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 102,844 people who have side effects while taking Synthroid from FDA and social media. Among them, 785 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 104,321 users)

Hot Flashes

Hot flashes has been reported by people with pain, insomnia, joint pain, fatigue, high blood pressure (latest reports from 20,275 Hot flashes patients).

On Aug, 19, 2016

102,844 people reported to have side effects when taking Synthroid.
Among them, 785 people (0.76%) have Hot Flashes


Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Synthroid cause Hot flashes?

Time on Synthroid when people have Hot Flashes *:

  • < 1 month: 12.5 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 16.67 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 4.17 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 6.25 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 20.83 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 8.33 %
  • 10+ years: 31.25 %

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

  • female: 90.94 %
  • male: 9.06 %

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

  • 0-1: 0.0 %
  • 2-9: 0.0 %
  • 10-19: 0.15 %
  • 20-29: 0.93 %
  • 30-39: 4.32 %
  • 40-49: 15.74 %
  • 50-59: 30.56 %
  • 60+: 48.3 %

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 (167 people)
  • Osteoporosis (97 people)
  • Breast Cancer (96 people)
  • Thyroid Disorder (64 people)
  • Depression (54 people)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Aspirin (99 people)
  • Fosamax (87 people)
  • Premarin (84 people)
  • Lipitor (74 people)
  • Zometa (73 people)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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