Review: could Synthroid cause Fatigue?


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 128,803 people who have side effects while taking Synthroid from FDA and social media. Among them, 10,036 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 133,829 users)

Fatigue

Fatigue (feeling of tiredness) has been reported by people with breathing difficulty, pain, weakness, insomnia, stress and anxiety (latest reports from 346,068 Fatigue patients).

On Sep, 17, 2016

128,803 people reported to have side effects when taking Synthroid.
Among them, 10,036 people (7.79%) have Fatigue


Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Synthroid cause Fatigue?

Time on Synthroid when people have Fatigue *:

  • < 1 month: 13.58 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 14.76 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 5.51 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 8.07 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 19.49 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 15.75 %
  • 10+ years: 22.83 %

Gender of people who have Fatigue when taking Synthroid *:

  • female: 82.42 %
  • male: 17.58 %

Age of people who have Fatigue when taking Synthroid *:

  • 0-1: 0.08 %
  • 2-9: 0.15 %
  • 10-19: 0.65 %
  • 20-29: 1.56 %
  • 30-39: 6.02 %
  • 40-49: 13.83 %
  • 50-59: 23.07 %
  • 60+: 54.64 %

Severity if Fatigue when taking Synthroid **:

  • least: 2.19 %
  • moderate: 50.44 %
  • severe: 39.04 %
  • most severe: 8.33 %

How people recovered from Fatigue **:

  • while on drug: 2.33 %
  • after off the drug: 6.98 %
  • not yet: 90.7 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Hypothyroidism (1,780 people, 17.74%)
  • Hypertension (700 people, 6.97%)
  • Depression (589 people, 5.87%)
  • Osteoporosis (543 people, 5.41%)
  • Thyroid Disorder (538 people, 5.36%)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Lasix (957 people, 9.54%)
  • Lipitor (877 people, 8.74%)
  • Aspirin (850 people, 8.47%)
  • Xanax (649 people, 6.47%)
  • Nexium (649 people, 6.47%)

Top other side effects for these people *:

  • Nausea (2,048 people, 20.41%)
  • Asthenia (1,832 people, 18.25%)
  • Headache (1,452 people, 14.47%)
  • Dizziness (1,431 people, 14.26%)
  • Dyspnoea (1,383 people, 13.78%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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