About this FactMed analysis covering adverse side effect reports of LEVOTHYROXINE patients who developed AKINESIA.

FactMed provides MD-approved analysis to help both patients, researchers, and physicians accurately assess the risk profile for more than 20,000 different pharmaceutical products. The below report offers compiled information from Food & Drug Administration and FactMed user submissions. Between January 2004 and October 2012, 2 individuals taking LEVOTHYROXINE reported AKINESIA to the FDA. A total of 6861 LEVOTHYROXINE drug adverse event reaction reports were made with the FDA during this time period. Often the FDA only receives reports of the most critical and severe cases; these numbers may therefore underrepresent the complication rate of the medication.

FDA Research Report

Introduction This page is designed to help you determine the relationship, if any, between LEVOTHYROXINE and AKINESIA. In doing so, we compare LEVOTHYROXINE with other drugs that cause AKINESIA, to help you evaluate whether or not LEVOTHYROXINE causes AKINESIA. Likewise, this page shows the most highly-reported side effects of LEVOTHYROXINE, so you can see if AKINESIA ranks among LEVOTHYROXINE's most well-known side effects.
Summary Statistics
Reports of LEVOTHYROXINE causing AKINESIA: 2
Reports of any side effect of LEVOTHYROXINE : 6861
Percentage of LEVOTHYROXINE patients where AKINESIA is a reported side effect: 0.0292%

FDA reports of any drug causing AKINESIA : 753
Average percentage for all medicated patients where AKINESIA is reported as a complication: 0.0047%

Physician opinion on LEVOTHYROXINE as adverse event culprit:

Overall opinion for all reports of this drug:
Most frequent diagnoses/indications for prescribing LEVOTHYROXINE:
HYPOTHYROIDISM ( 1346 patients )
THYROID DISORDER ( 776 patients )
PRODUCT USED FOR UNKNOWN INDICATION ( 398 patients )
DRUG USE FOR UNKNOWN INDICATION ( 303 patients )
BLOOD THYROID STIMULATING HORMONE DECREASED ( 95 patients )
HYPERTHYROIDISM ( 65 patients )
PRIMARY HYPOTHYROIDISM ( 51 patients )
THYROIDECTOMY ( 43 patients )
THYROID HORMONE REPLACEMENT THERAPY ( 16 patients )
AUTOIMMUNE THYROIDITIS ( 15 patients )
BASEDOW'S DISEASE ( 13 patients )
HORMONE REPLACEMENT THERAPY ( 8 patients )
THYROID CANCER ( 8 patients )
EMPTY SELLA SYNDROME ( 6 patients )
THYROID FUNCTION TEST ABNORMAL ( 6 patients )
DRUG EXPOSURE DURING PREGNANCY ( 5 patients )
THYROID THERAPY ( 5 patients )
ILL-DEFINED DISORDER ( 5 patients )
HYPOPITUITARISM ( 5 patients )
ANXIETY ( 4 patients )
MENTAL DISORDER ( 3 patients )
THYROID NEOPLASM ( 3 patients )
MEMORY IMPAIRMENT ( 3 patients )
GOITRE ( 3 patients )
BLOOD THYROID STIMULATING HORMONE INCREASED ( 3 patients )
THROMBOCYTOPENIA ( 2 patients )
FLUID RETENTION ( 2 patients )
GROWTH RETARDATION ( 2 patients )
BLOOD PRESSURE ABNORMAL ( 2 patients )
SUICIDE ATTEMPT ( 2 patients )
POST PROCEDURAL HYPOTHYROIDISM ( 2 patients )
HORMONE THERAPY ( 2 patients )
THYROID OPERATION ( 2 patients )
BLOOD THYROID STIMULATING HORMONE ( 2 patients )
LIVER TRANSPLANT ( 1 patients )
THYROID DERMATOPATHY ( 1 patients )
ACCIDENTAL EXPOSURE ( 1 patients )
MYCOSIS FUNGOIDES ( 1 patients )
AUTOIMMUNE DISORDER ( 1 patients )
PEPTIC ULCER ( 1 patients )
HYPERSENSITIVITY ( 1 patients )
RADIATION SICKNESS SYNDROME ( 1 patients )
HYPOPARATHYROIDISM ( 1 patients )
THYROIDITIS ( 1 patients )
RENAL TRANSPLANT ( 1 patients )
HYPOTHALAMO-PITUITARY DISORDER ( 1 patients )
WEIGHT CONTROL ( 1 patients )
DEMENTIA ( 1 patients )
FATIGUE ( 1 patients )
ABDOMINAL DISCOMFORT ( 1 patients )
MIGRAINE ( 1 patients )
THYROID GLAND CANCER ( 1 patients )
PARATHYROID DISORDER ( 1 patients )
HORMONE LEVEL ABNORMAL ( 1 patients )
THYROID MASS ( 1 patients )
BLOOD CHOLESTEROL INCREASED ( 1 patients )
RADIOACTIVE IODINE THERAPY ( 1 patients )
UNEVALUABLE EVENT ( 1 patients )
SECONDARY HYPOTHYROIDISM ( 1 patients )
( 0 patients )
Drugs with high FDA adverse event association with AKINESIA:

MODOPAR (292 patients)
EFFEXOR (145 patients)
XANAX (129 patients)
VIOXX (116 patients)
STALEVO 100 (111 patients)
ASPIRIN (73 patients)
PERGOLIDE MESYLATE (56 patients)
SINEMET (55 patients)
RISPERDAL (54 patients)
ATHYMIL (52 patients)
COMTAN (45 patients)
MADOPAR (41 patients)
LORAZEPAM (40 patients)
MADOPAR DISPERSIBLE (39 patients)
IMOVANE (38 patients)
ZYPREXA (37 patients)
ATARAX (37 patients)
VALPROATE SODIUM (36 patients)
CLOZAPINE (31 patients)
DEPAKOTE (30 patients)
CITALOPRAM HYDROBROMIDE (29 patients)
CLOBAZAM (29 patients)
FUROSEMIDE (28 patients)
REQUIP (28 patients)
PARLODEL (27 patients)
EXELON (27 patients)
PAXIL (26 patients)
DIGOXIN (25 patients)
LASIX (25 patients)
ERYTHROMYCIN (25 patients)
SEROQUEL (25 patients)
LAMOTRIGINE (25 patients)
RISPERIDONE (24 patients)
GENTAMICIN (24 patients)
PHENYTOIN (23 patients)
AMANTADINE HCL (23 patients)
ACETAMINOPHEN (21 patients)
HALDOL (21 patients)
DIAZEPAM (20 patients)
VALTREX (20 patients)
OMEPRAZOLE (19 patients)
PAROXETINE HCL (19 patients)
ACETAMINOPHEN AND TRAMADOL HCL (18 patients)
CEFOTAXIME (18 patients)
SPIRONOLACTONE (18 patients)
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM (18 patients)
TEGRETOL (17 patients)
PREDNISOLONE (17 patients)
DEPAKENE (17 patients)
HALOPERIDOL (17 patients)
SIMVASTATIN (16 patients)
NITROGLYCERIN (16 patients)
ZOLOFT (15 patients)
PIPERACILLIN (15 patients)
LIPITOR (15 patients)
LEXOMIL (14 patients)
CLOPIDOGREL (14 patients)
OLANZAPINE (14 patients)
CABERGOLINE (14 patients)
TEMESTA (14 patients)
CLONAZEPAM (14 patients)
IBUPROFEN (14 patients)
NEURONTIN (13 patients)
LEVODOPA (13 patients)
WARFARIN SODIUM (13 patients)
SERENACE (13 patients)
OXYCONTIN (13 patients)
MEMANTINE HCL (13 patients)
ATENOLOL (13 patients)
DIOVAN (12 patients)
HIZENTRA (12 patients)
PRAMIPEXOLE DIHYDROCHLORIDE (12 patients)
ALBUTEROL (12 patients)
CELEBREX (12 patients)
HEPARIN (12 patients)
SEROQUEL XR (12 patients)
ENOXAPARIN SODIUM (12 patients)
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM (12 patients)
ABILIFY (11 patients)
PLAVIX (11 patients)
FLUOXETINE (11 patients)
LOXAPINE HCL (11 patients)
COREG (11 patients)
TAXOTERE (11 patients)
GLEEVEC (11 patients)
VENLAFAXINE (11 patients)
PREVACID (11 patients)
CAPTOPRIL (11 patients)
CIPRO (11 patients)
CYCLOSPORINE (11 patients)
LANTUS (10 patients)
SYNTHROID (10 patients)
ACTONEL (10 patients)
MIRAPEX (10 patients)
KETOCONAZOLE (10 patients)
ANTIBIOTICS (10 patients)
ARICEPT (10 patients)
HEPARIN SODIUM INJECTION (10 patients)
AVONEX (10 patients)
RAMIPRIL (9 patients)
INSULIN (9 patients)
NECYRANE (9 patients)
MORPHINE (9 patients)
FERROUS SULFATE TAB (9 patients)
PRAZEPAM (9 patients)
DONEPEZIL HCL (9 patients)
CARBOCISTEINE (9 patients)
EXTAVIA (9 patients)
BROMOCRIPTINE MESYLATE (9 patients)
AMBIEN (9 patients)
AMOXICILLIN (9 patients)
RISPERDAL CONSTA (9 patients)
LAMICTAL (9 patients)
SINGULAIR (9 patients)
ECONAZOLE NITRATE (9 patients)
ARTANE (9 patients)
FOLIC ACID (9 patients)
PRAMIPEXOLE DIHYCHLLORIDE (9 patients)
LISINOPRIL (9 patients)
CEFUROXIME (9 patients)
LYSOPAINE (9 patients)
PRILOSEC (9 patients)
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE (9 patients)
SANDIMMUNE (9 patients)
CYMBALTA (8 patients)
ELUDRIL (8 patients)
MIRTAZAPINE (8 patients)
SOLANAX (8 patients)
EPINEPHRINE (8 patients)
TYLENOL (CAPLET) (8 patients)
CIATYL Z (8 patients)
TRAMAL (8 patients)
AMIODARONE HCL (8 patients)
COUMADIN (8 patients)
NEUROCIL (8 patients)
OXAZEPAM (8 patients)
LEVEMIR (8 patients)
AVANDIA (8 patients)
NEXIUM (8 patients)
PROTONIX (8 patients)
ZOCOR (8 patients)
WELLBUTRIN (8 patients)
BIPERIDEN HYDROCHLORIDE TAB (8 patients)
METFORMIN HCL (7 patients)
NORVASC (7 patients)
METOPROLOL (7 patients)
TRIVASTAL (7 patients)
ZANAFLEX (7 patients)
HUMIRA (7 patients)
ALDACTONE (7 patients)
SOLU-CORTEF (7 patients)
ALLOPURINOL (7 patients)
TRIHEXYPHENIDYL HCL (7 patients)
PREVISCAN (7 patients)
DOPAMINE HCL (7 patients)
SERTRALINE HCL (7 patients)
THIOPENTAL SODIUM (7 patients)
ENALAPRIL MALEATE (7 patients)
BISOPROLOL FUMARATE (7 patients)
TRAZODONE HCL (7 patients)
LITHIUM CARBONATE (7 patients)
TYLENOL (7 patients)
TRANXENE (7 patients)
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE (7 patients)
CEFOTAXIME SODIUM (7 patients)
PREDONINE (7 patients)
ISOSORBIDE DINITRATE (7 patients)
CYTARABINE (7 patients)
VITAMIN D (7 patients)
CARBIDOPA AND LEVODOPA (6 patients)
LOVENOX (6 patients)
ACETYLSALICYLIC ACID SRT (6 patients)
ESCITALOPRAM (6 patients)
DEXAMETHASONE TAB (6 patients)
SERTRALINE HYDROCHLORIDE (6 patients)
EVEROLIMUS (6 patients)
TASMAR (6 patients)
ALPRAZOLAM (6 patients)
MANTADIX (6 patients)
PRAZINE (6 patients)
HERCEPTIN (6 patients)
DEROXAT (6 patients)
AMLODIPINE (6 patients)
METHYLPREDNISOLONE (6 patients)
PURSENNID (6 patients)
REMICADE (6 patients)
SILECE (6 patients)
ZOVIRAX (6 patients)
MYCOPHENOLATE MOFETIL (6 patients)
ARAVA (6 patients)
LEPTICUR (6 patients)
CARBAMAZEPINE (6 patients)
TOBRAMYCIN (6 patients)
SYMMETREL (6 patients)
ATIVAN (6 patients)
ATORVASTATIN (6 patients)
CIPRALEX (ESCITALOPRAM) (6 patients)
LYRICA (6 patients)
CLARITHROMYCIN (6 patients)
CITALOPRAM (6 patients)
VANCOMYCIN (6 patients)
HEPTAMINOL (6 patients)
AZILECT (6 patients)
HUMALOG (6 patients)
PREDNISONE TAB (6 patients)
PROPRANOLOL (6 patients)
PROCTOLOG (6 patients)
INTETRIX (6 patients)
RANITIDINE (6 patients)
MS CONTIN (5 patients)
Most common side effects for patients taking LEVOTHYROXINE:
NAUSEA (460 patients)
PAIN (409 patients)
DIZZINESS (380 patients)
DRUG INEFFECTIVE (374 patients)
FATIGUE (374 patients)
DYSPNOEA (362 patients)
DIARRHOEA (308 patients)
HEADACHE (302 patients)
ANXIETY (295 patients)
FALL (292 patients)
DEPRESSION (290 patients)
ASTHENIA (276 patients)
VOMITING (266 patients)
PAIN IN EXTREMITY (265 patients)
MALAISE (243 patients)
OEDEMA PERIPHERAL (226 patients)
ARTHRALGIA (224 patients)
WEIGHT DECREASED (204 patients)
INSOMNIA (203 patients)
PRURITUS (203 patients)
BACK PAIN (199 patients)
PNEUMONIA (196 patients)
HYPOTENSION (193 patients)
CHEST PAIN (188 patients)
PYREXIA (185 patients)
WEIGHT INCREASED (181 patients)
FEELING ABNORMAL (180 patients)
FLUSHING (179 patients)
RENAL FAILURE ACUTE (169 patients)
CONFUSIONAL STATE (166 patients)
ANAEMIA (164 patients)
DEATH (161 patients)
MUSCLE SPASMS (157 patients)
SOMNOLENCE (157 patients)
BLOOD GLUCOSE INCREASED (153 patients)
CONSTIPATION (146 patients)
PARAESTHESIA (144 patients)
RASH (144 patients)
ABDOMINAL PAIN (143 patients)
DRUG INTERACTION (143 patients)
MYALGIA (137 patients)
ATRIAL FIBRILLATION (135 patients)
CARDIAC FAILURE CONGESTIVE (134 patients)
URINARY TRACT INFECTION (134 patients)
DEHYDRATION (133 patients)
GAIT DISTURBANCE (133 patients)
TREMOR (130 patients)
RENAL FAILURE (128 patients)
HYPERTENSION (127 patients)
CONVULSION (126 patients)
LOSS OF CONSCIOUSNESS (124 patients)
ABDOMINAL PAIN UPPER (115 patients)
HYPERHIDROSIS (111 patients)
COUGH (111 patients)
DIABETES MELLITUS (109 patients)
DECREASED APPETITE (109 patients)
MYOCARDIAL INFARCTION (109 patients)
INJURY (107 patients)
HYPOAESTHESIA (105 patients)
ERYTHEMA (105 patients)
HYPOTHYROIDISM (101 patients)
BLOOD PRESSURE INCREASED (101 patients)
MUSCULAR WEAKNESS (98 patients)
PALPITATIONS (97 patients)
CONDITION AGGRAVATED (94 patients)
CEREBROVASCULAR ACCIDENT (94 patients)
VISION BLURRED (94 patients)
SUICIDAL IDEATION (93 patients)
HAEMOGLOBIN DECREASED (90 patients)
DYSPHAGIA (87 patients)
THROMBOCYTOPENIA (87 patients)
GASTROOESOPHAGEAL REFLUX DISEASE (86 patients)
CHILLS (85 patients)
AGITATION (83 patients)
AMNESIA (83 patients)
SEPSIS (83 patients)
COMPLETED SUICIDE (82 patients)
HYPERSENSITIVITY (82 patients)
VISUAL IMPAIRMENT (82 patients)
BLOOD CHOLESTEROL INCREASED (81 patients)
BALANCE DISORDER (80 patients)
CONTUSION (80 patients)
ALOPECIA (79 patients)
SYNCOPE (77 patients)
LETHARGY (74 patients)
MEMORY IMPAIRMENT (73 patients)
HEART RATE INCREASED (73 patients)
CARDIAC ARREST (73 patients)
FEELING HOT (73 patients)
CHEST DISCOMFORT (70 patients)
DEEP VEIN THROMBOSIS (69 patients)
DYSPEPSIA (69 patients)
ABDOMINAL DISCOMFORT (67 patients)
BLOOD CREATININE INCREASED (66 patients)
NERVOUSNESS (65 patients)
HOT FLUSH (65 patients)
JOINT SWELLING (65 patients)
DRUG EFFECT DECREASED (64 patients)
DYSGEUSIA (64 patients)
MENTAL STATUS CHANGES (64 patients)
PLEURAL EFFUSION (63 patients)
NEUROPATHY PERIPHERAL (61 patients)
IRRITABILITY (61 patients)
PULMONARY EMBOLISM (61 patients)
MUSCULOSKELETAL PAIN (61 patients)
RESPIRATORY FAILURE (61 patients)
ABNORMAL DREAMS (60 patients)
INTERNATIONAL NORMALISED RATIO INCREASED (60 patients)
OVERDOSE (60 patients)
BURNING SENSATION (59 patients)
URINARY INCONTINENCE (59 patients)
NECK PAIN (58 patients)
PLATELET COUNT DECREASED (58 patients)
DRY MOUTH (58 patients)
SLEEP DISORDER (57 patients)
HYPONATRAEMIA (56 patients)
OSTEOARTHRITIS (56 patients)
STRESS (56 patients)
EMOTIONAL DISTRESS (56 patients)
TRANSIENT ISCHAEMIC ATTACK (55 patients)
SWELLING FACE (55 patients)
URTICARIA (55 patients)
BRONCHITIS (55 patients)
FLATULENCE (55 patients)
GASTROINTESTINAL HAEMORRHAGE (55 patients)
BRADYCARDIA (55 patients)
HYPOKALAEMIA (54 patients)
OROPHARYNGEAL PAIN (54 patients)
TACHYCARDIA (53 patients)
EPISTAXIS (53 patients)
SPEECH DISORDER (53 patients)
SINUSITIS (53 patients)
THROMBOSIS (53 patients)
ABDOMINAL DISTENSION (52 patients)
SKIN BURNING SENSATION (52 patients)
BONE DISORDER (52 patients)
WHITE BLOOD CELL COUNT DECREASED (51 patients)
OSTEONECROSIS OF JAW (51 patients)
SWELLING (51 patients)
SUICIDE ATTEMPT (51 patients)
CELLULITIS (50 patients)
WITHDRAWAL SYNDROME (50 patients)
CHRONIC OBSTRUCTIVE PULMONARY DISEASE (50 patients)
BLOOD PRESSURE DECREASED (49 patients)
ROAD TRAFFIC ACCIDENT (49 patients)
PANIC ATTACK (48 patients)
ACTIVITIES OF DAILY LIVING IMPAIRED (48 patients)
MUSCULOSKELETAL STIFFNESS (48 patients)
MULTI-ORGAN FAILURE (47 patients)
INCORRECT DOSE ADMINISTERED (47 patients)
HYPERKALAEMIA (46 patients)
LEUKOPENIA (46 patients)
DRUG EXPOSURE DURING PREGNANCY (46 patients)
ANHEDONIA (46 patients)
DISTURBANCE IN ATTENTION (46 patients)
ABASIA (45 patients)
NEOPLASM MALIGNANT (45 patients)
FLUID RETENTION (44 patients)
UNEVALUABLE EVENT (44 patients)
POLLAKIURIA (44 patients)
RENAL IMPAIRMENT (44 patients)
ANGINA PECTORIS (44 patients)
CARDIAC FAILURE (44 patients)
PANCREATITIS (43 patients)
MENTAL DISORDER (43 patients)
INFECTION (43 patients)
WHITE BLOOD CELL COUNT INCREASED (43 patients)
CHOLELITHIASIS (43 patients)
BONE PAIN (43 patients)
RECTAL HAEMORRHAGE (42 patients)
AGGRESSION (42 patients)
ALANINE AMINOTRANSFERASE INCREASED (42 patients)
DYSKINESIA (42 patients)
OEDEMA (42 patients)
DYSPHONIA (42 patients)
PRODUCT QUALITY ISSUE (42 patients)
LIVER FUNCTION TEST ABNORMAL (42 patients)
PAIN IN JAW (41 patients)
HYPERSOMNIA (41 patients)
CATARACT (41 patients)
RHABDOMYOLYSIS (41 patients)
RESPIRATORY ARREST (41 patients)
ATELECTASIS (41 patients)
DEPRESSED MOOD (41 patients)
RESTLESSNESS (41 patients)
EMOTIONAL DISORDER (40 patients)
RENAL FAILURE CHRONIC (40 patients)
MIGRAINE (40 patients)
FEAR (40 patients)
ECONOMIC PROBLEM (40 patients)
BLOOD POTASSIUM DECREASED (39 patients)
ABNORMAL BEHAVIOUR (39 patients)
PULMONARY HYPERTENSION (39 patients)
STAPHYLOCOCCAL INFECTION (39 patients)
ARTHRITIS (39 patients)
GENERAL PHYSICAL HEALTH DETERIORATION (39 patients)
HYPOXIA (39 patients)
BLOOD TRIGLYCERIDES INCREASED (39 patients)
BLOOD GLUCOSE DECREASED (39 patients)
CORONARY ARTERY DISEASE (38 patients)
DRUG HYPERSENSITIVITY (38 patients)
DEPRESSED LEVEL OF CONSCIOUSNESS (38 patients)
HAEMORRHAGE (37 patients)
SWOLLEN TONGUE (37 patients)
DRUG WITHDRAWAL SYNDROME (37 patients)
IMPAIRED HEALING (37 patients)
DISORIENTATION (37 patients)
INTENTIONAL OVERDOSE (37 patients)
HIP FRACTURE (37 patients)
MOBILITY DECREASED (37 patients)

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Recent FactMed Activity for LEVOTHYROXINE


Issue Description / Topic Timestamp
QUESTION
PROTEIN S DEFICIENCY
Hi! Is it true that you should not take levothyroxine sodium 50mcg if you have protein S deficiency? 2014-11-29 12:11:29
QUESTION
ALOPECIA SCARRING
I had a thyroid gland removed 30 years ago and have been on levothyroxine (1mg) since. I did not have any hair loss issues. A year or so ago my physician prescribed me 1.5 mg and 6 months ago I experienced the excessive hair loss. I scheduled 2 appointments with my physician but he didn't believe me and told me that I am spending too much time on the internet searching for connection between thyroid problems and hair loss. Approximately 4 months ago I started to have bold patches which I couldn't hide anymore and I started to wear a wig. My physician was shocked when I paid him a visit and finally sent me to see a dermatologist who performed a biopsy. The results come back and I was diagnosed with scarring alopecia. I'm wandering if the alopecia was triggered by excessive levothyroxine medication. My physician also prescribed me lower dosage of levothyroxine (1.25 mg) and after getting my blood test results decreased the dosage to 1.12 mg. I don't know if that dosage is still to high. 2014-12-12 19:50:28
QUESTION
AORTIC DILATATION
20 years consumption of levothyroxine can lead to aort dilation or not? 2015-01-01 14:20:32
QUESTION
AORTIC DILATATION
is aort dilation of phenomenons of hypothyroidism or levothyroxine or none? 2015-01-05 13:11:53
QUESTION
SUDDEN HEARING LOSS
Can levothyroxine cause the sudden deafness I am diebedic And only been on the levothyroxine for about 4months but l never had any hearing problems before this happened and its only my left ear 2015-02-11 20:35:56
QUESTION
GOUT
Do levothyroxine cause gout 2015-02-19 11:46:32
QUESTION
GOUT
Do levothyroxine cause gout 2015-02-19 11:50:14
QUESTION
ASTHMA
I notice it is hearing change in one ear and also wheezing canLevothyroxine sodium cause that 2015-03-15 00:35:15
QUESTION
GOUT
does levothyroxine cause gout 2015-03-18 14:10:19
CONCERN
TENDON INJURY
I have a torn tendon in my shoulder area after 10 years using levothyroxin 2015-03-22 10:57:21
QUESTION
HYPOTHERMIA
since I have been on 50 mg/5 days a week of levothyroxine I have noticed that I am often cold and my skin feels clammy. 2015-04-03 19:45:14
QUESTION
PURPURA
I too have developed purpura since being on levothyroxine 75mg daily. My doctors refuse to acknowledge that. The drug is the cause of this and therefore I am not getting any treatment should I ask to be referred and if so to whom. 2015-04-06 07:46:21
QUESTION
PSORIASIS
Does levothyroxine exacerbate or make psoriasis worse? 2015-04-08 23:55:23
QUESTION
CYP2D6 POLYMORPHISM
I am a poor metabolizer of CYP2D6. I have felt less tired since I have been on Levothyroxine 25 mg 1x a day but I have been noticing dry mouth and increased anxiety, tension, a tightness in my head which I attributed to sinus problems - but I am not sure about that any more.. I am beginning to think my symptoms are caused my the medicine. 2015-04-12 09:23:02
QUESTION
GOUT
does levothyroxine cause gout 2015-05-18 07:21:59
QUESTION
HAEMOCHROMATOSIS
I have recently been started on levothyroxine 25micrograms but am worried about taking them because i have Hemochromatosis, will this have any effect on the drug or my iron levels. 2015-05-26 04:38:39
QUESTION
DRUG INTERACTION
Is ok to take levothyroxin 75mcg and nac n-acetyl-cysteine 1200mg 2015-06-06 18:34:48
QUESTION
SUDDEN HEARING LOSS
Is hearing loss permanent from levothroxine 2015-06-13 17:49:59
QUESTION
PAIN
I had an adverse drug interaction between levothyroxine and diazepam. For three years, I suffered terrible pain requiring morphine. I only found that taking them together was the cause by looking at an article from the Benzobuddies website. Everybody thought I was imagining the pain, apart from my Neuropsychiatrist. 2015-06-14 17:58:07
QUESTION
DRUG INTERACTION
I feel chilled to the bone since I been on euthyrox 100mcg why is this and I also have a sore throat but its an ache more than sore . also i take gabapentin with my thyroid meds what effects may this have 2015-06-15 01:04:49
QUESTION
PERSONALITY CHANGE
does levothyroxine change personality in some patients? 2015-06-26 18:54:25
CONCERN
ROTATOR CUFF SYNDROME
At 61 I was diagnosed with a severely torn rotator cuff injury, right shoulder. Now my left shoulder is giving me the same symptoms as the right did and I am scared to go through all that again, such pain! It occurred to me this morning that since I am not an athlete and I had not done anything extraordinary to warrant a torn rotator cuff that maybe some medication I have taken may been the culprit and causing these muscular issues. I have taken levothyroxine now for over 10 years. Could that be it? I've seen a couple of studies that say it's possible. Should I stop taking it? I don't want any more surgery or pain! 2015-07-13 16:31:21
QUESTION
NAUSEA
I take a lot of medicines, but I am nauseated every day. My first pill is Levothyroxine .075mg. My head is heavy, my coordination is unstable, and I have zero energy, whereas I was very active a year ago, but suffered a heart attack. Any suggestions? 2015-07-13 19:13:57
QUESTION
SKIN HYPERPIGMENTATION
Does levothyroxine cause hyperpigmentation or malasma? I am taking a dosage of 88MCG daily for about five years. I have a presistent case of hyperpigmentation with dark splotches on my forehead, cheeks, chin, upper lip. I've tried various treatment but there is little to no improvement of this condition. 2015-09-02 01:32:39
QUESTION
SKIN HYPERPIGMENTATION
Does levothyroxine cause hyperpigmentation or malasma? I am taking a dosage of 88MCG daily for about five years. I have a presistent case of hyperpigmentation with dark splotches on my forehead, cheeks, chin, upper lip. I've tried various treatment but there is little to no improvement of this condition. 2015-09-02 01:32:40
QUESTION
TENDON PAIN
After 9 years on levothyroxine I have developed tendon pain/ stiffness in my buttocks,adductors,hips,shoulders and back of knees. 2015-09-07 00:38:12
QUESTION
SLEEP PARALYSIS
Levothyroxine is definetly causing me ISP - Isolated Sleep Paralysis and some mixed Lucid Dreaming with false awakening type II which is getting on my nerves, I have to wake up several times in order to really wake up, and to suddenly notice I'm paralyzed and hallucinating stuff. It started just as a took my first levo pill, same day, first ISP experience, later I started with the Lucid Dreaming, now what? 2015-09-24 12:50:28
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URINARY INCONTINENCE
I was wondering if Levothyroxine can cause incontinence or bladder issues? 2015-10-07 10:07:54
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MYOTONIA
Is there any side effects of levothyroxine on someone who already has congenital myotonia? 2015-10-25 11:20:49
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AGE-RELATED MACULAR DEGENERATION
After 14 years of taking Levothyroxin I have beginning macular degeneration ..shall I change to another medication for hypothyroidism? 2015-11-30 03:11:07
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HAIR COLOUR CHANGES
i have been taking Levothyroxine 50 micrograms, for a number of years, but over the last 5 years i have been getting more and more black hair,i have been a silver white colour for about 10 years, my eyebrows were white and are now almost black. my hair was auburn when i was younger can levothyroxine be the cause. 2015-12-07 07:23:54
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WHITE BLOOD CELL COUNT DECREASED
I recently have been diagnosed with low white and red blood cells. They want to do a bone marrow biopsy. I take levothyroxine. Recently dropped from 150mg to 125mg. Now I read where there is possible connection with low white cells.is there another med for thyroid that might work 2015-12-09 13:57:53
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SEROTONIN SYNDROME
i am currently on levothyroxine i get the head shake which i call an electric shock, which does not hurt but does disorientate me ..please could you help me find out if it is serotonis syndrome as i went the doctors and they just laughed at me when i told them the symptoms ...please help 2015-12-11 17:42:21
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BLADDER CANCER
I have been dealing w bladder cancer and wondering if the levothyroxin is the cause since I don't smoke and have a healthy diet. 2015-12-15 11:30:17
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BLADDER CANCER
I have been dealing w bladder cancer and wondering if the levothyroxin is the cause since I don't smoke and have a healthy diet. 2015-12-16 12:44:19
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BLADDER CANCER
I have been dealing w bladder cancer and wondering if the levothyroxin is the cause since I don't smoke and have a healthy diet. 2015-12-16 12:44:57
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DRUG INTERACTION
Can I take percocet with levothyroxin 2015-12-30 23:46:33
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DRUG INTERACTION
Can I take percocet with levothyroxin 2015-12-30 23:48:27
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BRAIN DAMAGE
Can brain fog resulting from using Levothyroxine cause damage to the brain in children? 2016-02-15 00:54:21
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TOOTH EXTRACTION
Iam taking Levothyroxine Ssodium, iam going to get two of my tooth pull today, can someone tell me is there sides affacts. 2016-02-18 11:38:03
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CHRONIC LYMPHOCYTIC LEUKAEMIA REFRACTORY
Has anyone taken this medication an now have lymphocytic leukaemia 2016-02-19 23:22:03
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LYMPHOMA
I was diagnosed with Low Grade Lymphoma after taking Levothyroxine for a few months. What are the possibilities that Levothyroxine caused my positive testing for low grade lymphoma? Thank you 2016-02-20 14:26:23
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PROTEINURIA
Has anyone had dx of proteinuria from taking levothyroxine 2016-03-14 23:41:22
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BINGE EATING
Binge eating 2016-03-29 18:50:37
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PAIN
I have severe burning groin pain in crease of right leg,down thigh. Started levothyroxine 3 months ago. Could not afford brand synthroid any longer. The more I take the levo the more severe the pain seems to be. I want to stop for now. But safely. How do I do that. 2016-04-16 13:22:02
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DRUG INTERACTION
is a con mbination of levothyroxin 88mcg dangerous if taken with 5mg ambien? 2016-04-19 22:43:51
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BLOOD ALKALINE PHOSPHATASE DECREASED
Hi,last year I started by 50 mg and after 10 months ALP drop to 32(40-180) 2 months ago Doctor put me on 100 mg and now ALP is 29,please advise me if levotroxine caused this and if it's dangerous for bone 2016-04-29 03:11:28
CONCERN
ANXIETY
does levothyroxine do more than good? 2016-05-14 18:00:31
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ANXIETY
Does levothyroxine do more harm than good? 2016-05-14 18:02:24
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NEUROPATHY PERIPHERAL
I've been taking Levothyroxine for just over 10 years. For the past 3 or 4 years, I've been having numb toes, with sensitive areas on my feet. Also now in my fingers. The numbness in the toes does get better after 6 months to a year - it seems to move about and come and go. Now I have some trouble with my eyes, with some blind spots in peripheral vision. Had glaucoma tests, but consultant told me all tests were normal and eyes are ok. Can levo cause optic nerve damage? I want to get off this poison, but doc told me there is no alternative (which I think is a bit of a fib) 2016-05-25 18:33:22
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SUDDEN HEARING LOSS
My husband experienced permanent sudden sensorineural hearing loss in his left ear a few weeks after starting a low dose of levothyroxine. Is this a recognized side effect? 2016-06-02 07:40:16
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MYOPATHY
levothyroxine will ruin your life 2016-06-04 01:56:48
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DRUG INTERACTION
Can I take doxycycline hyclate 100 mg with levothyroxine? I alternate 100 and 112 mg of levothyroxine daily. I am to start the doxycycline twice a day. I plan to take both drugs an hour before my breakfast and then the other doxycycline 12 hours later. Thanks! 2016-06-13 21:49:50
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DRUG INTERACTION
Can I take doxycycline hyclate 100 mg with levothyroxine? I alternate 100 and 112 mg of levothyroxine daily. I am to start the doxycycline twice a day. I plan to take both drugs an hour before my breakfast and then the other doxycycline 12 hours later. Thanks! 2016-06-13 21:49:51
QUESTION
DRUG INTERACTION
Can I take doxycycline hyclate 100 mg with levothyroxine? I alternate 100 and 112 mg of levothyroxine daily. I am to start the doxycycline twice a day. I plan to take both drugs an hour before my breakfast and then the other doxycycline 12 hours later. Thanks! 2016-06-13 21:49:51
QUESTION
DRUG INTERACTION
Can I take doxycycline hyclate 100 mg with levothyroxine? I alternate 100 and 112 mg of levothyroxine daily. I am to start the doxycycline twice a day. I plan to take both drugs an hour before my breakfast and then the other doxycycline 12 hours later. Thanks! 2016-06-13 21:49:51
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PELVIC PAIN
I have been suffering from chronic pelvic pain since June of 2013 shortly after my doctor prescribed me levothyroxine? My life has changed drastically. I wouldn't wish this on my worst enemy. My doctor's solution is to send me to a specialist who can't figure out what to do for my pain, and she sent me to another specialist who tells me that is really anything anyone can do . I need the thyroid medication I know, but I don't understand why I have to my life turned totally upside down and live with this chronic pain daily, for taking a little tiny pill every morning and my doctor refuses to believe that this drug can cause me to be in so much pain yet none of her specialist that she has sent me to have no other answer. 2016-06-19 00:50:59
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DEMENTIA
I take Levothyroxine75MCG,everyday, could this could have lead to my hearing, my vision problem; and now my memory? 2016-06-29 17:34:07
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DEMENTIA
I take Levothyroxine75MCG,everyday, could this could have lead to my hearing, my vision problem; and now my memory? 2016-06-29 17:37:34
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NAIL GROWTH ABNORMAL
Hi I am prescribed levothyroxine and am wondering if it causes brittle nails and abnormal nail growth! My toe nails since starting the medication have become yellow in colour and very brittle! 2016-06-30 05:10:03
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WHITE BLOOD CELL COUNT DECREASED
I have been on levothyroxine for about three weeks and my WBC is 3.54 while my Neutrophil Absolute is 1.39 as well. I am positive that is do to this medication. 2016-07-08 11:04:07
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MYASTHENIA GRAVIS
Could levothyroxine cause Myasthenia Gravis? 2016-08-04 06:52:42
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HEPATITIS B POSITIVE
can we take hepatitis B vaccination along with levothyroxine medication 2016-09-30 08:46:34
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SENSITIVITY OF TEETH
I have been on levothyroxine for 6 years, beginning at a very small dose of 25mcg and over the years slowly increased to 100mcg. Each time the dose was increased I noticed within 2weeks of the elevated dose severe tooth sensitivity that lasted for weeks. This latest increase of my dose has made my teeth unbearably sensitive to the point of being desperate. What can I do? My blood calcium level is normal at 9.3 for a 48 y/o female, I take a multivitamin daily and am in excellent health and weight is perfect. TSH is 3.51 thyroxine free is 1.24, which is all in good range. I feel better when my TSH is 2, this is why my doctor increased my dose by 25mcg. I'm in agony, please help. 2016-10-07 19:19:15
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SENSITIVITY OF TEETH
I have been on levothyroxine for 6 years, beginning at a very small dose of 25mcg and over the years slowly increased to 100mcg. Each time the dose was increased I noticed within 2weeks of the elevated dose severe tooth sensitivity that lasted for weeks. This latest increase of my dose has made my teeth unbearably sensitive to the point of being desperate. What can I do? My blood calcium level is normal at 9.3 for a 48 y/o female, I take a multivitamin daily and am in excellent health and weight is perfect. TSH is 3.51 thyroxine free is 1.24, which is all in good range. I feel better when my TSH is 2, this is why my doctor increased my dose by 25mcg. I'm in agony, please help. 2016-10-07 19:21:23
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LICHEN PLANUS
I was diagnosed with lichen planus oral disease could this possibly be a reaction from levothyroxine 2016-11-13 18:12:38
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DRUG SCREEN FALSE POSITIVE
I am on levothyroxin and suboxone. Since starting the levothyroxine my urine screens are negative until sent to the lab where they are positive for cocaine, i do not use cocaine and i need to know why this is happening. 2016-11-22 19:58:42
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DRUG SCREEN FALSE POSITIVE
I am on levothyroxin and suboxone. Since starting the levothyroxine my urine screens are negative until sent to the lab where they are positive for cocaine, i do not use cocaine and i need to know why this is happening. 2016-11-22 20:00:22
QUESTION
LARYNGITIS
I have been on levothyroxine for 15 days. On day,13 I started to get hoarse. Now, day 15 I have full laryngitis along with insomnia and overall body aches. My health is deteriorating instead of improving. I suspect that levothy. is the cause of my symptoms. Thoughts? 2016-11-23 01:23:30
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RHEUMATOID FACTOR POSITIVE
Hi, I have RF and ANA positive and negative both in the past two years. I am consuming Levothyroxid. Can it cause it as I may use different brand of it? 2016-11-23 13:08:11
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PARANOIA
My mom takes this medication Can this medication cause severe paranoia nd schizophrenia. Shes been on it for 10 years now from what she says 2016-11-25 15:31:05
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BURSITIS
Bursitis and levothyroxin? Correlations? 2017-01-08 22:16:35
CONCERN
ROSACEA
Fungus and Rosacea after having thyroidectomy and larger dosage of levothyroxine 2017-01-21 23:56:38
QUESTION
LYMPHOCYTIC LEUKAEMIA
My husband has been on levothyroxine for no more than 3 months. First blood test showed low thyroid reading and now his readings this time are WBC 110,000, lymphnodes 101, haemaglobin level 8.6 And dr is saying these readings on are par with leukaemia.......too coincidental after reading all the above. Due to see a haemotologist early next week. Has anyone else had these type of readings. Thanks 2017-01-23 15:34:48
CONCERN
HAEMOGLOBIN DECREASED
My husband is taking levothyroxine and WBC has gone sky high as well as lymphnode reading. Dr says this is looking like leukaemia. All previous blood tests were normal apart from one showing thyroid problem and now we have this nightmare 2017-01-23 19:32:47
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VAGINAL BURNING SENSATION
I have been taking levo 150 MG for two years since having thyroid cancer with no problem. Recently I changed pharmacies and they obviously get their medication from a different buyer, they are a different color and and shape. Every since I have been taking them I am experiencing a vaginal burning sensation. What shall I do.? 2017-01-28 16:18:30
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SYSTOLIC HYPERTENSION
My wife takes .88 mg of levothyroxine once per day at night but has been experiencing isolated systolic hypertension. It appears that those who believe that isolated systolic hypertension as it relates to levothyroxine are rather rare, e.g, 4 cases out of +/- 50,000. Does anyone care to comment on the relationship between .88 mg of levothyroxin and isolated systolic hypertension? 2017-02-08 09:41:20
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COUGH
I just started considering that my cough could be linked to taking levothyroxine.. I have been taking it for at least seven years or more and my cough despite seeing many Drs Ents pulmonologists and gastro specialists, trying many things including acupuncture inhalers nebulizers you name it to no avail! I cough at least a dozen times a day and am getting really disgusted with the cough interfering with my life! I have undergone numerous tests manometry etc . The last comment mentioned the person had hypertension and that brings up another thought about a reason I had a mini stroke. In the hospital the doctor said I had hypertension. All my other numbers sugar cholesterol and blood pressure were in check. Sometimes I cough for so long or really hard that I wrench my back or stomach. At one point I thought my cough was genetic because I sound just like my mother. She also was on thyroid med for majority of her life! I could find her in the store by her strong cough! Now my husband finds me by my strong cough. Currently I am seein a dr who diagnosed me with LSN. Laryngeal sensory neuropathy. Sorry for rambling I just trying to get this cough to go away! Lots of people saying levothyroxine may be a culprit!! I cough in am sometimes before I take Levothyroxine or it got so bad last December that I was up at least twice on any given night. The cough is so bad that now I cough almost after every meal I'm calling my current throat specialist first thing Monday morning! Thanks all for listening! 2017-02-10 23:14:06
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DRUG INTERACTION
Is it ok to take B-12 with Levothyroxine? 2017-02-11 12:22:44
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TENDON PAIN
Is this levo study tainted as doctors get kick back is from pharm companies to say levo isn't causing problems. Tendonitis in last 5 years been on levo 8 yrs. Had it in foot hands toes fingers knee shoulder. How can so many different body locations have same problem at different times. 2017-03-06 20:32:37

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