Review: could Garlic cause Underactive Thyroid?


Underactive thyroid is found among people who take Garlic, especially for people who are female, 60+ old , have been taking the drug for 5 - 10 years, also take medication Alendronate Sodium, and have Hypersensitivity . We study 1,214 people who have side effects while taking Garlic from FDA and social media. Among them, 8 have Underactive thyroid. Find out below who they are, when they have Underactive thyroid and more.

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Garlic has active ingredients of allium sativum. It is often used in supplementation therapy. (latest outcomes from Garlic 1,425 users)

Underactive Thyroid

Underactive thyroid has been reported by people with asthma, dry mouth, feeling abnormal, weakness, paraesthesia (latest reports from 57,626 Underactive thyroid patients).

On Aug, 26, 2016

1,214 people reported to have side effects when taking Garlic.
Among them, 8 people (0.66%) have Underactive Thyroid

Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Garlic cause Underactive thyroid?

Time on Garlic when people have Underactive Thyroid *:

  • < 1 month: 0.0 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 0.0 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 0.0 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 0.0 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 0.0 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 66.67 %
  • 10+ years: 33.33 %

Gender of people who have Underactive Thyroid when taking Garlic *:

  • female: 85.71 %
  • male: 14.29 %

Age of people who have Underactive Thyroid when taking Garlic *:

  • 0-1: 0.0 %
  • 2-9: 0.0 %
  • 10-19: 0.0 %
  • 20-29: 0.0 %
  • 30-39: 0.0 %
  • 40-49: 0.0 %
  • 50-59: 50 %
  • 60+: 50 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Osteopenia (3 people)
  • Hypersensitivity (3 people)
  • Hypertension (2 people)
  • Dizziness (2 people)
  • Asthma (2 people)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Alendronate Sodium (4 people)
  • Zyrtec (3 people)
  • Vitamins (unspecified) (3 people)
  • Fosamax (3 people)
  • Calcium (unspecified) (3 people)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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