Levothyroxine sodium and Low blood sugar - from FDA reports


Summary

Low blood sugar is found among people who take Levothyroxine sodium, especially for people who are female, 60+ old , have been taking the drug for < 1 month, also take medication Lantus, and have Type 2 diabetes. This review analyzes which people have Low blood sugar with Levothyroxine sodium. It is created by eHealthMe based on reports of 72,643 people who have side effects when taking Levothyroxine sodium from FDA , and is updated regularly.

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On Sep, 23, 2017

72,643 people reported to have side effects when taking Levothyroxine sodium.
Among them, 476 people (0.66%) have Low blood sugar


Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Levothyroxine sodium cause Low blood sugar?

Time on Levothyroxine sodium when people have Low blood sugar *:

  • < 1 month: 53.85 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 15.38 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 15.38 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 0.0 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 0.0 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 0.0 %
  • 10+ years: 15.38 %

Gender of people who have Low blood sugar when taking Levothyroxine sodium *:

  • female: 71.06 %
  • male: 28.94 %

Age of people who have Low blood sugar when taking Levothyroxine sodium *:

  • 0-1: 0.0 %
  • 2-9: 0.72 %
  • 10-19: 1.67 %
  • 20-29: 1.43 %
  • 30-39: 4.53 %
  • 40-49: 8.11 %
  • 50-59: 16.95 %
  • 60+: 66.59 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Type 2 Diabetes (76 people, 15.97%)
  • Diabetes (75 people, 15.76%)
  • High Blood Pressure (58 people, 12.18%)
  • Type 1 Diabetes (39 people, 8.19%)
  • Bipolar Disorder (14 people, 2.94%)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Lantus (113 people, 23.74%)
  • Lasix (62 people, 13.03%)
  • Aspirin (62 people, 13.03%)
  • Simvastatin (57 people, 11.97%)
  • Furosemide (57 people, 11.97%)

Top other side effects for these people *:

  • Weakness (51 people, 10.71%)
  • Blood Glucose Increased (44 people, 9.24%)
  • Diarrhea (42 people, 8.82%)
  • Fatigue (41 people, 8.61%)
  • Dizziness (37 people, 7.77%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

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