Review: could Levothyroxine sodium cause Bad dreams (Nightmares)?
Summary: Bad dreams is found among people who take Levothyroxine sodium, especially for people who are female, 60+ old, have been taking the drug for 1 - 6 months, also take medication Seroquel, and have Depression.
We study 67,542 people who have side effects while taking Levothyroxine sodium from FDA and social media. Among them, 158 have Bad dreams. Find out below who they are, when they have Bad dreams and more.
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Levothyroxine sodium has active ingredients of levothyroxine sodium. It is often used in hypothyroidism. (latest outcomes from 70,239 Levothyroxine sodium users)
Bad dreams (unpleasant dreams) has been reported by people with quit smoking, depression, stress and anxiety, pain, high blood pressure. (latest reports from 14,338 Bad dreams patients)
On Feb, 25, 2015: 67,493 people reported to have side effects when taking Levothyroxine sodium. Among them, 158 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||28.57%||28.57%||14.29%||0.00%||14.29%||0.00%||14.29% |
Gender of people who have Bad dreams when taking Levothyroxine sodium * :
|Bad dreams||85.63%||14.37% |
Age of people who have Bad dreams when taking Levothyroxine sodium * :
|Bad dreams||0.72%||0.00%||1.45%||1.45%||3.62%||15.94%||25.36%||51.45% |
Severity of Bad dreams when taking Levothyroxine sodium ** :
|least||moderate||severe||most severe |
|Bad dreams||0.00%||12.50%||75.00%||12.50% |
How people recovered from Bad dreams ** :
|while on the drug||after off the drug||not yet |
|Bad dreams||16.67%||0.00%||83.33% |
Top conditions involved for these people * :
- Depression (31 people, 19.62%)
- Anxiety (26 people, 16.46%)
- Hypothyroidism (25 people, 15.82%)
- Pain (23 people, 14.56%)
- Smoking cessation therapy (19 people, 12.03%)
Top co-used drugs for these people * :
- Seroquel (26 people, 16.46%)
- Chantix (20 people, 12.66%)
- Trazodone hcl (18 people, 11.39%)
- Clonazepam (18 people, 11.39%)
- Cymbalta (17 people, 10.76%)
* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.
** Reports from social media are used.
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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
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