Review: could Levothyroxine sodium cause Sore throat?
Summary: Sore throat is found among people who take Levothyroxine sodium, especially for people who are female, 60+ old, also take medication Premarin, and have Hypothyroidism.
We study 67,542 people who have side effects while taking Levothyroxine sodium from FDA and social media. Among them, 46 have Sore throat. Find out below who they are, when they have Sore throat and more.
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Levothyroxine sodium has active ingredients of levothyroxine sodium. It is often used in hypothyroidism. (latest outcomes from 70,252 Levothyroxine sodium users)
Sore throat (pain or irritation of the throat) has been reported by people with depression, high blood pressure, stress and anxiety, gastroesophageal reflux disease, generalized anxiety disorder. (latest reports from 3,423 Sore throat patients)
On Feb, 26, 2015: 67,493 people reported to have side effects when taking Levothyroxine sodium. Among them, 46 people (0.07%) have Sore Throat.
Time on Levothyroxine sodium when people have Sore throat * :
|< 1 month||1 - 6 months||6 - 12 months||1 - 2 years||2 - 5 years||5 - 10 years||10+ years |
|Sore throat||23.08%||23.08%||0.00%||0.00%||7.69%||15.38%||30.77% |
Gender of people who have Sore throat when taking Levothyroxine sodium * :
|Sore throat||89.13%||10.87% |
Age of people who have Sore throat when taking Levothyroxine sodium * :
|Sore throat||0.00%||2.44%||2.44%||9.76%||9.76%||21.95%||24.39%||29.27% |
Severity of Sore throat when taking Levothyroxine sodium ** :
|least||moderate||severe||most severe |
|Sore throat||30.77%||46.15%||23.08%||0.00% |
How people recovered from Sore throat ** :
|while on the drug||after off the drug||not yet |
|Sore throat||11.11%||22.22%||66.67% |
Top conditions involved for these people * :
- Hypothyroidism (7 people, 15.22%)
- Depression (4 people, 8.70%)
- Hashimoto's thyroiditis (2 people, 4.35%)
- Insomnia (1 people, 2.17%)
- Migraine (1 people, 2.17%)
Top co-used drugs for these people * :
- Premarin (14 people, 30.43%)
- Amoxil (8 people, 17.39%)
- Bactrim ds (7 people, 15.22%)
- Alprazolam (7 people, 15.22%)
- Atenolol (7 people, 15.22%)
* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.
** Reports from social media are used.
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