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Review: could Levothyroxine sodium cause Low blood sugar (Hypoglycemia)?

Summary: Low blood sugar 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 Lantus, and have Hypothyroidism.

We study 67,377 people who have side effects while taking Levothyroxine sodium from FDA and social media. Among them, 440 have Low blood sugar. Find out below who they are, when they have Low blood sugar and more.

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Levothyroxine sodium

Levothyroxine sodium (latest outcomes from 70,083 users) has active ingredients of levothyroxine sodium. It is often used in hypothyroidism.

Trend of levothyroxine sodium reports

Low blood sugar

Low blood sugar (low blood sugar cause seizures) (latest reports from 159,195 patients) has been reported by people with diabetes, type 2 diabetes, high blood pressure, depression, type 1 diabetes mellitus.

Trend of Low blood sugar reports

On Oct, 28, 2014: 67,377 people reported to have side effects when taking Levothyroxine sodium. Among them, 440 people (0.65%) have Low Blood Sugar.

Trend of Low blood sugar in Levothyroxine sodium reports

Time on Levothyroxine sodium when people have Low blood sugar * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Low blood sugar52.63%15.79%5.26%0.00%10.53%0.00%15.79%

Gender of people who have Low blood sugar when taking Levothyroxine sodium * :

FemaleMale
Low blood sugar70.44%29.56%

Age of people who have Low blood sugar when taking Levothyroxine sodium * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Low blood sugar0.00%0.74%1.47%1.97%4.42%8.85%16.22%66.34%

Severity of Low blood sugar when taking Levothyroxine sodium ** :

leastmoderateseveremost severe
Low blood sugar20.00%40.00%40.00%0.00%

How people recovered from Low blood sugar ** :

while on the drugafter off the drugnot yet
Low blood sugar25.00%25.00%50.00%

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Hypothyroidism (75 people, 17.05%)
  2. Diabetes mellitus (65 people, 14.77%)
  3. Type 2 diabetes mellitus (59 people, 13.41%)
  4. Hypertension (54 people, 12.27%)
  5. Type 1 diabetes mellitus (24 people, 5.45%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Lantus (104 people, 23.64%)
  2. Aspirin (87 people, 19.77%)
  3. Simvastatin (60 people, 13.64%)
  4. Lasix (60 people, 13.64%)
  5. Furosemide (60 people, 13.64%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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