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Review: could Synthroid cause Fatigue?

Summary: Fatigue could be caused by Synthroid, especially for people who are female, 60+ old, also take Aspirin, and have Hypothyroidism.

We study 88,631 people who have side effects while taking Synthroid from FDA and social media. Among them, 6,515 have Fatigue. Find out below who they are, when they have Fatigue and more.

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Synthroid

Synthroid (latest outcomes from 93,438 users) has active ingredients of levothyroxine sodium. It is often used in hypothyroidism.

Fatigue

Fatigue (feeling of tiredness) (latest reports from 1,536,670 patients) has been reported by people with multiple sclerosis, high blood pressure, depression, rheumatoid arthritis, osteoporosis.

On Apr, 11, 2014: 88,621 people reported to have side effects when taking Synthroid. Among them, 6,521 people (7.36%) have Fatigue. They amount to 0.42% of all the 1,534,885 people who have Fatigue on eHealthMe.

Trend of Fatigue in Synthroid reports

Time on Synthroid when people have Fatigue * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Fatigue10.08%16.54%6.72%7.49%19.38%16.28%23.51%

Gender of people who have Fatigue when taking Synthroid * :

FemaleMale
Fatigue83.15%16.85%

Age of people who have Fatigue when taking Synthroid * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Fatigue0.05%0.13%0.48%1.31%6.52%14.58%23.57%53.37%

Severity of Fatigue when taking Synthroid ** :

leastmoderateseveremost severe
Fatigue2.51%53.77%35.68%8.04%

How people recovered from Fatigue ** :

while on the drugafter off the drugnot yet
Fatigue3.77%7.55%88.68%

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Hypothyroidism (1,186 people, 18.19%)
  2. Hypertension (502 people, 7.70%)
  3. Osteoporosis (454 people, 6.96%)
  4. Depression (431 people, 6.61%)
  5. Thyroid disorder (333 people, 5.11%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Aspirin (1,052 people, 16.13%)
  2. Lasix (765 people, 11.73%)
  3. Lipitor (728 people, 11.16%)
  4. Coumadin (538 people, 8.25%)
  5. Nexium (519 people, 7.96%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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  • diagnosed first with lupus then changed to mixed connective tissue disease. I have had this for 25 years becoming increasingly more debilitation. Plaquenil helped for a while but I quit taking it.

    Lately I have found that taking potassium prescription strength helps my fatigue and muscle strength. at times i have periodic paralysis when i am extremely fatigued. K does help this but it gets up so high in my blood level my physcian worries about it causing a heart attack.





    also my blood ammonia gets up to 82.. I am so sleepy I am almost comatose . I take lactalose but if I quit taking it my blood ammonia creeps up. My liver and kidneys are fine. Drs cannot find what is causing the high ammonia. thank you Catherine Dale

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