Synthroid and Low blood pressure - from FDA reports


Summary

Low blood pressure is found among people who take Synthroid, especially for people who are female, 60+ old , have been taking the drug for 1 - 6 months, also take medication Lasix, and have Hypothyroidism . We study 129,039 people who have side effects while taking Synthroid from FDA. Among them, 3,263 have Low blood pressure. Find out below who they are, when they have Low 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 137,580 users)

Low Blood Pressure

Low blood pressure has been reported by people with high blood pressure, multiple sclerosis, pain, rheumatoid arthritis, depression (latest reports from 156,070 Low blood pressure patients).

On Feb, 17, 2017

129,039 people reported to have side effects when taking Synthroid.
Among them, 3,263 people (2.53%) have Low Blood Pressure


Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Synthroid cause Low blood pressure?

Time on Synthroid when people have Low Blood Pressure *:

  • < 1 month: 21.88 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 25.0 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 0.0 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 6.25 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 12.5 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 18.75 %
  • 10+ years: 15.62 %

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

  • female: 76.14 %
  • male: 23.86 %

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

  • 0-1: 0.07 %
  • 2-9: 0.07 %
  • 10-19: 0.36 %
  • 20-29: 1.27 %
  • 30-39: 4.26 %
  • 40-49: 9.46 %
  • 50-59: 18.31 %
  • 60+: 66.18 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Hypothyroidism (394 people, 12.07%)
  • High Blood Pressure (346 people, 10.60%)
  • Osteoporosis (201 people, 6.16%)
  • High Blood Cholesterol (197 people, 6.04%)
  • Pain (171 people, 5.24%)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Lasix (577 people, 17.68%)
  • Aspirin (445 people, 13.64%)
  • Coumadin (332 people, 10.17%)
  • Lipitor (325 people, 9.96%)
  • Lisinopril (281 people, 8.61%)

Top other side effects for these people *:

  • Nausea (706 people, 21.64%)
  • Weakness (691 people, 21.18%)
  • Dizziness (666 people, 20.41%)
  • Fatigue (642 people, 19.68%)
  • Breathing Difficulty (544 people, 16.67%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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