Synthroid and High blood pressure - from FDA reports


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 Fosamax, and have Hypothyroidism . We study 129,039 people who have side effects while taking Synthroid from FDA. Among them, 5,980 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 sodium. It is often used in hypothyroidism. (latest outcomes from Synthroid 137,558 users)

High Blood Pressure

High blood pressure has been reported by people with high blood pressure, osteoporosis, multiple sclerosis, rheumatoid arthritis, depression (latest reports from 493,427 High blood pressure patients).

On Jan, 21, 2017

129,039 people reported to have side effects when taking Synthroid.
Among them, 5,980 people (4.63%) 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: 20.24 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 11.9 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 6.55 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 5.95 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 16.67 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 10.71 %
  • 10+ years: 27.98 %

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

  • female: 84.86 %
  • male: 15.14 %

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

  • 0-1: 0.04 %
  • 2-9: 0.23 %
  • 10-19: 0.45 %
  • 20-29: 0.68 %
  • 30-39: 3.18 %
  • 40-49: 10.54 %
  • 50-59: 23.33 %
  • 60+: 61.55 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Hypothyroidism (1,028 people, 17.19%)
  • Osteoporosis (660 people, 11.04%)
  • Thyroid Diseases (492 people, 8.23%)
  • High Blood Cholesterol (442 people, 7.39%)
  • Depression (397 people, 6.64%)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Fosamax (703 people, 11.76%)
  • Vioxx (676 people, 11.30%)
  • Lasix (665 people, 11.12%)
  • Aspirin (625 people, 10.45%)
  • Lipitor (616 people, 10.30%)

Top other side effects for these people *:

  • Nausea (1,034 people, 17.29%)
  • Fatigue (1,027 people, 17.17%)
  • Stress And Anxiety (1,017 people, 17.01%)
  • Headache (1,003 people, 16.77%)
  • Dizziness (943 people, 15.77%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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