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Review: could Levothyroxine sodium cause Hypertension (High blood pressure)?

Summary: Hypertension is found among people who take Levothyroxine sodium, especially for people who are female, 60+ old, have been taking the drug for < 1 month, also take medication Aspirin, and have High blood pressure.

We study 67,542 people who have side effects while taking Levothyroxine sodium from FDA and social media. Among them, 2,210 have Hypertension. Find out below who they are, when they have Hypertension 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)

Hypertension

Hypertension (high blood pressure) has been reported by people with high blood pressure, osteoporosis, depression, multiple sclerosis, pain. (latest reports from 351,867 Hypertension patients)

On Feb, 28, 2015: 67,542 people reported to have side effects when taking Levothyroxine sodium. Among them, 2,505 people (3.71%) have Hypertension.

Trend of Hypertension in Levothyroxine sodium reports

Time on Levothyroxine sodium when people have Hypertension * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Hypertension32.35%18.63%3.92%6.86%8.82%12.75%16.67%

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

FemaleMale
Hypertension79.62%20.38%

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

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Hypertension0.09%0.97%0.93%0.93%3.94%11.95%20.35%60.84%

Severity of Hypertension when taking Levothyroxine sodium ** :

leastmoderateseveremost severe
Hypertension4.26%57.45%38.30%0.00%

How people recovered from Hypertension ** :

while on the drugafter off the drugnot yet
Hypertension0.00%35.71%64.29%

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Hypertension (450 people, 17.96%)
  2. Hypothyroidism (357 people, 14.25%)
  3. Thyroid disorder (150 people, 5.99%)
  4. Depression (150 people, 5.99%)
  5. Pain (147 people, 5.87%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Aspirin (472 people, 18.84%)
  2. Furosemide (319 people, 12.73%)
  3. Lisinopril (271 people, 10.82%)
  4. Hydrochlorothiazide (258 people, 10.30%)
  5. Omeprazole (235 people, 9.38%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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