Review: could Synthroid cause Low blood pressure (Hypotension)?
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 month, also take medication Aspirin, and have Hypothyroidism.
We study 88,946 people who have side effects while taking Synthroid from FDA and social media. Among them, 2,461 have Low blood pressure. Find out below who they are, when they have Low blood pressure and more.
You are not alone: join a mobile support group for people who take Synthroid and have Low blood pressure >>>
Synthroid has active ingredients of levothyroxine sodium. It is often used in hypothyroidism. (latest outcomes from 93,791 Synthroid users)
Low blood pressure
Low blood pressure (abnormally low blood pressure) has been reported by people with high blood pressure, pain, multiple sclerosis, osteoporosis, depression. (latest reports from 107,406 Low blood pressure patients)
On Jan, 27, 2015: 88,946 people reported to have side effects when taking Synthroid. Among them, 2,461 people (2.77%) have Low Blood Pressure.
Time on Synthroid when people have Low blood pressure * :
|< 1 month||1 - 6 months||6 - 12 months||1 - 2 years||2 - 5 years||5 - 10 years||10+ years |
|Low blood pressure||24.07%||22.22%||1.85%||5.56%||14.81%||14.81%||16.67% |
Gender of people who have Low blood pressure when taking Synthroid * :
|Low blood pressure||75.69%||24.31% |
Age of people who have Low blood pressure when taking Synthroid * :
|Low blood pressure||0.04%||0.04%||0.31%||1.01%||3.77%||9.38%||19.02%||66.43% |
Severity of Low blood pressure when taking Synthroid ** :
|least||moderate||severe||most severe |
|Low blood pressure||8.33%||50.00%||41.67%||0.00% |
How people recovered from Low blood pressure ** :
|while on the drug||after off the drug||not yet |
|Low blood pressure||0.00%||0.00%||100.00% |
Top conditions involved for these people * :
- Hypothyroidism (281 people, 11.42%)
- Hypertension (246 people, 10.00%)
- Osteoporosis (162 people, 6.58%)
- Depression (128 people, 5.20%)
- Pain (115 people, 4.67%)
Top co-used drugs for these people * :
- Aspirin (599 people, 24.34%)
- Lasix (491 people, 19.95%)
- Coumadin (292 people, 11.87%)
- Lipitor (266 people, 10.81%)
- Lisinopril (265 people, 10.77%)
* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.
** Reports from social media are used.
How to use the study: print a copy of the study and bring it to your health teams to ensure drug risks and benefits are fully discussed and understood.
Do you have Low Blood Pressure while taking Synthroid?
You are not alone! Join a mobile support group:
- support group for people who take Synthroid and have Low Blood Pressure
- support group for people who take Synthroid
- support group for people who have Low Blood Pressure
Drugs in real world that are associated with:
Could your condition cause:
Can you answer these questions (Ask a question):
- Does ganderma promote hot flashes
I also use the Organo gold vitamins. It seems whenever I have a beverage of Organo Gold...I get hot flashes. Is there anybody else experiencing this outcome.?
- Does anyone take oral methotrexate and use topical magnesium chloride oil. if you do, do you have any side effects?
I would like to try the Magnesium Chloride topical oil, but because of the oral MTX, I was wondering if anyone was taking/using this combination and if there were any side effects to watch for.....
- How do i change the drugs listed for me?
sleep disorders, disorientation, trouble concentrating
- I had an a trial fibrilation episode at 1:30 in the morning,took aspirin,slept for 3 hours,woke up with severe headache, took tylenol,no help,what to do,is this for 3 hours fter
Is headache normal,never happened before.usually have throbbing headache fora minute after atrial fib episode,but not one lasting all day.
- Could pemphigoid cause my pet scan to lite up?
I recently had a PET scan to look at mass on my lungs. The Doc called me today & said the scan lit up. What are some reasons for it to lite up other than cancer? I have Pemphigoid. Could this be a reason?
More questions for: Synthroid, Low blood pressure
You may be interested at these reviews (Write a review):
- Syntroid and pruritus
I have been on levothyroxine for more than ten years and have had two episodes, each lasting over several months of unbearable itching. Doctors seem to deny any connection but are also unable identify the cause of the itching. None of the tests pick anything. Antihistamines are not much of a help. I am still in the throes of the second episode and life is plain, simple miserable.
- Thrush while on prograf
I am a health provider at an emergency room and had a patient come in because of a food bolus and when i examined his oral/pharynx I noticed he had thrush. Patient stated it has been their for a while. Patient also stated he has been having progressive difficulty in swallowing. Pt is a kidney transplant patient and has been worked up for other causes of his thrush (including HIV, as per patient results neg) and everything came back negative. I can only conclude that maybe the prograf which is a immunosupressent can possible be the cause
- Nardil side effects and my experience taking it
I have been on many SSRI AND SNRI medications that quickly became ineffective. Was told by a doctor friend that she had been on an MAOI inhibitor for many years with good results. After going thru a horrible withdrawal detox from the SNRI I had been on and then a period of no med at all I was started on Nardil, as I needed assistance from Pfizer, the many turner in affording the medicine. My friend was on Parnate, a different brand of an MAOI.
Within days, not weeks I felt the depression lifting. It was the most dramatic and fastest response I had ever had to any antidepressant .
Then the fainting started, falls with resulting broken ribs, bedridden and alone I lost over25 lbs in two weeks. I was of normal weight for my height. After I was able to function again, I noticed that my legs were very weak. We cut my dosage from 3 pills daily to 2. That seemed to have stopped the faint spells. However I still had/have low blood pressure that I monitor at home. My Systolic BP was usually in the 70's and 80's. One of the lowest was shocking to me. It was 52/27.
My son is a hospital RN and said they would never discharge a patient with Bp that low.
He was very worried about me as I live alone. I fainted twice after climbing the 13 stairs to my bedroom. The first fall was very bad as I was unconscious and my ribs were severely injured/fractured completely around the front and back and was in terrific pain. I took to my bed and did not seek medical attn. my last ambulance ride to the hospital a mile from my house cost $1000 and since I have no income or relatives/friends to call for help, I just lay in bed I awful pain that was woes when I tried to get out of bed. Thus I lost 25 lbs of muscle, since I had very little body fat.
It has been two months since that fall and still have one area of pain in the front left ribs and a swollen spleen. The doctor gave me no additional meds and just said to give my body more time to heal. So once again was changed to 2 pills daily instead of 3. The hypotension and fainting got better. But I am now left with very weak legs and fall easily and frequently. Guess I lost a lot of muscle mass with the weight loss. However after a lifetime of depression, Nardil works wonderfully for that which had been long-standing and severe for so many years. People noticed the change in me shortly after starting the Nardil. But I am stubborn about going off it despite all the side effects because it works so much better than any of the many others I had been put on over the years.
I am soon going to start doing leg exercises with ankle weights, starting with light weights are first and gradually increasing the weight as I hopefully rebuild my muscles and strength.
Also my vision has gotten blurry and I feel slightly retarded after the weeks in bed when I was breathing very shallowly due to the broken ribs and my brain was deprived of adequate oxygen.
Prior to all this I had an IQ of 140. If they tested me now, I know I would be way down from that. Also doing lung/breathing exercises to expand my lungs so I can take in more air with each breath.
So that is my story of Nardil, hypotension, and depression. I had to really suffer to remain on this med that worked so magically for me after so many failures. It meant that much to me to not be crippled by depression.
- Cardio version caused fingernail abnormalities
Right hip fracture. When prepping for surgery AFIB was found. Surgery was cancelled and they attempted to get AFIB under control. Finally, cardioversion was performed. When my nails started to grow out they all had two horizontal lines that cause the nail to break when it grows out to that point.
- Synthroid and breast enlargement
I have went from a B-C cup size to a D cup in the past 8-9 months.
More reviews for: Synthroid, Low blood pressure
Comments from related studies:
From this study (2 months ago):
peanuts on Mar, 31, 2010:
my friend is suffering from rhumatory arthertis.and is currenty taking cocaine. oxy cotin,prestine, wellbutrim, predisone 10mg what side effects should she expect ?????
mtntexas on May, 11, 2013:
Just ask John Belushi
2cents on Mar, 6, 2013:
I'll second that!
Post a new comment OR Read more comments
NOTE: The study is based on active ingredients and brand name. Other drugs that have the same active ingredients (e.g. generic drugs) are NOT considered.
WARNING: Please DO NOT STOP MEDICATIONS without first consulting a physician since doing so could be hazardous to your health.
DISCLAIMER: All material available on eHealthMe.com is for informational purposes only, and is not a substitute for medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment provided by a qualified healthcare provider. All information is observation-only, and has not been supported by scientific studies or clinical trials unless otherwise stated. Different individuals may respond to medication in different ways. Every effort has been made to ensure that all information is accurate, up-to-date, and complete, but no guarantee is made to that effect. The use of the eHealthMe site and its content is at your own risk.
You may report adverse side effects to the FDA at http://www.fda.gov/medwatch/ or 1-800-FDA-1088 (1-800-332-1088).
If you use this eHealthMe study on publication, please acknowledge it with a citation: study title, URL, accessed date.