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Review: could Synthroid cause Dry throat?

Summary: Dry throat could be caused by Synthroid, especially for people who are female, 60+ old, 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, 118 have Dry throat. Find out below who they are, when they have Dry throat and more.

On Apr, 17, 2014: 88,617 people reported to have side effects when taking Synthroid. Among them, 118 people (0.13%) have Dry Throat. They amount to 0.82% of all the 14,464 people who have Dry Throat on eHealthMe.

Trend of Dry throat in Synthroid reports

Time on Synthroid when people have Dry throat * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Dry throat33.33%0.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%66.67%

Gender of people who have Dry throat when taking Synthroid * :

FemaleMale
Dry throat85.94%14.06%

Age of people who have Dry throat when taking Synthroid * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Dry throat0.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%1.71%5.98%22.22%70.09%

Severity of Dry throat when taking Synthroid ** :

leastmoderateseveremost severe
Dry throat0.00%100.00%0.00%0.00%

How people recovered from Dry throat ** :

while on the drugafter off the drugnot yet
Dry throat0.00%0.00%100.00%

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Hypothyroidism (28 people, 23.73%)
  2. Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (15 people, 12.71%)
  3. Hypertension (13 people, 11.02%)
  4. Cardiac disorder (10 people, 8.47%)
  5. Gastrooesophageal reflux disease (10 people, 8.47%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Aspirin (20 people, 16.95%)
  2. Lasix (17 people, 14.41%)
  3. Atenolol (16 people, 13.56%)
  4. Prilosec (15 people, 12.71%)
  5. Lipitor (15 people, 12.71%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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