Review: could Levothyroxine cause Joint pain?
Summary: Joint pain could be caused by Levothyroxine, especially for people who are female, 60+ old, have been taking the drug for 1 - 6 months, also take Aspirin, and have Hypothyroidism.
We study 67,157 people who have side effects while taking Levothyroxine from FDA and social media. Among them, 1,969 have Joint pain. Find out below who they are, when they have Joint pain and more.
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Levothyroxine sodium (latest outcomes from 69,748 users) has active ingredients of levothyroxine sodium. It is often used in hypothyroidism.
Joint pain (latest reports from 795,764 patients) has been reported by people with rheumatoid arthritis, osteoporosis, high blood pressure, high blood cholesterol, multiple sclerosis.
On Apr, 11, 2014: 67,157 people reported to have side effects when taking Levothyroxine sodium. Among them, 1,969 people (2.93%) have Joint Pain. They amount to 0.25% of all the 794,876 people who have Joint Pain on eHealthMe.
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||26.23%||26.23%||4.92%||8.20%||4.92%||22.95%||6.56% |
Gender of people who have Joint pain when taking Levothyroxine sodium * :
|Joint pain||84.07%||15.93% |
Age of people who have Joint pain when taking Levothyroxine sodium * :
|Joint pain||0.06%||0.06%||0.80%||2.35%||4.76%||13.08%||26.05%||52.84% |
Severity of Joint pain when taking Levothyroxine sodium ** :
|least||moderate||severe||most severe |
|Joint pain||6.25%||31.25%||62.50%||0.00% |
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 (321 people, 16.30%)
- Rheumatoid arthritis (262 people, 13.31%)
- Osteoporosis (215 people, 10.92%)
- Hypertension (196 people, 9.95%)
- Pain (135 people, 6.86%)
Top co-used drugs for these people * :
- Aspirin (315 people, 16.00%)
- Humira (280 people, 14.22%)
- Lipitor (207 people, 10.51%)
- Prednisone (188 people, 9.55%)
- Folic acid (167 people, 8.48%)
* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.
** Reports from social media are used.
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On eHealthMe, Levothyroxine Sodium (levothyroxine sodium) is often used for hypothyroidism. Find out below the conditions Levothyroxine Sodium is used for, how effective it is, and any alternative drugs that you can use to treat those same conditions.
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From this study (2 months ago):
My Crestor was recently increased from 10 mg. to 20 mg. secondary to abnormal labs. I wasn't totally NPO as I had coffee with cream approx. 6 hours earlier. My physician felt that he could allow for this when he read the results. After approximately a week or less the fingers on my right hand felt tired and stiff like I had been tournament bowling. I very quickly progressed to joint pain, specifically the middle finger which was extremely painful at times. I have a neuropathy in my left hand, so I can't compare the two hands. I stopped the Crestor for a couple of days and it seemed to improve. I was wondering if the sudden increase in Crestor could cause that particular joint pain.
From this study (2 months ago):
occasional wrist, hip and thumb pain no pain meds neeeded but after third day on predisone for protacted migraine everyday and continued pain. Pain like that after surgery. Now have very little use of left wrist. Pain in hip now always when I recline.
From this study (3 months ago):
Had to be off Calcium and vitamin D due to stomach virus. That's when I noticed my joints and back did not hurt. Stared spacing the medications with 5 hour intervals between Synthroid and vitamins. Too early to tell whether it's working.
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