Review: could Synthroid cause Frequent Bowel Movements?


Frequent bowel movements 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 Aspirin, and have Hypothyroidism . We study 99,879 people who have side effects while taking Synthroid from FDA and social media. Among them, 4,492 have Frequent bowel movements. Find out below who they are, when they have Frequent bowel movements and more.

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Synthroid has active ingredients of levothyroxine sodium. It is often used in hypothyroidism. (latest outcomes from Synthroid 104,321 users)

Frequent Bowel Movements

Frequent bowel movements has been reported by people with breathing difficulty, fever, constipation, abdominal pain, dehydration (latest reports from 159,869 Frequent bowel movements patients).

On Aug, 18, 2016

99,879 people reported to have side effects when taking Synthroid.
Among them, 4,492 people (4.5%) have Frequent Bowel Movements

Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Synthroid cause Frequent bowel movements?

Time on Synthroid when people have Frequent Bowel Movements *:

  • < 1 month: 23.44 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 11.72 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 6.25 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 5.47 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 11.72 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 11.72 %
  • 10+ years: 29.69 %

Gender of people who have Frequent Bowel Movements when taking Synthroid *:

  • female: 83.16 %
  • male: 16.84 %

Age of people who have Frequent Bowel Movements when taking Synthroid *:

  • 0-1: 0.05 %
  • 2-9: 0.19 %
  • 10-19: 0.69 %
  • 20-29: 1.62 %
  • 30-39: 4.25 %
  • 40-49: 11.51 %
  • 50-59: 23.29 %
  • 60+: 58.39 %

Severity if Frequent Bowel Movements when taking Synthroid **:

  • least: 7.14 %
  • moderate: 54.76 %
  • severe: 30.95 %
  • most severe: 7.14 %

How people recovered from Frequent Bowel Movements **:

  • while on drug: 9.09 %
  • after off the drug: 9.09 %
  • not yet: 81.82 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Hypothyroidism (751 people)
  • Hypertension (436 people)
  • Osteoporosis (383 people)
  • Depression (281 people)
  • Thyroid Disorder (255 people)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Aspirin (602 people)
  • Lasix (548 people)
  • Lipitor (427 people)
  • Fosamax (377 people)
  • Nexium (352 people)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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