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Review: could Levothyroxine cause Headache?

We study 67,377 people who have side effects while taking Levothyroxine from FDA and social media. Among them, 2,421 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 70,070 users) has active ingredients of levothyroxine sodium. It is often used in hypothyroidism.

Headache

Headache (pain in head) (latest reports from 1,191,904 patients) has been reported by people with multiple sclerosis, high blood pressure, depression, rheumatoid arthritis, osteoporosis.

On Oct, 26, 2014: 67,377 people reported to have side effects when taking Levothyroxine sodium. Among them, 2,920 people (4.33%) have Headache.

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
Headache25.87%20.98%6.99%9.79%11.19%10.49%14.69%

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

FemaleMale
Headache86.50%13.50%

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%8.90%17.50%24.83%44.05%

Severity of Headache when taking Levothyroxine sodium ** :

leastmoderateseveremost severe
Headache7.02%57.89%24.56%10.53%

How people recovered from Headache ** :

while on the drugafter off the drugnot yet
Headache0.00%5.56%94.44%

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Hypothyroidism (484 people, 16.58%)
  2. Hypertension (313 people, 10.72%)
  3. Depression (211 people, 7.23%)
  4. Rheumatoid arthritis (197 people, 6.75%)
  5. Thyroid disorder (170 people, 5.82%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Aspirin (379 people, 12.98%)
  2. Lisinopril (225 people, 7.71%)
  3. Hydrochlorothiazide (211 people, 7.23%)
  4. Furosemide (207 people, 7.09%)
  5. Simvastatin (206 people, 7.05%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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Comments from related studies:

  • From this study (3 weeks ago):

  • Depression diagnosed first, and eventually identified as cyclothymia. Arthritis second. Hypothyroid and high cholesterol next. Headaches resolved with menopause, but have come back. Allergic reactions to unknown things about same time as headaches.

    Reply

  • From this study (1 month ago):

  • All lesions necrosis
    Painful granulomas
    I live in chronic pain and fatigue

    Reply

    Lisa on Sep, 4, 2014:

    Female 55 I have bechets. Diagnosed at 39. I take every medication on that list except I dropped methotrexate. I worse since I dropped it. And I have every symptom including ganglion cyst which needs to be surgically removed to the throat lesion. I can barely function. The only 5hing I dont have is the allergic cough. I did have mrsa phenomia once. Oh most recently plursey. I have been ivig dependent for 13 years.

    Reply

  • From this study (3 months ago):

  • feeling flushed and nauseaous after taking dose of methotrexate. Slight headache and overall not feeling well with headache and fatigue.

    Reply

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