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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 67,088 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.

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Levothyroxine sodium

Levothyroxine sodium (latest outcomes from 69,748 users) has active ingredients of levothyroxine sodium. It is often used in hypothyroidism.

Bad dreams

Bad dreams (unpleasant dreams) (latest reports from 83,234 patients) has been reported by people with quit smoking, depression, stress and anxiety, high blood pressure, pain.

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.

Trend of Bad dreams in Levothyroxine sodium reports

Time on Levothyroxine sodium when people have Bad dreams * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Bad dreams40.00%20.00%20.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%20.00%

Gender of people who have Bad dreams when taking Levothyroxine sodium * :

FemaleMale
Bad dreams85.47%14.53%

Age of people who have Bad dreams when taking Levothyroxine sodium * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Bad dreams0.74%0.00%1.47%1.47%2.94%16.18%25.74%51.47%

Severity of Bad dreams when taking Levothyroxine sodium ** :

leastmoderateseveremost severe
Bad dreams0.00%0.00%83.33%16.67%

How people recovered from Bad dreams ** :

while on the drugafter off the drugnot yet
Bad dreams0.00%0.00%100.00%

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Depression (30 people, 19.23%)
  2. Anxiety (26 people, 16.67%)
  3. Hypothyroidism (23 people, 14.74%)
  4. Pain (23 people, 14.74%)
  5. Restless legs syndrome (19 people, 12.18%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Seroquel (26 people, 16.67%)
  2. Chantix (20 people, 12.82%)
  3. Trazodone hcl (18 people, 11.54%)
  4. Clonazepam (18 people, 11.54%)
  5. Cymbalta (17 people, 10.90%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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On eHealthMe, Levothyroxine Sodium (levothyroxine sodium) is often used for hypothyroidism. Find out below the conditions Levothyroxine Sodium is used for, how effective it is, and any alternative drugs that you can use to treat those same conditions.

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  • From this study (1 month 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.

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  • 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

    Reply

  • 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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