Review: could Synthroid cause Frequent bowel movements?
(By eHealthMe on Mar, 6, 2014)
Severity ratings: 2.3/4
On a scale of 1 to 4: 1=least, 2=moderate, 3=severe, 4=most severe
We study 85,665 people who take Synthroid. Among them, 4,778 have Frequent bowel movements. See who they are, when they have Frequent bowel movements and more. This review is based on reports from FDA and social media, and is updated regularly.
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Synthroid (latest outcomes from 93,377 users) has active ingredients of levothyroxine sodium. It is often used in hypothyroidism, thyroid diseases. Commonly reported side effects of Synthroid include nausea aggravated, nausea, fatigue, weakness, fatigue aggravated.
Frequent bowel movements
Frequent bowel movements (latest reports from 1,071,000 patients) has been reported by people with high blood pressure, pain, rheumatoid arthritis, acupuncture and pain, pain relief by acupuncture.
On Feb, 27, 2014: 85,583 people reported to have side effects when taking Synthroid. Among them, 3,717 people (4.34%) have Frequent Bowel Movements.
Time on Synthroid when people have Frequent bowel movements * :
|< 1 month||1 - 6 months||6 - 12 months||1 - 2 years||2 - 5 years||5 - 10 years||10+ years |
|Frequent bowel movements||22.73%||16.36%||10.00%||7.27%||11.82%||6.36%||25.45% |
Gender of people who have Frequent bowel movements when taking Synthroid * :
|Frequent bowel movements||83.07%||16.93% |
Age of people who have Frequent bowel movements when taking Synthroid * :
|Frequent bowel movements||0.03%||0.15%||0.64%||1.54%||4.25%||11.91%||23.35%||58.14% |
Severity of Frequent bowel movements when taking Synthroid ** :
|least||moderate||severe||most severe |
|Frequent bowel movements||8.33%||50.00%||41.67%||0.00% |
How people recovered from Frequent bowel movements ** :
|while on the drug||after off the drug||not yet |
|Frequent bowel movements||10.00%||0.00%||90.00% |
Top conditions involved for these people * :
- Hypothyroidism (622 people, 16.73%)
- Hypertension (376 people, 10.12%)
- Osteoporosis (344 people, 9.25%)
- Depression (239 people, 6.43%)
- Thyroid disorder (199 people, 5.35%)
Top co-used drugs for these people * :
- Aspirin (688 people, 18.51%)
- Lasix (501 people, 13.48%)
- Lipitor (408 people, 10.98%)
- Fosamax (352 people, 9.47%)
- Nexium (329 people, 8.85%)
* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.
** Reports from social media are used.
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