Review: could Levothyroxine sodium cause Ventricular tachycardia?
Summary: Ventricular tachycardia is found among people who take Levothyroxine sodium, especially for people who are female, 60+ old, have been taking the drug for 6 - 12 months, also take medication Furosemide, and have Hypothyroidism.
We study 67,493 people who have side effects while taking Levothyroxine sodium 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 has active ingredients of levothyroxine sodium. It is often used in hypothyroidism. (latest outcomes from 70,182 Levothyroxine sodium users)
Ventricular tachycardia (rapid heartbeat that originates in one of the lower chambers (the ventricles) of the heart) has been reported by people with high blood pressure, depression, diabetes, pain, arthritis. (latest reports from 13,158 Ventricular tachycardia patients)
On Jan, 28, 2015: 67,493 people reported to have side effects when taking Levothyroxine sodium. Among them, 240 people (0.36%) have Ventricular Tachycardia.
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%)
- Depression (10 people, 4.17%)
- Atrial fibrillation (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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