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Review: Zetia and Synthroid

This review analyzes the effectiveness and drug interactions between Zetia and Synthroid. It is created by eHealthMe based on 3,398 people who take the drugs. The review uses reports from FDA and social media, and is updated regularly.

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On Apr, 4, 2014: 3,398 people who reported to have interactions when taking Zetia, Synthroid are studied

Trend of Zetia, Synthroid's drug interactions, side effects and effectiveness reports (4784544)

Drug combinations in study:
- Zetia (ezetimibe)
- Synthroid (levothyroxine sodium)

eHealthMe real world results:

Most common interactions experienced by people in the use of Zetia, Synthroid:

(click on each outcome to view in-depth analysis, incl. how people recovered)
InteractionNumber of reports
Asthenia (weakness)876
Dyspnoea (difficult or laboured respiration)817
Fatigue (feeling of tiredness)688
Anxiety661
Dizziness651
Arthralgia (joint pain)649
Nausea (feeling of having an urge to vomit)648
Pain556
Depression416
Headache (pain in head)414

Most common interactions experienced by people in long term use of Zetia, Synthroid:

(click on each outcome to view in-depth analysis, incl. how people recovered)
InteractionNumber of reports
Myalgia (muscle pain)33
Muscular Weakness (muscle weakness)31
Deep Vein Thrombosis (blood clot in a major vein that usually develops in the legs and/or pelvis)27
Pain In Extremity22
Pulmonary Embolism (blockage of the main artery of the lung)20
Burning Sensation20
Fatigue (feeling of tiredness)18
Oedema Peripheral (superficial swelling)16
Skin Tightness14
Skin Induration (an abnormally hard spot or area on the skin)14

How effective are the drugs:

not at allsomewhatmoderatehighvery high
Zetia0.00%18.18%18.18%45.45%18.18%
Synthroid0.00%21.43%21.43%28.57%28.57%

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Blood cholesterol increased
  2. Hypertension
  3. Hypothyroidism
  4. Diabetes mellitus
  5. Hypercholesterolaemia

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Aspirin
  2. Lipitor
  3. Plavix
  4. Lasix
  5. Nexium

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

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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.

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