Synthroid and Frequent bowel movements - from FDA reports


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 < 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, 6,533 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 137,587 users)

Frequent Bowel Movements

Frequent bowel movements has been reported by people with high blood pressure, multiple sclerosis, rheumatoid arthritis, crohn's disease, pain (latest reports from 264,676 Frequent bowel movements patients).

On Feb, 20, 2017

129,039 people reported to have side effects when taking Synthroid.
Among them, 6,533 people (5.06%) 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: 32.5 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 14.17 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 8.33 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 5.83 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 8.33 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 5.0 %
  • 10+ years: 25.83 %

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

  • female: 82.77 %
  • male: 17.23 %

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

  • 0-1: 0.09 %
  • 2-9: 0.21 %
  • 10-19: 0.64 %
  • 20-29: 1.54 %
  • 30-39: 4.13 %
  • 40-49: 10.88 %
  • 50-59: 22.0 %
  • 60+: 60.51 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Hypothyroidism (1,046 people, 16.01%)
  • High Blood Pressure (600 people, 9.18%)
  • High Blood Cholesterol (441 people, 6.75%)
  • Osteoporosis (425 people, 6.51%)
  • Thyroid Diseases (395 people, 6.05%)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Lasix (708 people, 10.84%)
  • Aspirin (613 people, 9.38%)
  • Lipitor (553 people, 8.46%)
  • Nexium (499 people, 7.64%)
  • Prilosec (474 people, 7.26%)

Top other side effects for these people *:

  • Nausea (2,058 people, 31.50%)
  • Nausea And Vomiting (1,458 people, 22.32%)
  • Fatigue (1,272 people, 19.47%)
  • Weakness (1,067 people, 16.33%)
  • Abdominal Pain (903 people, 13.82%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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