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Review: could Synthroid cause Chest pain?

Summary: Chest pain could be caused by Synthroid, especially for people who are female, 60+ old, have been taking the drug for < 1 month, also take Aspirin, and have Hypothyroidism.

We study 88,617 people who have side effects while taking Synthroid from FDA and social media. Among them, 4,475 have Chest pain. Find out below who they are, when they have Chest pain and more.

On Apr, 11, 2014: 88,621 people reported to have side effects when taking Synthroid. Among them, 4,476 people (5.05%) have Chest Pain. They amount to 0.49% of all the 915,942 people who have Chest Pain on eHealthMe.

Trend of Chest pain in Synthroid reports

Time on Synthroid when people have Chest pain * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Chest pain24.72%21.91%2.25%11.80%7.30%8.43%23.60%

Gender of people who have Chest pain when taking Synthroid * :

FemaleMale
Chest pain84.03%15.97%

Age of people who have Chest pain when taking Synthroid * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Chest pain0.00%0.00%0.58%1.97%7.01%15.29%26.24%48.92%

Severity of Chest pain when taking Synthroid ** :

leastmoderateseveremost severe
Chest pain19.23%53.85%26.92%0.00%

How people recovered from Chest pain ** :

while on the drugafter off the drugnot yet
Chest pain0.00%0.00%100.00%

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Hypothyroidism (790 people, 17.65%)
  2. Hypertension (426 people, 9.52%)
  3. Osteoporosis (391 people, 8.74%)
  4. Pain (243 people, 5.43%)
  5. Depression (226 people, 5.05%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Aspirin (857 people, 19.15%)
  2. Lasix (621 people, 13.87%)
  3. Vioxx (543 people, 12.13%)
  4. Lipitor (528 people, 11.80%)
  5. Premarin (494 people, 11.04%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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  • I take methotexate weekly.. After a day of taking them, I have terrible chest pain that radiates to my neck, and down my sides

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  • From this study (3 months ago):


  • pain n the chest came first time and lasted a few minutes and second pain in chest 2 or 3 hours later and lasted few minutes.

    pain in the arm starting from the hand and going up, during the second chest pain.

    was very nauseous few days prior to pain and felt dizziness, this happened at night when I went to sleep.

    Thank you.

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