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Review: could Synthroid cause Frequent bowel movements (Diarrhea)?

Summary: Frequent bowel movements is found among people who take Synthroid, especially for people who are female, 60+ old, also take medication Aspirin, and have Hypothyroidism.

We study 88,946 people who have side effects while taking Synthroid from FDA and social media. Among them, 3,904 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 93,791 Synthroid users)

Frequent bowel movements

Frequent bowel movements has been reported by people with high blood pressure, pain, osteoporosis, rheumatoid arthritis, depression. (latest reports from 139,247 Frequent bowel movements patients)

On Jan, 17, 2015: 88,946 people reported to have side effects when taking Synthroid. Among them, 3,904 people (4.39%) have Frequent Bowel Movements.

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 movements20.66%15.70%9.09%6.61%11.57%8.26%28.10%

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

FemaleMale
Frequent bowel movements83.23%16.77%

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%0.64%1.75%4.23%11.68%23.89%57.64%

Severity of Frequent bowel movements when taking Synthroid ** :

leastmoderateseveremost severe
Frequent bowel movements5.56%55.56%36.11%2.78%

How people recovered from Frequent bowel movements ** :

while on the drugafter off the drugnot yet
Frequent bowel movements11.11%11.11%77.78%

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Hypothyroidism (654 people, 16.75%)
  2. Hypertension (386 people, 9.89%)
  3. Osteoporosis (356 people, 9.12%)
  4. Depression (246 people, 6.30%)
  5. Thyroid disorder (209 people, 5.35%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Aspirin (711 people, 18.21%)
  2. Lasix (522 people, 13.37%)
  3. Lipitor (419 people, 10.73%)
  4. Fosamax (364 people, 9.32%)
  5. Nexium (338 people, 8.66%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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Comments from related studies:

  • From this study (1 month ago):

  • All this occurred when I started taking the Lipitor. I'm waiting on a phone call from my doctor.

    Reply

  • From this study (2 months ago):

  • Fine until taking acetaminophen and flu and pneumonia shots. Diarrhea by the next morning. going over 25+ time in 12 hours

    Reply

  • From this study (3 months ago):

  • Have taken Synthroid for over 25 years, but my current medical insurance will only approve the generic, and I can no longer afford to pay for Synthroid, so I decided to try the generic Levothyroxine. Since I have been using it, I have severe diarrhea.

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