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Review: could Levothyroxine cause Tinnitus?

Summary: Tinnitus could be caused by Levothyroxine, especially for people who are female, 60+ old, also take Lipitor, and have Hypothyroidism.

We study 67,088 people who have side effects while taking Levothyroxine from FDA and social media. Among them, 290 have Tinnitus. Find out below who they are, when they have Tinnitus 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.

Tinnitus

Tinnitus (a ringing in the ears) (latest reports from 112,988 patients) has been reported by people with depression, high blood pressure, osteoporosis, high blood cholesterol, stress and anxiety.

On Apr, 11, 2014: 67,157 people reported to have side effects when taking Levothyroxine sodium. Among them, 290 people (0.43%) have Tinnitus. They amount to 0.26% of all the 112,997 people who have Tinnitus on eHealthMe.

Trend of Tinnitus in Levothyroxine sodium reports

Time on Levothyroxine sodium when people have Tinnitus * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Tinnitus5.26%13.16%10.53%23.68%7.89%15.79%23.68%

Gender of people who have Tinnitus when taking Levothyroxine sodium * :

FemaleMale
Tinnitus87.14%12.86%

Age of people who have Tinnitus when taking Levothyroxine sodium * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Tinnitus0.00%0.00%0.00%2.32%6.56%13.51%26.25%51.35%

Severity of Tinnitus when taking Levothyroxine sodium ** :

leastmoderateseveremost severe
Tinnitus5.88%44.12%47.06%2.94%

How people recovered from Tinnitus ** :

while on the drugafter off the drugnot yet
Tinnitus0.00%4.76%95.24%

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Hypothyroidism (78 people, 26.90%)
  2. Hypertension (29 people, 10.00%)
  3. Depression (20 people, 6.90%)
  4. Thyroid disorder (20 people, 6.90%)
  5. Rheumatoid arthritis (16 people, 5.52%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Lipitor (34 people, 11.72%)
  2. Aspirin (32 people, 11.03%)
  3. Synthroid (32 people, 11.03%)
  4. Atenolol (29 people, 10.00%)
  5. Hydrochlorothiazide (27 people, 9.31%)

* 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 (1 month ago):

  • Im from Brazil and ive been in tinnitus since 2011. Ive recovered it after the using of cetoprofen and aHarpagophytum procumbens (arpadol). Now im usin enbrel for arthritis psoriatic (injection).

    Reply

  • From this study (2 months ago):

  • Synthroid 112 mg has added red color AND SUGAR.I am allergic to red. Changed to 2x50 and 1/2 of 25 mg. STILL SUGARS IS VERY BOTHERING.
    Hydroxyzie was very effective for controlling allergies and help with sleep. Tinnitus is most bothering during the day, less in the morning. I am not steady, have ear ache and feel noxious. Also have stomach pain.

    MFS is on and off. Less in warmer weather.

    Reply

  • From this study (2 months ago):

  • 3rd week taking klonopin .5 mg having bad anxiety feelings and pounding heart beat after waking - did not have that when i started taking this to help me sleep due to the tinnitus

    Reply

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