Synthroid and Atrial fibrillation - from FDA reports


Summary

Atrial fibrillation is found among people who take Synthroid, especially for people who are female, 60+ old , have been taking the drug for 10+ years, also take medication Lasix, and have Hypothyroidism . We study 129,039 people who have side effects while taking Synthroid from FDA. Among them, 2,151 have Atrial fibrillation. Find out below who they are, when they have Atrial fibrillation and more.

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Synthroid

Synthroid has active ingredients of levothyroxine sodium. It is often used in hypothyroidism. (latest outcomes from Synthroid 137,580 users)

Atrial Fibrillation

Atrial fibrillation (fibrillation of the muscles of the atria of the heart) has been reported by people with atrial fibrillation/flutter, high blood pressure, diabetes, multiple myeloma (latest reports from 157,486 Atrial fibrillation patients).

On Jan, 24, 2017

129,039 people reported to have side effects when taking Synthroid.
Among them, 2,151 people (1.67%) have Atrial Fibrillation


Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Synthroid cause Atrial fibrillation?

Time on Synthroid when people have Atrial Fibrillation *:

  • < 1 month: 20.0 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 20.0 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 5.0 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 7.5 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 10.0 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 7.5 %
  • 10+ years: 30.0 %

Gender of people who have Atrial Fibrillation when taking Synthroid *:

  • female: 74.59 %
  • male: 25.41 %

Age of people who have Atrial Fibrillation when taking Synthroid *:

  • 0-1: 0.0 %
  • 2-9: 0.0 %
  • 10-19: 0.16 %
  • 20-29: 0.55 %
  • 30-39: 1.2 %
  • 40-49: 3.38 %
  • 50-59: 15.6 %
  • 60+: 79.11 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Hypothyroidism (246 people, 11.44%)
  • High Blood Pressure (173 people, 8.04%)
  • Osteoporosis (155 people, 7.21%)
  • Thyroid Diseases (125 people, 5.81%)
  • High Blood Cholesterol (115 people, 5.35%)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Lasix (533 people, 24.78%)
  • Coumadin (526 people, 24.45%)
  • Aspirin (387 people, 17.99%)
  • Digoxin (343 people, 15.95%)
  • Lipitor (275 people, 12.78%)

Top other side effects for these people *:

  • Cardiac Failure Congestive (443 people, 20.60%)
  • Breathing Difficulty (362 people, 16.83%)
  • Weakness (360 people, 16.74%)
  • High Blood Pressure (349 people, 16.23%)
  • Fatigue (329 people, 15.30%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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