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Review: could Levothyroxine cause Liver function test abnormal?

Summary: Liver function test abnormal could be caused by Levothyroxine, especially for people who are female, 60+ old, have been taking the drug for < 1 month, also take Simvastatin, and have Hypothyroidism.

We study 67,157 people who have side effects while taking Levothyroxine from FDA and social media. Among them, 383 have Liver function test abnormal. Find out below who they are, when they have Liver function test abnormal and more.

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Levothyroxine sodium

Levothyroxine sodium (latest outcomes from 69,748 users) has active ingredients of levothyroxine sodium. It is often used in hypothyroidism.

Liver function test abnormal

Liver function test abnormal (latest reports from 119,630 patients) has been reported by people with high blood cholesterol, multiple sclerosis, rheumatoid arthritis, high blood pressure, depression.

On Apr, 14, 2014: 67,157 people reported to have side effects when taking Levothyroxine sodium. Among them, 383 people (0.57%) have Liver Function Test Abnormal. They amount to 0.32% of all the 119,535 people who have Liver Function Test Abnormal on eHealthMe.

Trend of Liver function test abnormal in Levothyroxine sodium reports

Time on Levothyroxine sodium when people have Liver function test abnormal * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Liver function test abnormal50.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%25.00%0.00%25.00%

Gender of people who have Liver function test abnormal when taking Levothyroxine sodium * :

FemaleMale
Liver function test abnormal81.89%18.11%

Age of people who have Liver function test abnormal when taking Levothyroxine sodium * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Liver function test abnormal0.00%0.00%0.00%1.18%6.19%10.62%20.35%61.65%

Severity of Liver function test abnormal when taking Levothyroxine sodium ** :

leastmoderateseveremost severe
Liver function test abnormal0.00%100.00%0.00%0.00%

How people recovered from Liver function test abnormal ** :

while on the drugafter off the drugnot yet
Liver function test abnormal0.00%0.00%100.00%

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Hypothyroidism (95 people, 24.80%)
  2. Blood cholesterol increased (36 people, 9.40%)
  3. Schizophrenia (33 people, 8.62%)
  4. Hypertension (28 people, 7.31%)
  5. Rheumatoid arthritis (25 people, 6.53%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Simvastatin (68 people, 17.75%)
  2. Aspirin (66 people, 17.23%)
  3. Furosemide (42 people, 10.97%)
  4. Lipitor (34 people, 8.88%)
  5. Omeprazole (33 people, 8.62%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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