Review: could Synthroid cause Panic Attacks?


Summary

Panic attacks 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 Xanax, and have Hypothyroidism . We study 102,844 people who have side effects while taking Synthroid from FDA and social media. Among them, 512 have Panic attacks. Find out below who they are, when they have Panic attacks and more.

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Synthroid

Synthroid has active ingredients of levothyroxine sodium. It is often used in hypothyroidism. (latest outcomes from Synthroid 104,321 users)

Panic Attacks

Panic attacks has been reported by people with suicidal ideation, drug withdrawal syndrome, drug exposure during pregnancy, insomnia, fatigue (latest reports from 26,440 Panic attacks patients).

On Aug, 22, 2016

102,844 people reported to have side effects when taking Synthroid.
Among them, 512 people (0.5%) have Panic Attacks


Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Synthroid cause Panic attacks?

Time on Synthroid when people have Panic Attacks *:

  • < 1 month: 17.65 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 0.0 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 5.88 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 5.88 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 29.41 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 23.53 %
  • 10+ years: 17.65 %

Gender of people who have Panic Attacks when taking Synthroid *:

  • female: 92.66 %
  • male: 7.34 %

Age of people who have Panic Attacks when taking Synthroid *:

  • 0-1: 0.0 %
  • 2-9: 0.0 %
  • 10-19: 0.93 %
  • 20-29: 4.21 %
  • 30-39: 12.38 %
  • 40-49: 23.36 %
  • 50-59: 27.8 %
  • 60+: 31.31 %

Severity if Panic Attacks when taking Synthroid **:

  • least: 0.0 %
  • moderate: 57.14 %
  • severe: 28.57 %
  • most severe: 14.29 %

How people recovered from Panic Attacks **:

  • while on drug: 0.0 %
  • after off the drug: 66.67 %
  • not yet: 33.33 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Hypothyroidism (105 people)
  • Depression (72 people)
  • Anxiety (49 people)
  • Hypertension (43 people)
  • Thyroid Disorder (40 people)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Xanax (88 people)
  • Vioxx (56 people)
  • Paxil (42 people)
  • Nexium (42 people)
  • Lipitor (39 people)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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