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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, 60+ old, have been taking the drug for 5 - 10 years, also take medication Coumadin, and have Hypothyroidism.

We study 67,402 people who have side effects while taking Levothyroxine sodium from FDA and social media. Among them, 103 have Heartburn. Find out below who they are, when they have Heartburn and more.

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Levothyroxine sodium

Levothyroxine sodium has active ingredients of levothyroxine sodium. It is often used in hypothyroidism. (latest outcomes from Levothyroxine sodium 70,120 users)

Heartburn

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 Heartburn 10,552 patients)

On Nov, 29, 2014: 67,402 people reported to have side effects when taking Levothyroxine sodium. Among them, 103 people (0.15%) have Heartburn.

Trend of Heartburn in Levothyroxine sodium reports

Time on Levothyroxine sodium when people have Heartburn * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Heartburn7.14%7.14%14.29%0.00%14.29%28.57%28.57%

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

FemaleMale
Heartburn82.52%17.48%

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

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Heartburn0.00%0.00%0.00%3.26%9.78%28.26%29.35%29.35%

Severity of Heartburn when taking Levothyroxine sodium ** :

leastmoderateseveremost severe
Heartburn6.67%53.33%26.67%13.33%

How people recovered from Heartburn ** :

while on the drugafter off the drugnot yet
Heartburn0.00%12.50%87.50%

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Hypothyroidism (14 people, 13.59%)
  2. Hypertension (12 people, 11.65%)
  3. Depression (11 people, 10.68%)
  4. Thyroid disorder (9 people, 8.74%)
  5. Uterine leiomyoma (8 people, 7.77%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Coumadin (14 people, 13.59%)
  2. Aspirin (14 people, 13.59%)
  3. Lasix (14 people, 13.59%)
  4. Synthroid (11 people, 10.68%)
  5. Prilosec (11 people, 10.68%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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