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. This review analyzes which people have Atrial fibrillation with Synthroid. It is created by eHealthMe based on reports of 137,091 people who have side effects when taking Synthroid from FDA, and is updated regularly.

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On May, 03, 2017

137,091 people reported to have side effects when taking Synthroid.
Among them, 2,234 people (1.63%) have Atrial Fibrillation


Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Synthroid cause Atrial fibrillation?

Time on Synthroid when people have Atrial Fibrillation *:

  • < 1 month: 22.22 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 19.44 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 8.33 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 5.56 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 8.33 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 8.33 %
  • 10+ years: 27.78 %

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

  • female: 74.58 %
  • male: 25.42 %

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

  • 0-1: 0.0 %
  • 2-9: 0.0 %
  • 10-19: 0.16 %
  • 20-29: 0.53 %
  • 30-39: 1.16 %
  • 40-49: 3.44 %
  • 50-59: 15.44 %
  • 60+: 79.27 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Hypothyroidism (264 people, 11.82%)
  • High Blood Pressure (182 people, 8.15%)
  • Osteoporosis (155 people, 6.94%)
  • Thyroid Diseases (132 people, 5.91%)
  • High Blood Cholesterol (124 people, 5.55%)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Lasix (548 people, 24.53%)
  • Coumadin (531 people, 23.77%)
  • Aspirin (388 people, 17.37%)
  • Digoxin (343 people, 15.35%)
  • Lipitor (290 people, 12.98%)

Top other side effects for these people *:

  • Cardiac Failure Congestive (454 people, 20.32%)
  • Breathing Difficulty (377 people, 16.88%)
  • Weakness (372 people, 16.65%)
  • High Blood Pressure (357 people, 15.98%)
  • Fatigue (339 people, 15.17%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

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Do you have Atrial fibrillation when taking Synthroid?

Synthroid

Synthroid has active ingredients of levothyroxine sodium. It is often used in hypothyroidism. (latest outcomes from Synthroid 145,886 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, rheumatoid arthritis (latest reports from 174,255 Atrial fibrillation patients).

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