Review: could Synthroid cause Autoimmune Disorder?


Autoimmune disorder 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 Lipitor, and have Hypothyroidism . We study 102,846 people who have side effects while taking Synthroid from FDA and social media. Among them, 52 have Autoimmune disorder. Find out below who they are, when they have Autoimmune disorder and more.

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Synthroid has active ingredients of levothyroxine sodium. It is often used in hypothyroidism. (latest outcomes from Synthroid 107,543 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 breathing difficulty, fever, rashes, drug ineffective, injection site pain (latest reports from 2,711 Autoimmune disorder patients).

On Aug, 28, 2016

102,846 people reported to have side effects when taking Synthroid.
Among them, 52 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: 25 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 0.0 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 0.0 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 0.0 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 0.0 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 25 %
  • 10+ years: 50 %

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

  • female: 92.31 %
  • male: 7.69 %

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

  • 0-1: 0.0 %
  • 2-9: 0.0 %
  • 10-19: 2.33 %
  • 20-29: 2.33 %
  • 30-39: 16.28 %
  • 40-49: 11.63 %
  • 50-59: 20.93 %
  • 60+: 46.51 %

Severity if Autoimmune Disorder when taking Synthroid **:

  • least: 0.0 %
  • moderate: 33.33 %
  • severe: 33.33 %
  • most severe: 33.33 %

How people recovered from Autoimmune Disorder **:

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

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Hypothyroidism (11 people)
  • Depression (7 people)
  • Osteoporosis (5 people)
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis (4 people)
  • Gastrooesophageal Reflux Disease (3 people)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Lipitor (12 people)
  • Nexium (7 people)
  • Neurontin (7 people)
  • Lasix (7 people)
  • Protonix (6 people)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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