From FDA reports: Synthroid and Frequent bowel movements
This is a study of Frequent bowel movements (Diarrhea) among people who take Synthroid. The study analyzes: the time on Synthroid when people have Frequent bowel movements, gender and age of these people, the severity of Frequent bowel movements, how they recovered, and common conditions and drugs used besides Synthroid. In total 82,788 Synthroid users are studied. The study is created by eHealthMe based on reports from FDA and is updated regularly.
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Synthroid has active ingredients of levothyroxine sodium. It is used in hypothyroidism, thyroid function tests, thyroid diseases, chronic thyroiditis, hyperthyroidism. Commonly reported side effects of Synthroid include nausea, fatigue, weakness, dizziness, breathing difficulty.
Frequent bowel movements
Frequent bowel movements has been reported by people with high blood pressure, rheumatoid arthritis, pain, type 2 diabetes, osteoporosis.
On May, 25, 2013: 82,788 people reported to have side effects when taking Synthroid. Among them, 3,693 people (4.46%) 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||26.14%||14.77%||12.50%||6.82%||11.36%||1.14%||27.27% |
Gender of people who have Frequent bowel movements when taking Synthroid * :
|Frequent bowel movements||82.97%||17.03% |
Age of people who have Frequent bowel movements when taking Synthroid * :
|Frequent bowel movements||0.03%||0.15%||0.59%||1.55%||4.25%||11.90%||23.34%||58.19% |
Severity of Frequent bowel movements when taking Synthroid ** :
|least||moderate||severe||most severe |
|Frequent bowel movements||11.11%||55.56%||33.33%||0.00% |
How people recovered from Frequent bowel movements ** :
|while on the drug||after off the drug||not yet |
|Frequent bowel movements||0.00%||0.00%||100.00% |
Top conditions involved for these people * :
- Hypothyroidism (610 people, 16.52%)
- Hypertension (371 people, 10.05%)
- Osteoporosis (343 people, 9.29%)
- Depression (233 people, 6.31%)
- Thyroid disorder (198 people, 5.36%)
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Top co-used drugs for these people * :
- Aspirin (686 people, 18.58%)
- Lasix (501 people, 13.57%)
- Lipitor (406 people, 10.99%)
- Fosamax (352 people, 9.53%)
- Nexium (329 people, 8.91%)
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* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.
** Reports from social media are used.
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