Review: taking Turmeric and Synthroid together


Summary

Drug interactions are reported among people who take Turmeric and Synthroid together. This review analyzes the effectiveness and drug interactions between Turmeric and Synthroid. It is created by eHealthMe based on reports of 92 people who take the same drugs from FDA and social media, and is updated regularly.

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Turmeric

Turmeric has active ingredients of turmeric. It is often used in arthritis. (latest outcomes from Turmeric 373 users)

Synthroid

Synthroid has active ingredients of levothyroxine sodium. It is often used in hypothyroidism. (latest outcomes from Synthroid 104,321 users)

On Aug, 19, 2016

92 people who take Turmeric, Synthroid are studied.


Number of reports submitted per year:

Turmeric and Synthroid drug interactions.

Drug effectiveness over time:

Turmeric:
  • < 1 month: 33.0% - (1 of 3 people)
  • 1 - 6 months: 0.0% - (0 of 3 people)
  • 6 - 12 months: 0.0% - (0 of 1 people)
  • 1 - 2 years: 25.0% - (1 of 4 people)
  • 2 - 5 years: 0.0% - (0 of 2 people)
  • 5 - 10 years: 0.0% - (0 of 0 people)
  • 10+ years: 0.0% - (0 of 0 people)
  • not specified: 0.0% - (0 of 0 people)
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: 0.0% - (0 of 2 people)
  • 2 - 5 years: 100.0% - (3 of 3 people)
  • 5 - 10 years: 75.0% - (3 of 4 people)
  • 10+ years: 70.0% - (7 of 10 people)
  • not specified: 0.0% - (0 of 0 people)

Drug effectiveness by gender:

Turmeric:
  • female: 20.0% - (2 of 10 people)
  • male: 0.0% - (0 of 3 people)
Synthroid:
  • female: 68.0% - (11 of 16 people)
  • male: 75.0% - (3 of 4 people)

Drug effectiveness by age:

Turmeric:
  • 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 0 people)
  • 40-49: 0.0% - (0 of 1 people)
  • 50-59: 0.0% - (0 of 3 people)
  • 60+: 22.0% - (2 of 9 people)
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 0 people)
  • 40-49: 50.0% - (1 of 2 people)
  • 50-59: 83.0% - (5 of 6 people)
  • 60+: 66.0% - (8 of 12 people)

Most common drug interactions over time *:

< 1 month:
  • high blood pressure
  • arrhythmia
  • asthma
  • back pain - low
  • depression
  • diverticulitis aggravated
  • panic disorder with agoraphobia
  • syncope
  • weight gain
  • arthritis
1 - 6 months:
  • constipation
  • weight gain
  • rectal bleeding
6 - 12 months:
  • apnea - sleep apnea syndrome
  • blood thinner
  • degenerative joint disease
  • depression
  • seasonal allergy
  • thinning of skin
1 - 2 years:
  • anemia - idiopathic aplastic
  • bone and joint pain
  • hair loss
  • migraine
  • pancytopenia
  • restless legs syndrome
  • spinal stenosis
2 - 5 years:
  • pancytopenia
  • snoring
  • bipolar i disorder
  • depression
  • fatigue - chronic
  • high blood cholesterol and triglycerides
  • high blood pressure
  • high blood sugar
  • hypothyroidism
  • myoclonic jerks
5 - 10 years:
  • dizziness
  • snoring
10+ years:
  • weight gain
  • constipation
  • depression
  • high blood pressure
  • apnea - sleep apnea syndrome
  • arrhythmia
  • asthma
  • back pain - low
  • blood thinner
  • degenerative joint disease
not specified:
  • platelet count decreased
  • asthenia
  • burning sensation
  • drug ineffective
  • fatigue
  • accident
  • back pain
  • confusional state
  • depression
  • dizziness

Most common drug interactions by gender *:

female:
  • weight gain
  • constipation
  • depression
  • platelet count decreased
  • burning sensation
  • high blood pressure
  • restless legs syndrome
  • syncope
  • accident
  • asthenia
male:
  • confusional state
  • memory impairment
  • pancytopenia
  • colitis ulcerative
  • drug ineffective
  • intervertebral disc protrusion
  • myalgia
  • myelodysplastic syndrome
  • actinic keratosis
  • ageusia

Most common drug interactions by age *:

10-19:
  • multiple fractures
  • osteopenia
  • osteoporosis
  • procedural pain
30-39:
  • colitis ulcerative
  • drug ineffective
  • intervertebral disc protrusion
  • myalgia
  • aggression
  • full blood count abnormal
  • injection site urticaria
  • mental impairment
  • neutropenia
  • overdose
40-49:
  • asthenia
  • constipation
  • gait disturbance
  • influenza like illness
50-59:
  • constipation
  • weight gain
  • depression
  • apnea - sleep apnea syndrome
  • blood thinner
  • degenerative joint disease
  • drug ineffective
  • seasonal allergy
  • thinning of skin
  • urinary tract infection
60+:
  • depression
  • burning sensation
  • dizziness
  • fatigue
  • pancytopenia
  • platelet count decreased
  • restless legs syndrome
  • accident
  • asthenia
  • confusional state

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

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