Who have Heart palpitations with Synthroid - from FDA reports


Heart palpitations 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 High blood pressure. This study is created by eHealthMe based on reports of 161,620 people who have side effects when taking Synthroid from FDA, and is updated regularly.

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On Feb, 13, 2019

161,620 people reported to have side effects when taking Synthroid.
Among them, 3,459 people (2.14%) have Heart palpitations


Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Synthroid cause Heart palpitations?

Time on Synthroid when people have Heart palpitations *:

  • < 1 month: 26.54 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 30.86 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 4.32 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 10.49 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 6.79 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 6.17 %
  • 10+ years: 14.81 %

Gender of people who have Heart palpitations when taking Synthroid *:

  • female: 89.78 %
  • male: 10.22 %

Age of people who have Heart palpitations when taking Synthroid *:

  • 0-1: 0.08 %
  • 2-9: 0.04 %
  • 10-19: 0.34 %
  • 20-29: 1.64 %
  • 30-39: 6.98 %
  • 40-49: 15.11 %
  • 50-59: 27.18 %
  • 60+: 48.63 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  1. High Blood Pressure: 250 people, 7.23%
  2. Osteoporosis (bones weak and more likely to break): 207 people, 5.98%
  3. Depression: 165 people, 4.77%
  4. High Blood Cholesterol: 161 people, 4.65%
  5. Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (a condition in which stomach contents leak backward from the stomach into the oesophagus): 123 people, 3.56%
  6. Stress And Anxiety: 116 people, 3.35%
  7. Asthma: 106 people, 3.06%
  8. Rheumatoid Arthritis (a chronic progressive disease causing inflammation in the joints): 96 people, 2.78%
  9. Pain: 89 people, 2.57%
  10. Atrial Fibrillation/flutter (atrial fibrillation and flutter are abnormal heart rhythms in which the atria, or upper chambers of the heart, are out of sync with the ventricles): 77 people, 2.23%

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  1. Lasix: 266 people, 7.69%
  2. Lipitor: 261 people, 7.55%
  3. Premarin: 245 people, 7.08%
  4. Aspirin: 238 people, 6.88%
  5. Fosamax: 199 people, 5.75%
  6. Prilosec: 185 people, 5.35%
  7. Xanax: 176 people, 5.09%
  8. Nexium: 167 people, 4.83%
  9. Vioxx: 164 people, 4.74%
  10. Coumadin: 163 people, 4.71%

Top other side effects for these people *:

  1. Chest Pain: 785 people, 22.69%
  2. Fatigue (feeling of tiredness): 713 people, 20.61%
  3. Dizziness: 671 people, 19.40%
  4. Nausea (feeling of having an urge to vomit): 658 people, 19.02%
  5. Breathing Difficulty: 640 people, 18.50%
  6. High Blood Pressure: 603 people, 17.43%
  7. Stress And Anxiety: 600 people, 17.35%
  8. Headache (pain in head): 573 people, 16.57%
  9. Weakness: 569 people, 16.45%
  10. Insomnia (sleeplessness): 409 people, 11.82%

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

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