Review: could Levothyroxine sodium cause Joint pain?
Summary: Joint pain 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 Aspirin, and have Hypothyroidism.
We study 67,542 people who have side effects while taking Levothyroxine sodium from FDA and social media. Among them, 1,978 have Joint pain. Find out below who they are, when they have Joint pain 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)
Joint pain has been reported by people with rheumatoid arthritis, osteoporosis, high blood cholesterol, high blood pressure, multiple sclerosis. (latest reports from 118,838 Joint pain patients)
On Mar, 1, 2015: 67,542 people reported to have side effects when taking Levothyroxine sodium. Among them, 1,978 people (2.93%) have Joint Pain.
Time on Levothyroxine sodium when people have Joint pain * :
|< 1 month||1 - 6 months||6 - 12 months||1 - 2 years||2 - 5 years||5 - 10 years||10+ years |
|Joint pain||22.86%||24.29%||4.29%||7.14%||4.29%||25.71%||11.43% |
Gender of people who have Joint pain when taking Levothyroxine sodium * :
|Joint pain||84.09%||15.91% |
Age of people who have Joint pain when taking Levothyroxine sodium * :
|Joint pain||0.06%||0.06%||0.80%||2.34%||4.79%||13.30%||25.97%||52.68% |
Severity of Joint pain when taking Levothyroxine sodium ** :
|least||moderate||severe||most severe |
|Joint pain||4.00%||36.00%||52.00%||8.00% |
How people recovered from Joint pain ** :
|while on the drug||after off the drug||not yet |
|Joint pain||0.00%||0.00%||100.00% |
Top conditions involved for these people * :
- Hypothyroidism (328 people, 16.58%)
- Rheumatoid arthritis (262 people, 13.25%)
- Osteoporosis (215 people, 10.87%)
- Hypertension (197 people, 9.96%)
- Pain (135 people, 6.83%)
Top co-used drugs for these people * :
- Aspirin (315 people, 15.93%)
- Humira (281 people, 14.21%)
- Lipitor (207 people, 10.47%)
- Prednisone (188 people, 9.50%)
- Folic acid (167 people, 8.44%)
* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.
** Reports from social media are used.
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