (0.23%) have Bad Dreams. They amount to 0.19% of all the 83,148 people who have Bad Dreams on eHealthMe.
Time on Levothyroxine sodium when people have Bad dreams * :
|< 1 month||1 - 6 months||6 - 12 months||1 - 2 years||2 - 5 years||5 - 10 years||10+ years |
|Bad dreams||40.00%||20.00%||20.00%||0.00%||0.00%||0.00%||20.00% |
Gender of people who have Bad dreams when taking Levothyroxine sodium * :
|Bad dreams||85.47%||14.53% |
Age of people who have Bad dreams when taking Levothyroxine sodium * :
|Bad dreams||0.74%||0.00%||1.47%||1.47%||2.94%||16.18%||25.74%||51.47% |
Severity of Bad dreams when taking Levothyroxine sodium ** :
|least||moderate||severe||most severe |
|Bad dreams||0.00%||0.00%||83.33%||16.67% |
How people recovered from Bad dreams ** :
|while on the drug||after off the drug||not yet |
|Bad dreams||0.00%||0.00%||100.00% |
Top conditions involved for these people * :
- Depression (30 people, 19.23%)
- Anxiety (26 people, 16.67%)
- Hypothyroidism (23 people, 14.74%)
- Pain (23 people, 14.74%)
- Restless legs syndrome (19 people, 12.18%)
Top co-used drugs for these people * :
- Seroquel (26 people, 16.67%)
- Chantix (20 people, 12.82%)
- Trazodone hcl (18 people, 11.54%)
- Clonazepam (18 people, 11.54%)
- Cymbalta (17 people, 10.90%)
* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.
** Reports from social media are used.
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From this study (3 weeks ago):
Nightmares more frequently since starting Flecainide about 1 1/2 years ago. The dreams vary in intensity and seem to be less on days when I have been very active and tired at bed time.
From this study (11 months ago):
I was taking Levothyroxine before without bad dreams but my condition got worse and the doctor increased my dose which I've been on for about 2 weeks and every night since I have been having terrible dreams. This is the only medication I am on. I do have ADD, depression, and anxiety but I do not take medication for it anymore. I just want to know if the Levothyroxine is whats causing these nightmares. Thank you
From this study (1 year ago):
Nightmares occurred when I was on simvastin after just a few weeks and stopped when I stopped the simvastin. I have been on crestor for three months but in the last week have developed nightmares every night which I didn't have before. I dream but these are scary, sometimes violent nightmares. I am going to go off the medicine Crestor and see if they stop. My doctor does not think statins cause nightmares.
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