Review: could Synthroid cause Frequent bowel movements?
We study 88,801 people who have side effects while taking Synthroid from FDA and social media. Among them, 3,900 have Frequent bowel movements. Find out below who they are, when they have Frequent bowel movements and more.
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Synthroid (latest outcomes from 93,638 users) has active ingredients of levothyroxine sodium. It is often used in hypothyroidism.
Frequent bowel movements
Frequent bowel movements (latest reports from 1,098,078 patients) has been reported by people with high blood pressure, pain, rheumatoid arthritis, osteoporosis, depression.
On Aug, 13, 2014: 88,773 people reported to have side effects when taking Synthroid. Among them, 3,899 people (4.39%) have Frequent Bowel Movements. They amount to 0.36% of all the 1,095,636 people who have Frequent Bowel Movements on eHealthMe.
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||21.55%||15.52%||9.48%||6.90%||12.07%||8.62%||25.86% |
Gender of people who have Frequent bowel movements when taking Synthroid * :
|Frequent bowel movements||83.21%||16.79% |
Age of people who have Frequent bowel movements when taking Synthroid * :
|Frequent bowel movements||0.03%||0.14%||0.61%||1.75%||4.23%||11.64%||23.90%||57.69% |
Severity of Frequent bowel movements when taking Synthroid ** :
|least||moderate||severe||most severe |
|Frequent bowel movements||6.45%||54.84%||38.71%||0.00% |
How people recovered from Frequent bowel movements ** :
|while on the drug||after off the drug||not yet |
|Frequent bowel movements||7.14%||7.14%||85.71% |
Top conditions involved for these people * :
- Hypothyroidism (653 people, 16.75%)
- Hypertension (386 people, 9.90%)
- Osteoporosis (356 people, 9.13%)
- Depression (246 people, 6.31%)
- Thyroid disorder (209 people, 5.36%)
Top co-used drugs for these people * :
- Aspirin (711 people, 18.24%)
- Lasix (521 people, 13.36%)
- Lipitor (418 people, 10.72%)
- Fosamax (364 people, 9.34%)
- Nexium (338 people, 8.67%)
* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.
** Reports from social media are used.
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