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Review: could Synthroid cause Acne?

We study 88,863 people who have side effects while taking Synthroid from FDA and social media. Among them, 154 have Acne. Find out below who they are, when they have Acne and more.

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Synthroid

Synthroid (latest outcomes from 93,669 users) has active ingredients of levothyroxine sodium. It is often used in hypothyroidism.

Acne

Acne (skin problems that cause pimples) (latest reports from 63,101 patients) has been reported by people with birth control, rheumatoid arthritis, depression, crohn's disease, multiple sclerosis.

On Oct, 13, 2014: 88,863 people reported to have side effects when taking Synthroid. Among them, 154 people (0.17%) have Acne.

Trend of Acne in Synthroid reports

Time on Synthroid when people have Acne * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Acne25.00%0.00%0.00%8.33%25.00%8.33%33.33%

Gender of people who have Acne when taking Synthroid * :

FemaleMale
Acne89.60%10.40%

Age of people who have Acne when taking Synthroid * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Acne0.72%5.80%0.00%5.07%25.36%20.29%13.04%29.71%

Severity of Acne when taking Synthroid ** :

leastmoderateseveremost severe
Acne20.00%20.00%60.00%0.00%

How people recovered from Acne ** :

while on the drugafter off the drugnot yet
Acne0.00%0.00%100.00%

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Hypothyroidism (36 people, 23.38%)
  2. Thyroid disorder (13 people, 8.44%)
  3. Thyroid cancer (12 people, 7.79%)
  4. Anxiety (11 people, 7.14%)
  5. Blood cholesterol increased (10 people, 6.49%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Zoloft (15 people, 9.74%)
  2. Cyproheptadine hcl (13 people, 8.44%)
  3. Levothyroxine sodium (13 people, 8.44%)
  4. Aspirin (9 people, 5.84%)
  5. Premarin (9 people, 5.84%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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