Synthroid and 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 < 1 month, also take medication Lasix, and have Hypothyroidism . We study 129,039 people who have side effects while taking Synthroid from FDA. Among them, 10,204 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 137,587 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 360,201 Fatigue patients).

On Feb, 17, 2017

129,039 people reported to have side effects when taking Synthroid.
Among them, 10,204 people (7.91%) have Fatigue


Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Synthroid cause Fatigue?

Time on Synthroid when people have Fatigue *:

  • < 1 month: 25.69 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 20.55 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 4.74 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 8.3 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 17.0 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 7.11 %
  • 10+ years: 16.6 %

Gender of people who have Fatigue when taking Synthroid *:

  • female: 82.16 %
  • male: 17.84 %

Age of people who have Fatigue when taking Synthroid *:

  • 0-1: 0.09 %
  • 2-9: 0.15 %
  • 10-19: 0.66 %
  • 20-29: 1.47 %
  • 30-39: 5.73 %
  • 40-49: 13.53 %
  • 50-59: 22.87 %
  • 60+: 55.51 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Hypothyroidism (1,685 people, 16.51%)
  • High Blood Pressure (718 people, 7.04%)
  • High Blood Cholesterol (572 people, 5.61%)
  • Depression (567 people, 5.56%)
  • Thyroid Diseases (548 people, 5.37%)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Lasix (975 people, 9.56%)
  • Lipitor (884 people, 8.66%)
  • Aspirin (833 people, 8.16%)
  • Nexium (662 people, 6.49%)
  • Xanax (652 people, 6.39%)

Top other side effects for these people *:

  • Weakness (2,412 people, 23.64%)
  • Nausea (2,123 people, 20.81%)
  • Dizziness (1,542 people, 15.11%)
  • Headache (1,496 people, 14.66%)
  • Breathing Difficulty (1,421 people, 13.93%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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