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Review: could Synthroid cause Frequent bowel movements?

Summary: Frequent bowel movements could be caused by Synthroid, especially for people who are female, 60+ old, also take Aspirin, and have Hypothyroidism.

We study 88,631 people who have side effects while taking Synthroid from FDA and social media. Among them, 3,893 have Frequent bowel movements. Find out below who they are, when they have Frequent bowel movements and more.

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Synthroid

Synthroid (latest outcomes from 93,438 users) has active ingredients of levothyroxine sodium. It is often used in hypothyroidism.

Frequent bowel movements

Frequent bowel movements (latest reports from 1,089,626 patients) has been reported by people with high blood pressure, pain, rheumatoid arthritis, osteoporosis, depression.

On Apr, 11, 2014: 88,621 people reported to have side effects when taking Synthroid. Among them, 3,893 people (4.39%) have Frequent Bowel Movements. They amount to 0.36% of all the 1,089,476 people who have Frequent Bowel Movements on eHealthMe.

Trend of Frequent bowel movements in Synthroid reports

Time on Synthroid when people have Frequent bowel movements * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Frequent bowel movements22.52%16.22%9.91%7.21%11.71%7.21%25.23%

Gender of people who have Frequent bowel movements when taking Synthroid * :

FemaleMale
Frequent bowel movements83.18%16.82%

Age of people who have Frequent bowel movements when taking Synthroid * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Frequent bowel movements0.03%0.14%0.61%1.76%4.21%11.64%23.88%57.73%

Severity of Frequent bowel movements when taking Synthroid ** :

leastmoderateseveremost severe
Frequent bowel movements8.00%52.00%40.00%0.00%

How people recovered from Frequent bowel movements ** :

while on the drugafter off the drugnot yet
Frequent bowel movements9.09%0.00%90.91%

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Hypothyroidism (650 people, 16.70%)
  2. Hypertension (385 people, 9.89%)
  3. Osteoporosis (356 people, 9.14%)
  4. Depression (244 people, 6.27%)
  5. Thyroid disorder (207 people, 5.32%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Aspirin (709 people, 18.21%)
  2. Lasix (520 people, 13.36%)
  3. Lipitor (418 people, 10.74%)
  4. Fosamax (364 people, 9.35%)
  5. Nexium (338 people, 8.68%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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