Review: could Synthroid cause Acne?


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 128,803 people who have side effects while taking Synthroid from FDA and social media. Among them, 242 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 133,829 users)

Acne

Acne (skin problems that cause pimples) has been reported by people with ulcerative colitis, pain, crohn's disease, irritable bowel syndrome, emotional distress (latest reports from 43,460 Acne patients).

On Sep, 18, 2016

128,803 people reported to have side effects when taking Synthroid.
Among them, 242 people (0.19%) have Acne


Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Synthroid cause Acne?

Time on Synthroid when people have Acne *:

  • < 1 month: 13.33 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 13.33 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 0.0 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 6.67 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 13.33 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 20.0 %
  • 10+ years: 33.33 %

Gender of people who have Acne when taking Synthroid *:

  • female: 84.94 %
  • male: 15.06 %

Age of people who have Acne when taking Synthroid *:

  • 0-1: 1.12 %
  • 2-9: 2.23 %
  • 10-19: 0.56 %
  • 20-29: 5.03 %
  • 30-39: 17.32 %
  • 40-49: 19.55 %
  • 50-59: 15.08 %
  • 60+: 39.11 %

Severity if Acne when taking Synthroid **:

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

How people recovered from Acne **:

  • while on drug: 0.0 %
  • after off the drug: 0.0 %
  • not yet: 100 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Hypothyroidism (53 people, 21.90%)
  • Thyroid Disorder (22 people, 9.09%)
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis (19 people, 7.85%)
  • Depression (18 people, 7.44%)
  • Thyroid Cancer (15 people, 6.20%)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Humira (18 people, 7.44%)
  • Cymbalta (16 people, 6.61%)
  • Methotrexate (15 people, 6.20%)
  • Lipitor (14 people, 5.79%)
  • Vitamin D (12 people, 4.96%)

Top other side effects for these people *:

  • Rash (43 people, 17.77%)
  • Diarrhoea (41 people, 16.94%)
  • Fatigue (40 people, 16.53%)
  • Pruritus (33 people, 13.64%)
  • Nausea (33 people, 13.64%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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