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Review: could Cytomel cause Back pain?

Summary: Back pain is found among people who take Cytomel, especially for people who are female, 50-59 old, have been taking the drug for < 1 month, also take medication Synthroid, and have Thyroid diseases.

We study 2,263 people who have side effects while taking Cytomel from FDA and social media. Among them, 56 have Back pain. Find out below who they are, when they have Back pain and more.

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Cytomel has active ingredients of liothyronine sodium. It is often used in hypothyroidism. (latest outcomes from 2,583 Cytomel users)

Back pain

Back pain has been reported by people with osteoporosis, multiple sclerosis, pain, high blood pressure, rheumatoid arthritis. (latest reports from 107,113 Back pain patients)

On Mar, 28, 2015: 2,261 people reported to have side effects when taking Cytomel. Among them, 56 people (2.48%) have Back Pain.

Trend of Back pain in Cytomel reports

Time on Cytomel when people have Back pain * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Back pain88.89%0.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%11.11%

Gender of people who have Back pain when taking Cytomel * :

Back pain89.04%10.96%

Age of people who have Back pain when taking Cytomel * :

Back pain0.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%7.14%20.00%45.71%27.14%

Severity of Back pain when taking Cytomel ** :

leastmoderateseveremost severe
Back pain0.00%100.00%0.00%0.00%

How people recovered from Back pain ** :


Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Thyroid disorder (25 people, 44.64%)
  2. Thyroidectomy (22 people, 39.29%)
  3. Hypertension (12 people, 21.43%)
  4. Gastrooesophageal reflux disease (9 people, 16.07%)
  5. Fatigue (8 people, 14.29%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Synthroid (49 people, 87.50%)
  2. Cod liver oil (24 people, 42.86%)
  3. Celexa (14 people, 25.00%)
  4. Lipitor (14 people, 25.00%)
  5. Wellbutrin (13 people, 23.21%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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