Review: could Synthroid cause Heart Attack?


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 . We study 88,882 people who have side effects while taking Synthroid from FDA and social media. Among them, 1,976 have Heart attack. Find out below who they are, when they have Heart attack and more.

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Synthroid

Synthroid has active ingredients of levothyroxine sodium. It is often used in hypothyroidism. (latest outcomes from Synthroid 92,389 users)

Heart Attack

Heart attack has been reported by people with breathing difficulty, hypotension, drug ineffective, weakness, arrhythmias (latest reports from 129,424 Heart attack patients).

On Jul, 29, 2016

88,882 people reported to have side effects when taking Synthroid.
Among them, 1,976 people (2.22%) have Heart Attack


Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Synthroid cause Heart attack?

Time on Synthroid when people have Heart Attack *:

  • < 1 month: 11.76 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 5.88 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 2.94 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 11.76 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 35.29 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 20.59 %
  • 10+ years: 11.76 %

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

  • female: 74.55 %
  • male: 25.45 %

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

  • 0-1: 0.0 %
  • 2-9: 0.06 %
  • 10-19: 0.06 %
  • 20-29: 0.23 %
  • 30-39: 2.06 %
  • 40-49: 10.41 %
  • 50-59: 21.8 %
  • 60+: 65.39 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Hypothyroidism (188 people)
  • Arthritis (158 people)
  • Hypertension (143 people)
  • Diabetes Mellitus (133 people)
  • Thyroid Disorder (115 people)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Vioxx (625 people)
  • Lipitor (359 people)
  • Plavix (328 people)
  • Lasix (296 people)
  • Aspirin (285 people)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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