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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, 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

Levothyroxine sodium has active ingredients of levothyroxine sodium. It is often used in hypothyroidism. (latest outcomes from 70,239 Levothyroxine sodium 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 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.

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
Heartburn5.88%5.88%11.76%0.00%11.76%35.29%29.41%

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

FemaleMale
Heartburn83.02%16.98%

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

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Heartburn0.00%0.00%0.00%3.16%10.53%29.47%28.42%28.42%

Severity of Heartburn when taking Levothyroxine sodium ** :

leastmoderateseveremost severe
Heartburn5.56%55.56%27.78%11.11%

How people recovered from Heartburn ** :

while on the drugafter off the drugnot yet
Heartburn0.00%18.18%81.82%

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Hypothyroidism (16 people, 15.09%)
  2. Hypertension (12 people, 11.32%)
  3. Depression (12 people, 11.32%)
  4. Thyroid disorder (9 people, 8.49%)
  5. Uterine leiomyoma (8 people, 7.55%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Coumadin (14 people, 13.21%)
  2. Aspirin (14 people, 13.21%)
  3. Lasix (14 people, 13.21%)
  4. Omeprazole (11 people, 10.38%)
  5. Prilosec (11 people, 10.38%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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  • orchidfusion on Dec, 13, 2014:

    I've had acid reflux for Many years and took omeprazole for it. I ran out of omeprazole and at about the same time was started on synthroid. Ever since starting the synthroid I've had issues with more stomach acid. I assumed it was only because I was off of the omeprazole and started drinking baking soda and water. Have done so for almost 2 1/2 months. Now, it's slowly gotten worse and also have discomfort to sometimes a throbbing type pain in my stomach area and tenderness lower than my stomach. After some reading I see that others have added stomach acid taking the synthroid. I was given the synthroid by a nurse practitioner after I'd mentioned I'd had hair loss, dry itchy skin ect. She told me I was 'borderline' for low thyroid so started the synthroid. I'm 59 years old female, take several meds. Getting a bit worried about the tenderness. Anyone else with this?

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