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Review: could Levothyroxine cause Headache?

Summary: Headache could be caused by Levothyroxine, especially for people who are female, 60+ old, have been taking the drug for < 1 month, also take Aspirin, and have Hypothyroidism.

We study 67,088 people who have side effects while taking Levothyroxine from FDA and social media. Among them, 2,416 have Headache. Find out below who they are, when they have Headache 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.

Headache

Headache (pain in head) (latest reports from 1,194,123 patients) has been reported by people with multiple sclerosis, high blood pressure, depression, rheumatoid arthritis, osteoporosis.

On Apr, 11, 2014: 67,157 people reported to have side effects when taking Levothyroxine sodium. Among them, 2,915 people (4.34%) have Headache. They amount to 0.24% of all the 1,203,658 people who have Headache on eHealthMe.

Trend of Headache in Levothyroxine sodium reports

Time on Levothyroxine sodium when people have Headache * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Headache26.81%21.74%7.25%10.14%10.87%10.87%12.32%

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

FemaleMale
Headache86.48%13.52%

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

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Headache0.00%0.52%1.27%2.92%8.92%17.53%24.80%44.02%

Severity of Headache when taking Levothyroxine sodium ** :

leastmoderateseveremost severe
Headache7.69%59.62%21.15%11.54%

How people recovered from Headache ** :

while on the drugafter off the drugnot yet
Headache0.00%6.67%93.33%

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Hypothyroidism (479 people, 16.43%)
  2. Hypertension (312 people, 10.70%)
  3. Depression (211 people, 7.24%)
  4. Rheumatoid arthritis (197 people, 6.76%)
  5. Thyroid disorder (170 people, 5.83%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Aspirin (379 people, 13.00%)
  2. Lisinopril (225 people, 7.72%)
  3. Hydrochlorothiazide (211 people, 7.24%)
  4. Furosemide (207 people, 7.10%)
  5. Humira (205 people, 7.03%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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