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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 67,088 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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Levothyroxine sodium

Levothyroxine sodium (latest outcomes from 69,748 users) has active ingredients of levothyroxine sodium. It is often used in hypothyroidism.

Ventricular tachycardia

Ventricular tachycardia (rapid heartbeat that originates in one of the lower chambers (the ventricles) of the heart) (latest reports from 71,717 patients) has been reported by people with high blood pressure, depression, diabetes, pain, arthritis.

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.

Trend of Ventricular tachycardia in Levothyroxine sodium reports

Time on Levothyroxine sodium when people have Ventricular tachycardia * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Ventricular tachycardia16.67%33.33%50.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%

Gender of people who have Ventricular tachycardia when taking Levothyroxine sodium * :

FemaleMale
Ventricular tachycardia61.63%38.37%

Age of people who have Ventricular tachycardia when taking Levothyroxine sodium * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Ventricular tachycardia0.00%0.00%2.73%0.91%5.00%12.73%15.00%63.64%

Severity of Ventricular tachycardia when taking Levothyroxine sodium ** :

leastmoderateseveremost severe
Ventricular tachycardia0.00%0.00%100.00%0.00%

How people recovered from Ventricular tachycardia ** :

while on the drugafter off the drugnot yet
Ventricular tachycardia0.00%0.00%100.00%

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Hypothyroidism (25 people, 10.42%)
  2. Hypertension (11 people, 4.58%)
  3. Atrial fibrillation (10 people, 4.17%)
  4. Depression (10 people, 4.17%)
  5. Prophylaxis (9 people, 3.75%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Furosemide (58 people, 24.17%)
  2. Digoxin (52 people, 21.67%)
  3. Aspirin (52 people, 21.67%)
  4. Amiodarone hcl (44 people, 18.33%)
  5. Lasix (41 people, 17.08%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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