Review: could Synthroid cause Hot Flashes?


Summary

Hot flashes is found among people who take Synthroid, especially for people who are female, 60+ old , have been taking the drug for 10+ years, also take medication Aspirin, and have Hypothyroidism . We study 128,803 people who have side effects while taking Synthroid from FDA and social media. Among them, 1,023 have Hot flashes. Find out below who they are, when they have Hot flashes and more.

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Synthroid

Synthroid has active ingredients of levothyroxine sodium. It is often used in hypothyroidism. (latest outcomes from Synthroid 133,829 users)

Hot Flashes

Hot flashes has been reported by people with high blood pressure, hot flush, weakness, joint pain, fatigue (latest reports from 33,289 Hot flashes patients).

On Sep, 16, 2016

128,803 people reported to have side effects when taking Synthroid.
Among them, 1,023 people (0.79%) have Hot Flashes


Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Synthroid cause Hot flashes?

Time on Synthroid when people have Hot Flashes *:

  • < 1 month: 11.54 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 19.23 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 3.85 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 5.77 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 21.15 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 5.77 %
  • 10+ years: 32.69 %

Gender of people who have Hot Flashes when taking Synthroid *:

  • female: 90.23 %
  • male: 9.77 %

Age of people who have Hot Flashes when taking Synthroid *:

  • 0-1: 0.0 %
  • 2-9: 0.0 %
  • 10-19: 0.12 %
  • 20-29: 1.48 %
  • 30-39: 4.81 %
  • 40-49: 15.91 %
  • 50-59: 29.96 %
  • 60+: 47.72 %

Severity if Hot Flashes when taking Synthroid **:

  • least: 0.0 %
  • moderate: 33.33 %
  • severe: 54.17 %
  • most severe: 12.5 %

How people recovered from Hot Flashes **:

  • while on drug: 0.0 %
  • after off the drug: 16.67 %
  • not yet: 83.33 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Hypothyroidism (213 people, 20.82%)
  • Osteoporosis (105 people, 10.26%)
  • Breast Cancer (103 people, 10.07%)
  • Thyroid Disorder (80 people, 7.82%)
  • Hypertension (71 people, 6.94%)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Aspirin (99 people, 9.68%)
  • Premarin (95 people, 9.29%)
  • Fosamax (89 people, 8.70%)
  • Lipitor (85 people, 8.31%)
  • Ambien (82 people, 8.02%)

Top other side effects for these people *:

  • Fatigue (214 people, 20.92%)
  • Headache (177 people, 17.30%)
  • Anxiety (168 people, 16.42%)
  • Nausea (165 people, 16.13%)
  • Dizziness (158 people, 15.44%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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