Review: taking Synthroid and Milk thistle together


Summary

Drug interactions are reported among people who take Synthroid and Milk thistle together. This review analyzes the effectiveness and drug interactions between Synthroid and Milk thistle. It is created by eHealthMe based on reports of 175 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 sodium. It is often used in hypothyroidism. (latest outcomes from Synthroid 107,543 users)

Milk Thistle

Milk thistle has active ingredients of milk thistle. It is often used in liver disorder. (latest outcomes from Milk thistle 899 users)

On Aug, 26, 2016

175 people who take Synthroid, Milk Thistle are studied.


Number of reports submitted per year:

Synthroid and Milk thistle drug interactions.

Drug effectiveness over time:

Synthroid:
  • < 1 month: 0.0% - (0 of 0 people)
  • 1 - 6 months: 100.0% - (1 of 1 people)
  • 6 - 12 months: 0.0% - (0 of 0 people)
  • 1 - 2 years: 50.0% - (1 of 2 people)
  • 2 - 5 years: 0.0% - (0 of 4 people)
  • 5 - 10 years: 66.0% - (4 of 6 people)
  • 10+ years: 80.0% - (4 of 5 people)
  • not specified: 0.0% - (0 of 0 people)
Milk Thistle:
  • < 1 month: 0.0% - (0 of 0 people)
  • 1 - 6 months: 0.0% - (0 of 0 people)
  • 6 - 12 months: 0.0% - (0 of 3 people)
  • 1 - 2 years: 50.0% - (1 of 2 people)
  • 2 - 5 years: 100.0% - (1 of 1 people)
  • 5 - 10 years: 25.0% - (1 of 4 people)
  • 10+ years: 0.0% - (0 of 0 people)
  • not specified: 0.0% - (0 of 0 people)

Drug effectiveness by gender:

Synthroid:
  • female: 56.0% - (9 of 16 people)
  • male: 50.0% - (1 of 2 people)
Milk Thistle:
  • female: 37.0% - (3 of 8 people)
  • male: 0.0% - (0 of 2 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: 0.0% - (0 of 0 people)
  • 30-39: 0.0% - (0 of 1 people)
  • 40-49: 0.0% - (0 of 1 people)
  • 50-59: 55.0% - (5 of 9 people)
  • 60+: 71.0% - (5 of 7 people)
Milk Thistle:
  • 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: 0.0% - (0 of 0 people)
  • 30-39: 0.0% - (0 of 1 people)
  • 40-49: 0.0% - (0 of 0 people)
  • 50-59: 16.0% - (1 of 6 people)
  • 60+: 66.0% - (2 of 3 people)

Most common drug interactions over time *:

1 - 6 months:
  • pancreatitis acute
  • cholangitis
6 - 12 months:
  • chest tightness or pressure
  • dizziness
  • stiff neck
1 - 2 years:
  • colon cancer metastatic
  • hypertension
  • hypothyroidism
  • autonomic nervous system imbalance
  • back pain
  • exhaustion, fatigue, lethargy, tiredness, weariness
  • impaired memory
  • joint stiffness
  • type 2 diabetes mellitus
  • urethral pain
2 - 5 years:
  • anxiety disorder due to a general medical condition
  • fibromyalgia
  • hemochromatosis
  • high blood pressure
  • liver cirrhosis
  • low platelet count
  • arthritis
  • diarrhea
  • loss of hair
  • platelet count
5 - 10 years:
  • anxiety disorder due to a general medical condition
  • fibromyalgia
  • hemochromatosis
  • high blood pressure
  • liver cirrhosis
  • low platelet count
  • muscle mass
  • colon cancer metastatic
  • hypertension
  • hypothyroidism
10+ years:
  • abdominal pain
  • dizziness
  • haemolytic anaemia
  • platelet count
  • pneumonia
  • type 2 diabetes mellitus
  • urinary tract infection
not specified:
  • fatigue
  • nausea
  • pyrexia
  • fall
  • pneumonia
  • dyspnoea
  • vomiting
  • arthralgia
  • pain in extremity
  • chest pain

Most common drug interactions by gender *:

female:
  • pyrexia
  • fatigue
  • dyspnoea
  • pain in extremity
  • fall
  • nausea
  • pruritus
  • pain
  • drug ineffective
  • pneumonia
male:
  • fatigue
  • pneumonia
  • nausea
  • arthralgia
  • colon cancer metastatic
  • hypertension
  • hypothyroidism
  • myelodysplastic syndrome
  • anaemia
  • chest pain

Most common drug interactions by age *:

30-39:
  • palpitations
  • injection site pain
  • muscle mass
40-49:
  • decreased appetite
  • mental status changes
  • nausea
  • arthropathy
  • fatigue
  • hepatitis c
  • oesophageal haemorrhage
  • osteonecrosis
  • pneumonia
  • varices oesophageal
50-59:
  • hypertension
  • colon cancer metastatic
  • hypothyroidism
  • pruritus
  • arthralgia
  • chest pain
  • musculoskeletal pain
  • pain
  • pain in extremity
  • fall
60+:
  • fatigue
  • pyrexia
  • pneumonia
  • dyspnoea
  • fall
  • myelodysplastic syndrome
  • anaemia
  • cough
  • nasopharyngitis
  • nausea

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

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On eHealthMe, Synthroid (levothyroxine sodium) is often used to treat hypothyroidism. Milk thistle (milk thistle) is often used to treat liver disorder. Find out below the conditions the drugs are used for and how effective they are.

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