Review: could Synthroid cause Frequent Bowel Movements?


Summary

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 89,162 people who have side effects while taking Synthroid from FDA and social media. Among them, 4,017 have Frequent bowel movements. Find out below who they are, when they have Frequent bowel movements and more.

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Synthroid

Synthroid has active ingredients of levothyroxine sodium. It is often used in hypothyroidism. (latest outcomes from Synthroid 92,389 users)

Frequent Bowel Movements

Frequent bowel movements has been reported by people with breathing difficulty, hypotension, constipation, migraine, abdominal pain (latest reports from 135,189 Frequent bowel movements patients).

On Jul, 27, 2016

89,162 people reported to have side effects when taking Synthroid.
Among them, 4,017 people (4.51%) 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: 21.94 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 14.19 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 8.39 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 8.39 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 10.32 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 9.68 %
  • 10+ years: 27.1 %

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

  • female: 83.4 %
  • male: 16.6 %

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

  • 0-1: 0.03 %
  • 2-9: 0.14 %
  • 10-19: 0.67 %
  • 20-29: 1.68 %
  • 30-39: 4.31 %
  • 40-49: 11.55 %
  • 50-59: 23.7 %
  • 60+: 57.93 %

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 (605 people)
  • Hypertension (369 people)
  • Osteoporosis (344 people)
  • Depression (236 people)
  • Thyroid Disorder (211 people)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Aspirin (529 people)
  • Lasix (500 people)
  • Lipitor (387 people)
  • Fosamax (348 people)
  • Coumadin (313 people)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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