Could Synthroid cause Coughing - from FDA reports


Summary

Coughing is found among people who take Synthroid, especially for people who are female, 60+ old , have been taking the drug for 1 - 2 years, also take medication Lasix, and have Hypothyroidism . We study 132,339 people who have side effects while taking Synthroid from FDA. Among them, 3,227 have Coughing. Find out below who they are, when they have Coughing 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)

Coughing

Coughing has been reported by people with rheumatoid arthritis, high blood pressure, asthma, multiple sclerosis, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (latest reports from 133,568 Coughing patients).

On Nov, 21, 2016

132,339 people reported to have side effects when taking Synthroid.
Among them, 3,227 people (2.44%) have Coughing


Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Synthroid cause Coughing?

Time on Synthroid when people have Coughing *:

  • < 1 month: 10.53 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 10.53 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 3.51 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 29.82 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 10.53 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 17.54 %
  • 10+ years: 17.54 %

Gender of people who have Coughing when taking Synthroid *:

  • female: 83.66 %
  • male: 16.34 %

Age of people who have Coughing when taking Synthroid *:

  • 0-1: 0.3 %
  • 2-9: 0.15 %
  • 10-19: 0.41 %
  • 20-29: 1.35 %
  • 30-39: 4.03 %
  • 40-49: 10.27 %
  • 50-59: 23.11 %
  • 60+: 60.37 %

Severity of Coughing **:

  • least: 7.14 %
  • moderate: 50.0 %
  • severe: 28.57 %
  • most severe: 14.29 %

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Lasix (427 people, 13.23%)
  • Lipitor (375 people, 11.62%)
  • Aspirin (346 people, 10.72%)
  • Prilosec (310 people, 9.61%)
  • Fosamax (276 people, 8.55%)

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Potential co-existing conditions

  • High Blood Pressure (335 people, 10.38%)
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis (304 people, 9.42%)
  • High Blood Cholesterol (279 people, 8.65%)
  • Asthma (249 people, 7.72%)
  • Osteoporosis (225 people, 6.97%)

Potential co-existing symptoms

  • Breathing Difficulty (841 people, 26.06%)
  • Fatigue (711 people, 22.03%)
  • Chest Pain (617 people, 19.12%)
  • Nausea (568 people, 17.60%)
  • Weakness (528 people, 16.36%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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