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 . We study 129,039 people who have side effects while taking Synthroid from FDA. Among them, 2,360 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 137,580 users)

Heart Attack

Heart attack has been reported by people with diabetes, arthritis, pain, high blood pressure, multiple sclerosis (latest reports from 193,916 Heart attack patients).

On Jan, 28, 2017

129,039 people reported to have side effects when taking Synthroid.
Among them, 2,360 people (1.83%) have Heart Attack


Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Synthroid cause Heart attack?

Time on Synthroid when people have Heart Attack *:

  • < 1 month: 13.95 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 6.98 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 6.98 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 6.98 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 30.23 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 18.6 %
  • 10+ years: 16.28 %

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

  • female: 74.18 %
  • male: 25.82 %

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: 2.27 %
  • 40-49: 10.6 %
  • 50-59: 21.73 %
  • 60+: 64.91 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Hypothyroidism (251 people, 10.64%)
  • High Blood Pressure (201 people, 8.52%)
  • High Blood Cholesterol (198 people, 8.39%)
  • Diabetes (175 people, 7.42%)
  • Arthritis (166 people, 7.03%)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Vioxx (627 people, 26.57%)
  • Lipitor (416 people, 17.63%)
  • Plavix (384 people, 16.27%)
  • Lasix (340 people, 14.41%)
  • Aspirin (337 people, 14.28%)

Top other side effects for these people *:

  • Chest Pain (420 people, 17.80%)
  • Coronary Heart Disease (379 people, 16.06%)
  • High Blood Pressure (362 people, 15.34%)
  • Cardiac Failure Congestive (334 people, 14.15%)
  • Stroke (263 people, 11.14%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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