Review: taking Synthroid and Lipitor together


Summary

Drug interactions are reported among people who take Synthroid and Lipitor together. This review analyzes the effectiveness and drug interactions between Synthroid and Lipitor. It is created by eHealthMe based on reports of 16,026 people who take the same drugs from FDA and social media, and is updated regularly.

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Synthroid

Synthroid has active ingredients of levothyroxine. It is often used in hypothyroidism. (latest outcomes from Synthroid 92,449 users)

Lipitor

Lipitor has active ingredients of atorvastatin calcium. It is often used in high blood cholesterol. (latest outcomes from Lipitor 130,123 users)

On Jul, 21, 2016

16,026 people who take Synthroid, Lipitor are studied.


Number of reports submitted per year:

Synthroid and Lipitor drug interactions.

Drug effectiveness over time:

Synthroid:
  • < 1 month: 25.0% - (1 of 4 people)
  • 1 - 6 months: 15.0% - (6 of 38 people)
  • 6 - 12 months: 52.0% - (13 of 25 people)
  • 1 - 2 years: 61.0% - (35 of 57 people)
  • 2 - 5 years: 60.0% - (80 of 133 people)
  • 5 - 10 years: 70.0% - (117 of 165 people)
  • 10+ years: 74.0% - (189 of 253 people)
  • not specified: 50.0% - (1 of 2 people)
Lipitor:
  • < 1 month: 0.0% - (0 of 7 people)
  • 1 - 6 months: 37.0% - (19 of 51 people)
  • 6 - 12 months: 42.0% - (15 of 35 people)
  • 1 - 2 years: 51.0% - (48 of 93 people)
  • 2 - 5 years: 62.0% - (124 of 197 people)
  • 5 - 10 years: 67.0% - (111 of 165 people)
  • 10+ years: 80.0% - (78 of 97 people)
  • not specified: 66.0% - (2 of 3 people)

Drug effectiveness by gender:

Synthroid:
  • female: 63.0% - (296 of 465 people)
  • male: 68.0% - (146 of 212 people)
Lipitor:
  • female: 54.0% - (241 of 446 people)
  • male: 77.0% - (156 of 202 people)

Drug effectiveness by age:

Synthroid:
  • 0-1: 0.0% - (0 of 0 people)
  • 2-9: 0.0% - (0 of 0 people)
  • 10-19: 0.0% - (0 of 0 people)
  • 20-29: 33.0% - (1 of 3 people)
  • 30-39: 20.0% - (3 of 15 people)
  • 40-49: 60.0% - (56 of 93 people)
  • 50-59: 60.0% - (112 of 185 people)
  • 60+: 70.0% - (270 of 381 people)
Lipitor:
  • 0-1: 0.0% - (0 of 0 people)
  • 2-9: 0.0% - (0 of 0 people)
  • 10-19: 0.0% - (0 of 0 people)
  • 20-29: 33.0% - (1 of 3 people)
  • 30-39: 30.0% - (4 of 13 people)
  • 40-49: 57.0% - (48 of 84 people)
  • 50-59: 52.0% - (88 of 168 people)
  • 60+: 67.0% - (256 of 380 people)

Most common drug interactions over time *:

< 1 month:
  • myalgia
  • headache
  • dyspnoea
  • arthralgia
  • dizziness
  • insomnia
  • muscle spasms
  • pain in extremity
  • cerebrovascular accident
  • fatigue
1 - 6 months:
  • fatigue
  • myalgia
  • nausea
  • dyspnoea
  • pain in extremity
  • arthralgia
  • malaise
  • oedema peripheral
  • pain
  • back pain
6 - 12 months:
  • myalgia
  • blood cholesterol increased
  • insomnia
  • pain
  • pain in extremity
  • arthralgia
  • asthenia
  • fatigue
  • muscular weakness
  • anxiety
1 - 2 years:
  • myalgia
  • depression
  • pain in extremity
  • fatigue
  • muscle spasms
  • chest pain
  • arthralgia
  • fall
  • hypertension
  • muscular weakness
2 - 5 years:
  • fatigue
  • insomnia
  • myalgia
  • arthralgia
  • dizziness
  • pain
  • anxiety
  • depression
  • fibromyalgia
  • gait disturbance
5 - 10 years:
  • fatigue
  • myalgia
  • nausea
  • ringing in the ears
  • blood creatine phosphokinase increased
  • high blood sugar
  • insomnia
  • muscular weakness
  • pain
  • high blood cholesterol
10+ years:
  • insomnia
  • arthritis
  • dizziness
  • fibromyalgia
  • nausea
  • pain exacerbated
  • chronic sinusitis
  • depression
  • headache - mixed tension migraine
  • hypersomnia
not specified:
  • nausea
  • fatigue
  • dyspnoea
  • pain
  • dizziness
  • asthenia
  • chest pain
  • drug ineffective
  • myalgia
  • fall

Most common drug interactions by gender *:

female:
  • nausea
  • fatigue
  • pain
  • dyspnoea
  • asthenia
  • dizziness
  • myalgia
  • fall
  • arthralgia
  • diarrhoea
male:
  • fatigue
  • dizziness
  • dyspnoea
  • myocardial infarction
  • chest pain
  • nausea
  • asthenia
  • pain
  • drug ineffective
  • pneumonia

Most common drug interactions by age *:

0-1:
  • osteoarthritis
  • arthralgia
  • blood cholesterol increased
  • blood triglycerides increased
  • hyperprolactinaemia
  • lactic acidosis
  • leiomyoma
  • lupus-like syndrome
  • obesity
  • oedema peripheral
2-9:
  • confusional state
  • constipation
  • contusion
  • fall
  • feeling abnormal
  • hallucination, visual
  • road traffic accident
  • sleep disorder
  • tachycardia
  • tremor
10-19:
  • cholecystitis chronic
  • cholelithiasis
  • gallbladder cholesterolosis
  • kidney transplant rejection
  • leukopenia
  • pyrexia
  • type 2 diabetes mellitus
  • abnormal behaviour
  • blood creatinine increased
  • blood triglycerides increased
20-29:
  • renal failure acute
  • pyrexia
  • confusional state
  • constipation
  • insomnia
  • pain
  • abscess
  • anaemia of chronic disease
  • anxiety
  • asthenia
30-39:
  • type 2 diabetes mellitus
  • fatigue
  • blood cholesterol increased
  • diabetes mellitus
  • blood glucose increased
  • depression
  • abdominal pain
  • insomnia
  • weight increased
  • obesity
40-49:
  • chest pain
  • nausea
  • pain
  • fatigue
  • headache
  • type 2 diabetes mellitus
  • anxiety
  • pain in extremity
  • dizziness
  • myalgia
50-59:
  • nausea
  • dyspnoea
  • anxiety
  • fatigue
  • pain
  • myocardial infarction
  • chest pain
  • headache
  • asthenia
  • arthralgia
60+:
  • nausea
  • fatigue
  • dizziness
  • asthenia
  • dyspnoea
  • pain
  • fall
  • myalgia
  • drug ineffective
  • diarrhoea

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

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