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Review: Synthroid and Lipitor

This review analyzes the effectiveness and drug interactions between Synthroid and Lipitor. It is created by eHealthMe based on reports of 15,809 people who take the same drugs from FDA and social media, and is updated regularly.

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What are the drugs

Synthroid (what 93,655 Synthroid users reported?) has active ingredients of levothyroxine sodium. It is used in hypothyroidism.

Lipitor (what 132,670 Lipitor users reported?) has active ingredients of atorvastatin calcium. It is used in high blood cholesterol.

On Sep, 16, 2014: 15,808 people who take Synthroid, Lipitor are studied

Synthroid, Lipitor outcomes

Drug combinations in study:
- Synthroid (levothyroxine sodium)
- Lipitor (atorvastatin calcium)

Drug effectiveness over time :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ yearsnot specified
Synthroid is effective33.33%
(1 of 3 people)
22.73%
(5 of 22 people)
41.18%
(7 of 17 people)
56.10%
(23 of 41 people)
53.85%
(42 of 78 people)
64.81%
(70 of 108 people)
82.88%
(121 of 146 people)
50.00%
(1 of 2 people)
Lipitor is effective0.00%
(0 of 5 people)
45.71%
(16 of 35 people)
47.62%
(10 of 21 people)
47.27%
(26 of 55 people)
64.86%
(72 of 111 people)
70.45%
(62 of 88 people)
77.61%
(52 of 67 people)
50.00%
(1 of 2 people)

Most common drug interactions over time * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ yearsnot specified
MyalgiaFatigueMyalgiaMyalgiaFatigueMyalgiaPain In ExtremityNausea
HeadacheMyalgiaBlood Cholesterol IncreasedDepressionMyalgiaPainMyalgiaFatigue
Pain In ExtremityNauseaInsomniaPain In ExtremityArthralgiaFatigueFatigueDyspnoea
Muscle SpasmsPain In ExtremityPain In ExtremityFatiguePainWeight IncreasedWeight IncreasedDizziness
DizzinessOedema PeripheralPainChest PainGait DisturbancePalpitationsAnxietyPain
ArthralgiaArthralgiaFatigueMuscle SpasmsMyocardial InfarctionBlood Creatine Phosphokinase IncreasedFallAsthenia
FatiguePainMuscular WeaknessArthralgiaAnxietyPain In ExtremityMuscular WeaknessMyalgia
PainDepressionAstheniaHypertensionDepressionMuscle SpasmsMulti-organ FailureDrug Ineffective
AstheniaBack PainArthralgiaNauseaBack PainOedema PeripheralBlood Cholesterol IncreasedChest Pain
Blood Cholesterol IncreasedAmnesiaHepatic Enzyme IncreasedPainMuscular WeaknessArthralgiaDepressionArthralgia

Drug effectiveness by gender :

FemaleMale
Synthroid is effective63.73%
(181 of 284 people)
67.18%
(88 of 131 people)
Lipitor is effective58.40%
(153 of 262 people)
70.49%
(86 of 122 people)

Most common drug interactions by gender * :

FemaleMale
NauseaFatigue
FatigueDizziness
PainMyocardial Infarction
DyspnoeaDyspnoea
AstheniaNausea
DizzinessChest Pain
MyalgiaAsthenia
FallDrug Ineffective
ArthralgiaPain
Drug IneffectiveMyalgia

Drug effectiveness by age :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Synthroid is effectiven/an/an/a5.56%
(1 of 18 people)
11.11%
(2 of 18 people)
33.98%
(35 of 103 people)
37.56%
(80 of 213 people)
50.17%
(151 of 301 people)
Lipitor is effectiven/an/an/a5.56%
(1 of 18 people)
18.75%
(3 of 16 people)
32.29%
(31 of 96 people)
33.51%
(64 of 191 people)
48.78%
(140 of 287 people)

Most common drug interactions by age * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
OsteoarthritisRoad Traffic AccidentCholelithiasisRenal Failure AcuteFatigueChest PainNauseaNausea
Type 2 Diabetes MellitusSleep DisorderGallbladder CholesterolosisConfusional StateType 2 Diabetes MellitusNauseaFatigueFatigue
Stress FractureConfusional StateCholecystitis ChronicPyrexiaBlood Cholesterol IncreasedPainAnxietyDizziness
PainTremorPyrexiaConstipationDiabetes MellitusAnxietyDyspnoeaAsthenia
Lupus-like SyndromeHallucination, VisualType 2 Diabetes MellitusInsomniaBlood Glucose IncreasedFatiguePainDyspnoea
ArthralgiaTachycardiaKidney Transplant RejectionPainAbdominal PainPain In ExtremityChest PainPain
Oedema PeripheralFeeling AbnormalLeukopeniaEjection Fraction DecreasedDepressionType 2 Diabetes MellitusMyocardial InfarctionDrug Ineffective
Patellofemoral Pain SyndromeContusionImmunosuppressant Drug Level DecreasedDizzinessObesityHeadacheWeight IncreasedFall
Lactic AcidosisConstipationPainDiverticulumInsomniaDizzinessArthralgiaMyalgia
Blood Triglycerides IncreasedFallAbnormal BehaviourDeliriumArthralgiaMyocardial InfarctionAstheniaDiarrhoea

* Some reports may have incomplete information.

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Comments from related studies:

  • From this study (1 month ago):

  • 1. Moderate usually dry cough, sometimes mild mucous, for 8-10 years duration, no other symptoms. 2. Mild & now fully controlled hypertension duration of 5-8 years.
    3. Recurrent prostatitis 10-14 years past, but symptom free since then.
    4. Mild hypothyroidism, fully corrected with low-dose thyroxine.
    5. Ex-smoker, began age 16, quit age 26, hasn't smoked for past 44 years.

    No other known medical conditions.

    Reply

  • From this study (3 months ago):

  • I started taking Lipitor a week ago and almost immediately started experiencing severe neck and shoulder pain.

    Reply

    Em on Jun, 23, 2014:

    Stop taking it AND call your physician immediately.

    Reply

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Complete drug side effects:

On eHealthMe, Synthroid (levothyroxine sodium) is often used to treat hypothyroidism. Lipitor (atorvastatin calcium) is often used to treat high blood cholesterol. Find out below the conditions the drugs are used for, how effective they are, and any alternative drugs that you can use to treat those same conditions.

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