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Review: could Levothyroxine cause Ed?

Summary: Ed could be caused by Levothyroxine, especially for people who are male, 60+ old, have been taking the drug for 2 - 5 years, also take Neurontin, and have Erectile dysfunction.

We study 67,157 people who have side effects while taking Levothyroxine from FDA and social media. Among them, 115 have Ed. Find out below who they are, when they have Ed 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, thyroid function tests. Commonly reported side effects of Levothyroxine sodium include nausea aggravated, nausea, fatigue, weakness, fatigue aggravated.

Ed

Ed (latest reports from 134,861 patients) has been reported by people with erection problems, high blood pressure, depression, high blood cholesterol, hair loss.

On Apr, 15, 2014: 67,157 people reported to have side effects when taking Levothyroxine sodium. Among them, 115 people (0.17%) have Ed. They amount to 0.09% of all the 132,908 people who have Ed on eHealthMe.

Trend of Ed in Levothyroxine sodium reports

Time on Levothyroxine sodium when people have Ed * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Ed14.29%7.14%14.29%7.14%21.43%21.43%14.29%

Gender of people who have Ed when taking Levothyroxine sodium * :

FemaleMale
Ed6.20%93.80%

Age of people who have Ed when taking Levothyroxine sodium * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Ed0.00%0.00%0.00%3.23%9.68%16.13%11.83%59.14%

Severity of Ed when taking Levothyroxine sodium ** :

leastmoderateseveremost severe
Ed0.00%46.67%40.00%13.33%

How people recovered from Ed ** :

while on the drugafter off the drugnot yet
Ed0.00%22.22%77.78%

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Erectile dysfunction (20 people, 17.39%)
  2. Hypothyroidism (19 people, 16.52%)
  3. Neuralgia (16 people, 13.91%)
  4. Pain in jaw (12 people, 10.43%)
  5. Feeling cold (12 people, 10.43%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Neurontin (31 people, 26.96%)
  2. Aspirin (28 people, 24.35%)
  3. Amoxicillin (23 people, 20.00%)
  4. Nexium (18 people, 15.65%)
  5. Lipitor (17 people, 14.78%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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