Review: could Levothyroxine cause Ventricular tachycardia?
Summary: Ventricular tachycardia could be caused by Levothyroxine, especially for people who are female, 60+ old, have been taking the drug for 6 - 12 months, also take Furosemide, and have Hypothyroidism.
We study 67,157 people who have side effects while taking Levothyroxine from FDA and social media. Among them, 240 have Ventricular tachycardia. Find out below who they are, when they have Ventricular tachycardia and more.
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On Apr, 11, 2014: 67,157 people reported to have side effects when taking Levothyroxine sodium. Among them, 240 people (0.36%) have Ventricular Tachycardia. They amount to 0.34% of all the 71,612 people who have Ventricular Tachycardia on eHealthMe.
Time on Levothyroxine sodium when people have Ventricular tachycardia * :
|< 1 month||1 - 6 months||6 - 12 months||1 - 2 years||2 - 5 years||5 - 10 years||10+ years |
|Ventricular tachycardia||16.67%||33.33%||50.00%||0.00%||0.00%||0.00%||0.00% |
Gender of people who have Ventricular tachycardia when taking Levothyroxine sodium * :
|Ventricular tachycardia||61.63%||38.37% |
Age of people who have Ventricular tachycardia when taking Levothyroxine sodium * :
|Ventricular tachycardia||0.00%||0.00%||2.73%||0.91%||5.00%||12.73%||15.00%||63.64% |
Severity of Ventricular tachycardia when taking Levothyroxine sodium ** :
|least||moderate||severe||most severe |
|Ventricular tachycardia||0.00%||0.00%||100.00%||0.00% |
How people recovered from Ventricular tachycardia ** :
|while on the drug||after off the drug||not yet |
|Ventricular tachycardia||0.00%||0.00%||100.00% |
Top conditions involved for these people * :
- Hypothyroidism (25 people, 10.42%)
- Hypertension (11 people, 4.58%)
- Atrial fibrillation (10 people, 4.17%)
- Depression (10 people, 4.17%)
- Prophylaxis (9 people, 3.75%)
Top co-used drugs for these people * :
- Furosemide (58 people, 24.17%)
- Digoxin (52 people, 21.67%)
- Aspirin (52 people, 21.67%)
- Amiodarone hcl (44 people, 18.33%)
- Lasix (41 people, 17.08%)
* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.
** Reports from social media are used.
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