Could Synthroid cause Fatigue - from FDA reports


Summary

Fatigue 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 Lasix, and have Hypothyroidism . We study 132,332 people who have side effects while taking Synthroid from FDA. Among them, 10,309 have Fatigue. Find out below who they are, when they have Fatigue and more.

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Synthroid

Synthroid has active ingredients of levothyroxine sodium. It is often used in hypothyroidism. (latest outcomes from Synthroid 137,433 users)

Fatigue

Fatigue (feeling of tiredness) has been reported by people with multiple sclerosis, rheumatoid arthritis, hepatitis c, high blood pressure, depression (latest reports from 359,710 Fatigue patients).

On Nov, 17, 2016

132,332 people reported to have side effects when taking Synthroid.
Among them, 10,309 people (7.79%) have Fatigue


Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Synthroid cause Fatigue?

Time on Synthroid when people have Fatigue *:

  • < 1 month: 12.58 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 13.59 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 5.88 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 7.51 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 19.27 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 16.02 %
  • 10+ years: 25.15 %

Gender of people who have Fatigue when taking Synthroid *:

  • female: 82.35 %
  • male: 17.65 %

Age of people who have Fatigue when taking Synthroid *:

  • 0-1: 0.09 %
  • 2-9: 0.15 %
  • 10-19: 0.65 %
  • 20-29: 1.56 %
  • 30-39: 5.96 %
  • 40-49: 13.84 %
  • 50-59: 23.03 %
  • 60+: 54.73 %

Severity of Fatigue **:

  • least: 2.56 %
  • moderate: 50.43 %
  • severe: 38.89 %
  • most severe: 8.12 %

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Lasix (980 people, 9.51%)
  • Lipitor (893 people, 8.66%)
  • Aspirin (851 people, 8.25%)
  • Nexium (670 people, 6.50%)
  • Xanax (662 people, 6.42%)

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Potential co-existing conditions

  • High Blood Cholesterol (623 people, 6.04%)
  • Osteoporosis (549 people, 5.33%)

Potential co-existing symptoms

  • Weakness (2,396 people, 23.24%)
  • Nausea (2,106 people, 20.43%)
  • Dizziness (1,543 people, 14.97%)
  • Headache (1,510 people, 14.65%)
  • Breathing Difficulty (1,419 people, 13.76%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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