Could Synthroid cause Acne - from FDA reports


Summary

Acne is found among people who take Synthroid, especially for people who are female, 60+ old , have been taking the drug for 10+ years, also take medication Humira, and have Hypothyroidism . We study 132,336 people who have side effects while taking Synthroid from FDA. Among them, 262 have Acne. Find out below who they are, when they have Acne and more.

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Synthroid

Synthroid has active ingredients of levothyroxine sodium. It is often used in hypothyroidism. (latest outcomes from Synthroid 137,417 users)

Acne

Acne (skin problems that cause pimples) has been reported by people with birth control, acne, rheumatoid arthritis, crohn's disease, multiple sclerosis (latest reports from 44,594 Acne patients).

On Nov, 20, 2016

132,336 people reported to have side effects when taking Synthroid.
Among them, 262 people (0.2%) have Acne


Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Synthroid cause Acne?

Time on Synthroid when people have Acne *:

  • < 1 month: 17.65 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 23.53 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 0.0 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 5.88 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 11.76 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 11.76 %
  • 10+ years: 29.41 %

Gender of people who have Acne when taking Synthroid *:

  • female: 84.56 %
  • male: 15.44 %

Age of people who have Acne when taking Synthroid *:

  • 0-1: 1.56 %
  • 2-9: 2.08 %
  • 10-19: 0.52 %
  • 20-29: 4.69 %
  • 30-39: 16.67 %
  • 40-49: 19.27 %
  • 50-59: 16.15 %
  • 60+: 39.06 %

Severity of Acne **:

  • least: 14.29 %
  • moderate: 42.86 %
  • severe: 42.86 %
  • most severe: 0.0 %

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Humira (18 people, 6.87%)
  • Methotrexate (17 people, 6.49%)
  • Cymbalta (17 people, 6.49%)
  • Lipitor (14 people, 5.34%)
  • Vitamin D (13 people, 4.96%)

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Potential co-existing conditions

  • Rheumatoid Arthritis (22 people, 8.40%)
  • High Blood Cholesterol (21 people, 8.02%)
  • Depression (18 people, 6.87%)

Potential co-existing symptoms

  • Rashes (63 people, 24.05%)
  • Diarrhea (46 people, 17.56%)
  • Fatigue (42 people, 16.03%)
  • Nausea (37 people, 14.12%)
  • Itching (37 people, 14.12%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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