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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 89,006 people who have side effects while taking Synthroid from FDA and social media. Among them, 1,975 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 93,853 Synthroid users)

Heart attack

Heart attack has been reported by people with diabetes, arthritis, pain, high blood pressure, multiple sclerosis. (latest reports from 131,796 Heart attack patients)

On Apr, 7, 2015: 88,994 people reported to have side effects when taking Synthroid. Among them, 1,975 people (2.22%) have Heart Attack.

Trend of Heart attack in Synthroid reports

Time on Synthroid when people have Heart attack * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Heart attack8.33%5.56%2.78%8.33%41.67%19.44%13.89%

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

FemaleMale
Heart attack74.96%25.04%

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

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Heart attack0.00%0.06%0.06%0.22%1.99%10.33%22.58%64.77%

Severity of Heart attack when taking Synthroid ** :

n/a

How people recovered from Heart attack ** :

n/a

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Hypothyroidism (191 people, 9.67%)
  2. Arthritis (162 people, 8.20%)
  3. Hypertension (149 people, 7.54%)
  4. Diabetes mellitus (133 people, 6.73%)
  5. Thyroid disorder (115 people, 5.82%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Vioxx (655 people, 33.16%)
  2. Aspirin (412 people, 20.86%)
  3. Lipitor (368 people, 18.63%)
  4. Plavix (333 people, 16.86%)
  5. Lasix (307 people, 15.54%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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