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Review: could Spironolactone cause Hypothyroidism?

Summary: Hypothyroidism is found among people who take Spironolactone, especially for people who are female, 60+ old, have been taking the drug for 1 - 6 months, also take medication Aspirin, and have Hypertension.

We study 25,348 people who have side effects while taking Spironolactone from FDA and social media. Among them, 111 have Hypothyroidism. Find out below who they are, when they have Hypothyroidism and more.

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Spironolactone

Spironolactone (latest outcomes from 26,420 users) has active ingredients of spironolactone. It is often used in acne.

Trend of spironolactone reports

Hypothyroidism

Hypothyroidism (abnormally low activity of the thyroid gland, resulting in retardation of growth and mental development) (latest reports from 43,269 patients) has been reported by people with osteoporosis, high blood pressure, osteopenia, depression, multiple sclerosis.

Trend of Hypothyroidism reports

On Nov, 12, 2014: 25,348 people reported to have side effects when taking Spironolactone. Among them, 111 people (0.44%) have Hypothyroidism.

Trend of Hypothyroidism in Spironolactone reports

Time on Spironolactone when people have Hypothyroidism * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Hypothyroidism0.00%62.50%12.50%25.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%

Age of people who have Hypothyroidism when taking Spironolactone * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Hypothyroidism0.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%1.96%4.90%7.84%85.29%

Severity of Hypothyroidism when taking Spironolactone ** :

n/a

How people recovered from Hypothyroidism ** :

n/a

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Hypertension (17 people, 15.32%)
  2. Cardiac failure (10 people, 9.01%)
  3. Tachycardia (8 people, 7.21%)
  4. Oedema (8 people, 7.21%)
  5. Calcium deficiency (7 people, 6.31%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Aspirin (40 people, 36.04%)
  2. Digoxin (39 people, 35.14%)
  3. Furosemide (38 people, 34.23%)
  4. Lasix (36 people, 32.43%)
  5. Levothyroxine sodium (32 people, 28.83%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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