Could Spironolactone cause Hypothyroidism - from FDA reports
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 Furosemide, and have High blood pressure . We study 41,237 people who have side effects while taking Spironolactone from FDA. Among them, 157 have Hypothyroidism. Find out below who they are, when they have Hypothyroidism and more.
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Spironolactone has active ingredients of spironolactone. It is often used in acne. (latest outcomes from Spironolactone 43,262 users)
Hypothyroidism (abnormally low activity of the thyroid gland, resulting in retardation of growth and mental development) has been reported by people with osteoporosis, hypothyroidism, high blood pressure, osteopenia, depression (latest reports from 77,302 Hypothyroidism patients).
On Dec, 20, 2016
41,237 people reported to have side effects when taking Spironolactone.
Among them, 157 people (0.38%) have Hypothyroidism
Number of reports submitted per year:
Time on Spironolactone when people have Hypothyroidism *:
- < 1 month: 0.0 %
- 1 - 6 months: 55.56 %
- 6 - 12 months: 11.11 %
- 1 - 2 years: 22.22 %
- 2 - 5 years: 11.11 %
- 5 - 10 years: 0.0 %
- 10+ years: 0.0 %
Gender of people who have Hypothyroidism when taking Spironolactone *:
- female: 70.2 %
- male: 29.8 %
Age of people who have Hypothyroidism when taking Spironolactone *:
- 0-1: 0.0 %
- 2-9: 0.0 %
- 10-19: 0.0 %
- 20-29: 0.0 %
- 30-39: 1.57 %
- 40-49: 5.51 %
- 50-59: 12.6 %
- 60+: 80.31 %
Top conditions involved for these people *:
- High Blood Pressure (26 people, 16.56%)
- Oedema (10 people, 6.37%)
- Cardiac Failure (10 people, 6.37%)
- Neoplasm Malignant (9 people, 5.73%)
- Arrhythmias (9 people, 5.73%)
Top co-used drugs for these people *:
- Furosemide (46 people, 29.30%)
- Lasix (40 people, 25.48%)
- Aspirin (38 people, 24.20%)
- Digoxin (37 people, 23.57%)
- Levothyroxine Sodium (34 people, 21.66%)
Top other side effects for these people *:
- Weakness (38 people, 24.20%)
- Dizziness (38 people, 24.20%)
- High Blood Pressure (37 people, 23.57%)
- Fatigue (34 people, 21.66%)
- Atrial Fibrillation/flutter (33 people, 21.02%)
* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.
** Reports from social media are used.
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