Synthroid and Heart attack - from FDA reports


Summary

Heart attack is found among people who take Synthroid, especially for people who are female, 60+ old , have been taking the drug for 2 - 5 years, also take medication Vioxx, and have Hypothyroidism. This review analyzes which people have Heart attack 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, 2,407 people (1.76%) have Heart Attack


Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Synthroid cause Heart attack?

Time on Synthroid when people have Heart Attack *:

  • < 1 month: 17.78 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 6.67 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 6.67 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 6.67 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 26.67 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 20.0 %
  • 10+ years: 15.56 %

Gender of people who have Heart Attack when taking Synthroid *:

  • female: 73.89 %
  • male: 26.11 %

Age of people who have Heart Attack when taking Synthroid *:

  • 0-1: 0.0 %
  • 2-9: 0.05 %
  • 10-19: 0.05 %
  • 20-29: 0.39 %
  • 30-39: 2.23 %
  • 40-49: 10.55 %
  • 50-59: 21.54 %
  • 60+: 65.2 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Hypothyroidism (257 people, 10.68%)
  • High Blood Pressure (204 people, 8.48%)
  • High Blood Cholesterol (203 people, 8.43%)
  • Diabetes (177 people, 7.35%)
  • Thyroid Diseases (169 people, 7.02%)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Vioxx (627 people, 26.05%)
  • Lipitor (425 people, 17.66%)
  • Plavix (393 people, 16.33%)
  • Lasix (347 people, 14.42%)
  • Aspirin (337 people, 14.00%)

Top other side effects for these people *:

  • Chest Pain (427 people, 17.74%)
  • Coronary Heart Disease (380 people, 15.79%)
  • High Blood Pressure (367 people, 15.25%)
  • Cardiac Failure Congestive (338 people, 14.04%)
  • Stroke (266 people, 11.05%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

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