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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 67,542 people who have side effects while taking Levothyroxine sodium from FDA and social media. Among them, 441 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 has active ingredients of levothyroxine sodium. It is often used in hypothyroidism. (latest outcomes from 70,239 Levothyroxine sodium users)

Low blood sugar

Low blood sugar (low blood sugar cause seizures) has been reported by people with diabetes, type 2 diabetes, high blood pressure, depression, type 1 diabetes mellitus. (latest reports from 20,727 Low blood sugar patients)

On Feb, 2, 2015: 67,493 people reported to have side effects when taking Levothyroxine sodium. Among them, 441 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 sugar50.00%15.00%5.00%0.00%10.00%5.00%15.00%

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

FemaleMale
Low blood sugar70.51%29.49%

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%1.96%4.66%8.82%16.18%66.18%

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

leastmoderateseveremost severe
Low blood sugar16.67%33.33%50.00%0.00%

How people recovered from Low blood sugar ** :

while on the drugafter off the drugnot yet
Low blood sugar20.00%20.00%60.00%

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Hypothyroidism (75 people, 17.01%)
  2. Diabetes mellitus (65 people, 14.74%)
  3. Type 2 diabetes mellitus (59 people, 13.38%)
  4. Hypertension (54 people, 12.24%)
  5. Type 1 diabetes mellitus (24 people, 5.44%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Lantus (104 people, 23.58%)
  2. Aspirin (87 people, 19.73%)
  3. Lasix (60 people, 13.61%)
  4. Furosemide (60 people, 13.61%)
  5. Simvastatin (60 people, 13.61%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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Comments from related studies:

  • From this study (4 months ago):

  • I was well before starting levothyrox

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  • From this study (6 months ago):

  • Kevin Peters Ph.d on Mar, 4, 2013:

    Sammy, I'm a white 45 male; just wanted to agree on that Klonopin remark. When I was 21 I had my second kidney transplant which was a BAD issue all together, at any rate the hospital did not include my medications taken at home after my surgery. I went thru the worst hallucinations and jerking and seizures you could ever possibly imagine. This went on for almost 3 1/2 weeks before we decided to have me taken OUT of the hospital and relocated before they ended up taking my life. Then the whole staff of paychology including the chief of psychiatry cane in my room to see what they could do, Finallu. During one of my few moments of clarity the C.O.F after blaming me if talking "drugs" prior to my transplant listened to my word of telling him the meds I was on before being admitted. After asking when was the last time I had received my Klonopin and me not knowing, he then reviewed the charts, and didn't see me receiving this med once. He stormed out of the room of about 9 docs and came back in with two Klonopin; for the first time in almost 4 weeks and after three surgeries the first 72 hours I was hospitalized, I was sleeping like a baby, for about 49 hours with NO MORE hallucinations, or seizures or jerking! I finally got out of there without a kidney since that kidney was supposed to go to another man named the same as I in a different city! I do take Xanax and probably always will. The half life on Klonopin is much different hence one if its dangers, Nevwr Ever stop this drug cold! I've been on dialysis 25 1/2 years now and suffered from intense skin cancers, but have fought and done all I can do to live a normal as possible life, working full time except when I'm in yet another surgery, over 32 general anesthetic procedures since 1987. I was the youngest boy-man to ever be on the USA soccer team ready to play in the Korea 1988 Olympics. What a change in life.....
    All the Best,
    K. Peters

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    chris on Jun, 4, 2011:

    i have been taking clonzepam and trazedone and my speech is a very hoarse voice, I am wondering if if my speech problem is from these drugs's side effects.

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