Review: could Synthroid cause High Blood Pressure?


Summary

High blood pressure 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 Vioxx, and have Hypothyroidism . We study 89,157 people who have side effects while taking Synthroid from FDA and social media. Among them, 4,443 have High blood pressure. Find out below who they are, when they have High blood pressure and more.

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Synthroid

Synthroid has active ingredients of levothyroxine. It is often used in hypothyroidism. (latest outcomes from Synthroid 92,444 users)

High Blood Pressure

High blood pressure has been reported by people with breathing difficulty, hypotension, drug ineffective, postmastectomy lymphoedema syndrome, weakness (latest reports from 303,305 High blood pressure patients).

On Jul, 19, 2016

89,157 people reported to have side effects when taking Synthroid.
Among them, 4,443 people (4.98%) have High Blood Pressure


Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Synthroid cause High blood pressure?

Time on Synthroid when people have High Blood Pressure *:

  • < 1 month: 15.89 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 7.01 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 7.94 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 7.48 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 16.36 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 15.42 %
  • 10+ years: 29.91 %

Gender of people who have High Blood Pressure when taking Synthroid *:

  • female: 86.14 %
  • male: 13.86 %

Age of people who have High Blood Pressure when taking Synthroid *:

  • 0-1: 0.03 %
  • 2-9: 0.18 %
  • 10-19: 0.37 %
  • 20-29: 0.52 %
  • 30-39: 2.79 %
  • 40-49: 11.15 %
  • 50-59: 25.37 %
  • 60+: 59.59 %

Severity if High Blood Pressure when taking Synthroid **:

  • least: 3.77 %
  • moderate: 62.26 %
  • severe: 32.08 %
  • most severe: 1.89 %

How people recovered from High Blood Pressure **:

  • while on drug: 7.41 %
  • after off the drug: 33.33 %
  • not yet: 59.26 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Hypothyroidism (663 people)
  • Osteoporosis (526 people)
  • Hypertension (471 people)
  • Thyroid Disorder (322 people)
  • Depression (299 people)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Vioxx (669 people)
  • Fosamax (565 people)
  • Lasix (545 people)
  • Aspirin (533 people)
  • Lipitor (475 people)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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