Levothyroxine Report: experiencing severe muscular pain
A following Levothyroxine side effect report was submitted by a user.
Female patient reported the following Levothyroxine side effects :
I was experiencing severe muscular pain, abdominal cramping, rash, hives, shortness of breath, and acute exhaustion. The pain through-out my body was shocking and I could not walk across the room.
Medication Dosage: 50 mcg
Medication Frequency: once per day
Patient Age: 52
Patient Weight: 155
Other medications: None
Birth Defects? No
Was intervention required to prevent damage? No
Other serious medical events? No
It is estimated that 1.5 million preventable adverse drug events occur each year. Many more millions of mild adverse drug events occur each year which can affect your health, mental state, and normal everyday functioning. Drug side effects can cause death, disability, and illness.
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