Review: Zetia and Synthroid
This review analyzes the effectiveness and drug interactions between Zetia and Synthroid. It is created by eHealthMe based on reports of 3,468 people who take the same drugs from FDA and social media, and is updated regularly.
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What are the drugs
Zetia (latest outcomes from 24,972 users) has active ingredients of ezetimibe. It is often used in high blood cholesterol.
Synthroid (latest outcomes from 93,730 users) has active ingredients of levothyroxine sodium. It is often used in hypothyroidism.
On Oct, 26, 2014: 3,468 people who take Zetia, Synthroid are studied
Drug combinations in study:
- Zetia (ezetimibe)
- Synthroid (levothyroxine sodium)
Drug effectiveness over time :
|< 1 month||1 - 6 months||6 - 12 months||1 - 2 years||2 - 5 years||5 - 10 years||10+ years||not specified|
|Zetia is effective||n/a||16.67%|
(1 of 6 people)
(1 of 3 people)
(6 of 15 people)
(8 of 21 people)
(7 of 16 people)
(3 of 4 people)
|Synthroid is effective||n/a||50.00%|
(1 of 2 people)
(3 of 3 people)
(3 of 8 people)
(7 of 14 people)
(13 of 21 people)
(18 of 22 people)
Most common drug interactions over time * :
|< 1 month||1 - 6 months||6 - 12 months||1 - 2 years||2 - 5 years||5 - 10 years||10+ years||not specified|
|Dizziness||Myalgia||Blood Creatine Phosphokinase Increased||Muscle Spasms||Bone Pain||Chronic Fatigue Syndrome||Fatigue||Nausea|
|Fatigue||Blood Creatine Phosphokinase Increased||Myalgia||Diverticulum||Pain In Extremity||Arteriosclerosis||Dizziness||Fatigue|
|Myalgia||Rhabdomyolysis||Nausea||Fatigue||Joint Swelling||Myalgia||Pulmonary Embolism||Dizziness|
|Nausea||Pelvic Pain||Fatigue||Muscular Weakness||Joint Range Of Motion Decreased||Parathyroid Tumour Benign||Deep Vein Thrombosis||Asthenia|
|Diarrhoea||Deep Vein Thrombosis||Headache||Cognitive Disorder||Burning Sensation||Haemorrhoids||Swollen Tongue||Dyspnoea|
|Pain In Extremity||Hepatic Failure||Thrombocytopenia||Hepatomegaly||Musculoskeletal Stiffness||Renal Disorder||Angioedema||Pain|
|Pruritus||Aspartate Aminotransferase Increased||Rhabdomyolysis||Anxiety||Gait Disturbance||Hypersomnia||Depression||Headache|
|Arthralgia||Back Pain||Jaundice Cholestatic||Myalgia||Nephrogenic Systemic Fibrosis||Osteopenia||Seizure||Arthralgia|
|Chest Pain||Diarrhoea||Abdominal Distension||Hypersensitivity||Peau D'orange||Nasal Turbinate Hypertrophy||Postnasal Drip||Depression|
|Pulmonary Embolism||Alanine Aminotransferase Increased||Abdominal Pain Upper||Headache||Oedema Peripheral||Hypothermia||Weight Increased||Back Pain|
Drug effectiveness by gender :
|Zetia is effective||38.64%|
(17 of 44 people)
(9 of 21 people)
|Synthroid is effective||69.39%|
(34 of 49 people)
(11 of 21 people)
Most common drug interactions by gender * :
|Asthenia||Renal Failure Acute|
|Back Pain||Cardiac Failure Congestive|
|Pain In Extremity||Anxiety|
Drug effectiveness by age :
|Zetia is effective||n/a||n/a||n/a||n/a||n/a||26.67%|
(4 of 15 people)
(10 of 59 people)
(12 of 42 people)
|Synthroid is effective||n/a||n/a||n/a||n/a||0.00%|
(0 of 1 people)
(6 of 15 people)
(19 of 63 people)
(20 of 43 people)
Most common drug interactions by age * :
|Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus||n/a||n/a||Cholecystitis Acute||Dyspnoea||Nausea||Nausea||Fatigue|
|Sensation Of Foreign Body||Gallbladder Non-functioning||Sleep Apnoea Syndrome||Pain||Depression||Dizziness|
|Gallbladder Operation||Anxiety||Anxiety||Completed Suicide||Headache||Nausea|
|Blood Cholesterol Increased||Pain||Asthenia||Nephrogenic Systemic Fibrosis||Pain||Asthenia|
|General Physical Health Deterioration||Blood Creatine Phosphokinase Increased||Vomiting||Dizziness||Arthralgia|
|Anhedonia||Deep Vein Thrombosis||Gait Disturbance||Abdominal Pain||Pain In Extremity|
|Balance Disorder||Nausea||Renal Failure Acute||Blood Glucose Increased||Back Pain|
* Some reports may have incomplete information.
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Can you answer these questions (Ask a question):
- Could fenofibrate cause extreme vaginal irritation?
(Asked by a 72 year old woman who has Itching,burning Of External Vaginal Area., and takes Levothyroxine Sodium, Fenofibrate)
might possibly be pre-diabetic...Dr checks blood sugar every 6 mo.
- Hallucinations and skin thas red and hurts
(Asked by a 46 year old woman who has Hallucinations.skin Thats Red Like A Sun Burn And Mouth Blisters, and takes Hydrochlorothiazide, Sudafed, Levothyroxine Thyroid)
I am having horrable hallucinations.manic episodes because i slam on the brakes to avoid people or animals that are not there.i feel like im going to razy.high bood pressure, heavy breathing and anxiety.my face and body have spoys that are like a sun burn and blisters in my mouth.emergency room accu ...
- Is it okay to take co enzyme q 10 with levothyroxine
(Asked by a 66 year old woman who has Hypothyroidism, and takes Levothyroxine Sodium)
Is it okay to take Co Enzyme Q10 with Lovothyroxine. Will it stop my Levothyroxine from working properly. I am also on Simvastaton. Would appreciate any advice on this.
- Why would i get copd since i never smoked?
(Asked by a 62 year old woman who has Rheumatoid Arthritis, PBC, AIH, Asthma, and takes Vitamin D, Calcium Carbonate, Anturol, Morphine Sulfate, Levothyroxine Sodium, Pyridium, Cyclobenzaprine Hydrochloride, Azathioprine, Proair Hfa, Advair Diskus 250/50, Combivent)
I have several autoimmune disorders, I was shocked to get the COPD diagnosis since I have never smoked but I had second hand smoke first 23 years of my life. My doctor said my Autoimmune Hepatitis and Primary Biliary Cholingitis set me up for COPD.
- Have you taken levothyroxine and noticed a ringing in your eyes after taking the medication.
(Asked by a 66 year old man who has Tinnitus, and takes Levothyroxine Sodium)
Never had ringing before taking Levothyroxine for thyroid problem.If you have experienced the same please respond when and if you had the same.Thanks
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(Posted by a 55 year old woman who has Graves Disease, Essential High Blood Pressure, and takes Lisinopril, Losartan, Amlodipine, Levothyroxine Sodium)
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- Shortness of breath after taking levothyroxine for 8-10 yrs.
(Posted by a 38 year old woman who has Hypothyroidism, and takes Levothyroxine Sodium)
I have been experiencing shortness of breath lately when taking the levothyroxine. If I stop taking it for a couple of days my shortness of breath is pretty much gone.
Complete drug side effects:
On eHealthMe, Zetia (ezetimibe) is often used to treat high blood cholesterol. Synthroid (levothyroxine sodium) is often used to treat hypothyroidism. 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.
What is the drug used for and how effective is it:
- Zetia is used in:
- Synthroid is used in:
Other drugs that are used to treat the same conditions:
- Zetia alternatives:
- Synthroid alternatives:
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