Review: could Levothyroxine cause Bad dreams?
(By eHealthMe on Mar, 6, 2014)
Severity ratings: 3.2/4
On a scale of 1 to 4: 1=least, 2=moderate, 3=severe, 4=most severe
We study 62,708 people who take Levothyroxine. Among them, 156 have Bad dreams. See who they are, when they have Bad dreams and more. This review is based on reports from FDA and social media, and is updated regularly.
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Levothyroxine sodium (latest outcomes from 69,669 users) has active ingredients of levothyroxine sodium. It is often used in hypothyroidism, thyroid diseases. Commonly reported side effects of Levothyroxine sodium include nausea, nausea aggravated, fatigue, weakness, fatigue aggravated.
Bad dreams (unpleasant dreams) (latest reports from 81,652 patients) has been reported by people with quit smoking, depression, stress and anxiety, high blood pressure, pain.
On Feb, 10, 2014: 62,606 people reported to have side effects when taking Levothyroxine sodium. Among them, 145 people (0.23%) have Bad Dreams.
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||84.47%||15.53% |
Age of people who have Bad dreams when taking Levothyroxine sodium * :
|Bad dreams||0.80%||0.00%||1.60%||1.60%||3.20%||17.60%||24.80%||50.40% |
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, 20.69%)
- Hypothyroidism (23 people, 15.86%)
- Anxiety (23 people, 15.86%)
- Pain (21 people, 14.48%)
- Restless legs syndrome (19 people, 13.10%)
Top co-used drugs for these people * :
- Seroquel (22 people, 15.17%)
- Chantix (20 people, 13.79%)
- Trazodone hcl (18 people, 12.41%)
- Cymbalta (17 people, 11.72%)
- Zoloft (16 people, 11.03%)
* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.
** Reports from social media are used.
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From this study (10 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.
From this study (2 years ago):
eddie on Jul, 13, 2012:
I have been on this for awhile. I have bad dreams. They are getting worse. Do not want to sleep at night - water is always the cause. Flooding, tidal waves, etc.
yuri on Jul, 19, 2012:
me too having bad dreams lately,!now scared to sleep .it all started when taking medication for my hyperthyroid..even knwing these still im uneasy and afraid..any tips???
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