Review: could Levothyroxine sodium cause Heartburn (Gastroesophageal reflux disease)?
Summary: Heartburn is found among people who take Levothyroxine sodium, especially for people who are female, 40-49 old, have been taking the drug for 5 - 10 years, also take medication Coumadin, and have Hypothyroidism.
We study 67,542 people who have side effects while taking Levothyroxine sodium from FDA and social media. Among them, 106 have Heartburn. Find out below who they are, when they have Heartburn 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)
Heartburn (a condition in which stomach contents leak backward from the stomach into the oesophagus) has been reported by people with high blood pressure, depression, osteoporosis, pain, high blood cholesterol. (latest reports from 19,134 Heartburn patients)
On Mar, 1, 2015: 67,542 people reported to have side effects when taking Levothyroxine sodium. Among them, 106 people (0.16%) have Heartburn.
Time on Levothyroxine sodium when people have Heartburn * :
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Gender of people who have Heartburn when taking Levothyroxine sodium * :
Age of people who have Heartburn when taking Levothyroxine sodium * :
Severity of Heartburn when taking Levothyroxine sodium ** :
|least||moderate||severe||most severe |
How people recovered from Heartburn ** :
|while on the drug||after off the drug||not yet |
Top conditions involved for these people * :
- Hypothyroidism (16 people, 15.09%)
- Hypertension (12 people, 11.32%)
- Depression (12 people, 11.32%)
- Thyroid disorder (9 people, 8.49%)
- Uterine leiomyoma (8 people, 7.55%)
Top co-used drugs for these people * :
- Coumadin (14 people, 13.21%)
- Aspirin (14 people, 13.21%)
- Lasix (14 people, 13.21%)
- Omeprazole (11 people, 10.38%)
- Prilosec (11 people, 10.38%)
* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.
** Reports from social media are used.
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