Synthroid and Autoimmune disorder - from FDA reports


Summary

Autoimmune disorder is found among people who take Synthroid, especially for people who are female, 60+ old , have been taking the drug for 6 - 12 months, also take medication Lipitor, and have Hypothyroidism . We study 129,039 people who have side effects while taking Synthroid from FDA. Among them, 67 have Autoimmune disorder. Find out below who they are, when they have Autoimmune disorder and more.

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Synthroid

Synthroid has active ingredients of levothyroxine sodium. It is often used in hypothyroidism. (latest outcomes from Synthroid 137,587 users)

Autoimmune Disorder

Autoimmune disorder (a condition in which the immune system attacks the body's normal substances and tissue) has been reported by people with acne, multiple sclerosis, rheumatoid arthritis, osteoporosis, hepatitis c (latest reports from 3,773 Autoimmune disorder patients).

On Jan, 30, 2017

129,039 people reported to have side effects when taking Synthroid.
Among them, 67 people (0.05%) have Autoimmune Disorder


Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Synthroid cause Autoimmune disorder?

Time on Synthroid when people have Autoimmune Disorder *:

  • < 1 month: 0.0 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 0.0 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 100 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 0.0 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 0.0 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 0.0 %
  • 10+ years: 0.0 %

Gender of people who have Autoimmune Disorder when taking Synthroid *:

  • female: 93.94 %
  • male: 6.06 %

Age of people who have Autoimmune Disorder when taking Synthroid *:

  • 0-1: 0.0 %
  • 2-9: 0.0 %
  • 10-19: 1.92 %
  • 20-29: 1.92 %
  • 30-39: 9.62 %
  • 40-49: 9.62 %
  • 50-59: 25.0 %
  • 60+: 51.92 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Hypothyroidism (14 people, 20.90%)
  • Depression (9 people, 13.43%)
  • Osteoporosis (6 people, 8.96%)
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis (5 people, 7.46%)
  • Sjogren Syndrome (4 people, 5.97%)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Lipitor (11 people, 16.42%)
  • Nexium (7 people, 10.45%)
  • Neurontin (7 people, 10.45%)
  • Lasix (7 people, 10.45%)
  • Cytomel (7 people, 10.45%)

Top other side effects for these people *:

  • Pain (19 people, 28.36%)
  • Nausea (13 people, 19.40%)
  • Weakness (10 people, 14.93%)
  • Fatigue (10 people, 14.93%)
  • Weight Decreased (9 people, 13.43%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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