Synthroid and A-fib - from FDA reports


Summary

A-fib 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 Lasix, and have High blood pressure. This review analyzes which people have A-fib with Synthroid. It is created by eHealthMe based on reports of 140,558 people who have side effects when taking Synthroid from FDA , and is updated regularly.

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On Nov, 20, 2017

140,558 people reported to have side effects when taking Synthroid.
Among them, 2,305 people (1.64%) have A-fib


Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Synthroid cause A-fib?

Time on Synthroid when people have A-fib *:

  • < 1 month: 20.51 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 20.51 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 7.69 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 2.56 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 7.69 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 7.69 %
  • 10+ years: 33.33 %

Gender of people who have A-fib when taking Synthroid *:

  • female: 74.38 %
  • male: 25.62 %

Age of people who have A-fib when taking Synthroid *:

  • 0-1: 0.0 %
  • 2-9: 0.0 %
  • 10-19: 0.15 %
  • 20-29: 0.51 %
  • 30-39: 1.13 %
  • 40-49: 3.43 %
  • 50-59: 15.43 %
  • 60+: 79.34 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • High Blood Pressure (190 people, 8.24%)
  • Osteoporosis (156 people, 6.77%)
  • High Blood Cholesterol (128 people, 5.55%)
  • Multiple Myeloma (109 people, 4.73%)
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis (103 people, 4.47%)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Lasix (563 people, 24.43%)
  • Coumadin (548 people, 23.77%)
  • Aspirin (388 people, 16.83%)
  • Digoxin (351 people, 15.23%)
  • Lipitor (302 people, 13.10%)

Top other side effects for these people *:

  • Cardiac Failure Congestive (464 people, 20.13%)
  • Breathing Difficulty (378 people, 16.40%)
  • Weakness (376 people, 16.31%)
  • High Blood Pressure (358 people, 15.53%)
  • Fatigue (344 people, 14.92%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

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