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 67,569 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 has active ingredients of levothyroxine sodium. It is often used in hypothyroidism. (latest outcomes from 70,258 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 20,733 Low blood sugar patients)
On Mar, 4, 2015: 67,542 people reported to have side effects when taking Levothyroxine sodium. Among them, 441 people (0.65%) have Low Blood Sugar.
Time on Levothyroxine sodium when people have Low blood sugar * :
|< 1 month||1 - 6 months||6 - 12 months||1 - 2 years||2 - 5 years||5 - 10 years||10+ years |
|Low blood sugar||50.00%||15.00%||5.00%||0.00%||10.00%||5.00%||15.00% |
Gender of people who have Low blood sugar when taking Levothyroxine sodium * :
|Low blood sugar||70.51%||29.49% |
Age of people who have Low blood sugar when taking Levothyroxine sodium * :
|Low blood sugar||0.00%||0.74%||1.47%||1.96%||4.66%||8.82%||16.18%||66.18% |
Severity of Low blood sugar when taking Levothyroxine sodium ** :
|least||moderate||severe||most severe |
|Low blood sugar||16.67%||33.33%||50.00%||0.00% |
How people recovered from Low blood sugar ** :
|while on the drug||after off the drug||not yet |
|Low blood sugar||20.00%||20.00%||60.00% |
Top conditions involved for these people * :
- Hypothyroidism (75 people, 17.01%)
- Diabetes mellitus (65 people, 14.74%)
- Type 2 diabetes mellitus (59 people, 13.38%)
- Hypertension (54 people, 12.24%)
- Type 1 diabetes mellitus (24 people, 5.44%)
Top co-used drugs for these people * :
- Lantus (104 people, 23.58%)
- Aspirin (87 people, 19.73%)
- Lasix (60 people, 13.61%)
- Furosemide (60 people, 13.61%)
- Simvastatin (60 people, 13.61%)
* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.
** Reports from social media are used.
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Drugs in real world that are associated with:
Could your condition cause:
- A study of side effects of Levothyroxine Sodium for a 41-year old woman with Possible Thyroid Issue, Not Confirmed By Tests. The patient has Migraine (headache), Widespread Body Aches, Loss Of Hair, Anxiety, Sometimes Unable To Retrieve Words, Brain Fog, Weight Gain - Unintentional, Fatigue (feeling of tiredness)
- A study of drug interactions between Losartan, Actos, Metformin, Synthroid, Invokana for a 53-year old woman with Blood Pressure, Diabetes, Hypothyroidism. The patient has Binge Eating
- A study of drug interactions between Levothyroxine Sodium, Wellbutrin for a 63-year old woman with Thyroid Disorder, Depression. The patient has Constipation
- A study of side effects of Levothyroxine Sodium for a 54-year old man with Thyroid Disorder. The patient has Numb & Painful Feet Pain. Possible Metatarsalgia, Mortans Nueroma
- A study of side effects of Synthroid for a 52-year old man with Hypothyroidism. The patient has Raynaud's Phenomenon (discoloration of the fingers, toes, and occasionally other areas)
Recent Levothyroxine sodium related drug comparison:
- Comparions of Citalopram Hydrobromide, Mebeverine Hydrochloride, Levothyroxine Thyroid, Omeprazole, Lamotrigine for a 41-year old woman who has Temporal Lobe Nocturnal Epilepsy, Underactive Thyroid, IBS,depression, GERD
- Comparions of Lyrica, Flexeril, Adderall 10, Levothyroxine Sodium, Norco for a 39-year old woman who has Cervical Spinal Stenosis
- Comparions of Meloxicam, Synthroid for a 45-year old woman who has Antiinflammatory Therapy
- Comparions of Dexilant, Aldactone, Lamictal, Viibryd, Synthroid for a 33-year old woman who has Weight Loss
- Comparions of Omeprazole Magnesium, Synthroid for a 40-year old woman who has Hypothyroidism
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