Review: could Levothyroxine sodium cause Emotional distress?
Summary: Emotional distress is found among people who take Levothyroxine sodium, especially for people who are female, 60+ old, have been taking the drug for 2 - 5 years, also take medication Aspirin, and have Hypothyroidism. We study 67,588 people who have side effects while taking Levothyroxine sodium from FDA and social media. Among them, 419 have Emotional distress. Find out below who they are, when they have Emotional distress and more.
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Levothyroxine sodium has active ingredients of levothyroxine sodium. It is often used in hypothyroidism. (latest outcomes from 70,301 Levothyroxine sodium users)
Emotional distress has been reported by people with birth control, coronary artery bypass, pain, acne, depression. (latest reports from 34,007 Emotional distress patients)
On May, 7, 2015: 67,588 people reported to have side effects when taking Levothyroxine sodium. Among them, 419 people (0.62%) have Emotional Distress.
Time on Levothyroxine sodium when people have Emotional distress * :
|< 1 month||1 - 6 months||6 - 12 months||1 - 2 years||2 - 5 years||5 - 10 years||10+ years |
|Emotional distress||12.82%||7.69%||2.56%||12.82%||38.46%||10.26%||15.38% |
Gender of people who have Emotional distress when taking Levothyroxine sodium * :
|Emotional distress||83.33%||16.67% |
Age of people who have Emotional distress when taking Levothyroxine sodium * :
|Emotional distress||0.00%||0.00%||1.03%||9.77%||14.14%||17.48%||23.65%||33.93% |
Severity of Emotional distress when taking Levothyroxine sodium ** :
|least||moderate||severe||most severe |
|Emotional distress||0.00%||25.00%||75.00%||0.00% |
How people recovered from Emotional distress ** :
|while on the drug||after off the drug||not yet |
|Emotional distress||33.33%||0.00%||66.67% |
Top conditions involved for these people * :
- Hypothyroidism (89 people, 21.24%)
- Contraception (45 people, 10.74%)
- Hypertension (41 people, 9.79%)
- Pain (40 people, 9.55%)
- Thyroid disorder (32 people, 7.64%)
Top co-used drugs for these people * :
- Aspirin (110 people, 26.25%)
- Lasix (88 people, 21.00%)
- Synthroid (81 people, 19.33%)
- Lisinopril (78 people, 18.62%)
- Yaz (77 people, 18.38%)
* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.
** Reports from social media are used.
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