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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 15,803 people who take the same drugs from FDA and social media, and is updated regularly.

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What are the drugs

Synthroid (latest outcomes from 93,627 users) has active ingredients of levothyroxine sodium. It is used in hypothyroidism.

Lipitor (latest outcomes from 132,648 users) has active ingredients of atorvastatin calcium. It is used in high blood cholesterol.

On Aug, 17, 2014: 15,802 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)
53.25%
(41 of 77 people)
64.76%
(68 of 105 people)
82.64%
(119 of 144 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)
65.45%
(72 of 110 people)
70.45%
(62 of 88 people)
76.56%
(49 of 64 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
Muscle SpasmsNauseaInsomniaPain In ExtremityArthralgiaFatigueAnxietyDyspnoea
DizzinessPain In ExtremityPain In ExtremityFatiguePainBlood Creatine Phosphokinase IncreasedFatigueDizziness
Pain In ExtremityOedema PeripheralPainChest PainGait DisturbanceWeight IncreasedWeight IncreasedPain
ArthralgiaArthralgiaFatigueMuscle SpasmsMyocardial InfarctionPalpitationsDepressionAsthenia
FatiguePainMuscular WeaknessArthralgiaAnxietyPain In ExtremityBlood Cholesterol IncreasedMyalgia
PainDepressionAstheniaHypertensionBack PainMuscle SpasmsMulti-organ FailureDrug Ineffective
Blood Cholesterol IncreasedBack PainArthralgiaNauseaDepressionOedema PeripheralMuscular WeaknessChest Pain
AstheniaAmnesiaHepatic Enzyme IncreasedPainConstipationMuscular WeaknessFallArthralgia

Drug effectiveness by gender :

FemaleMale
Synthroid is effective63.57%
(178 of 280 people)
66.67%
(86 of 129 people)
Lipitor is effective58.30%
(151 of 259 people)
70.25%
(85 of 121 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)
50.52%
(146 of 289 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)
49.10%
(137 of 279 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 week 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 (1 month 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

  • From this study (3 months ago):

  • Occurs periodically usually a short time after food

    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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