Synthroid and Hot flashes - from FDA reports


Summary

Hot flashes is found among people who take Synthroid, especially for people who are 60+ old , have been taking the drug for 1 - 6 months, also take medication Premarin, and have Hypothyroidism . We study 129,039 people who have side effects while taking Synthroid from FDA. Among them, 1,029 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 137,587 users)

Hot Flashes

Hot flashes has been reported by people with multiple sclerosis, endometriosis, high blood cholesterol, breast cancer, depression (latest reports from 34,488 Hot flashes patients).

On Feb, 02, 2017

129,039 people reported to have side effects when taking Synthroid.
Among them, 1,029 people (0.8%) have Hot Flashes


Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Synthroid cause Hot flashes?

Time on Synthroid when people have Hot Flashes *:

  • < 1 month: 25.0 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 35.71 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 0.0 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 3.57 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 14.29 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 10.71 %
  • 10+ years: 10.71 %

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

  • 0-1: 0.0 %
  • 2-9: 0.0 %
  • 10-19: 0.12 %
  • 20-29: 1.36 %
  • 30-39: 4.44 %
  • 40-49: 15.56 %
  • 50-59: 29.51 %
  • 60+: 49.01 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Hypothyroidism (201 people, 19.53%)
  • Osteoporosis (106 people, 10.30%)
  • Breast Cancer (103 people, 10.01%)
  • High Blood Cholesterol (85 people, 8.26%)
  • Thyroid Diseases (81 people, 7.87%)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Premarin (97 people, 9.43%)
  • Aspirin (96 people, 9.33%)
  • Fosamax (89 people, 8.65%)
  • Lipitor (86 people, 8.36%)
  • Ambien (81 people, 7.87%)

Top other side effects for these people *:

  • Fatigue (219 people, 21.28%)
  • High Blood Pressure (184 people, 17.88%)
  • Headache (184 people, 17.88%)
  • Stress And Anxiety (181 people, 17.59%)
  • Dizziness (173 people, 16.81%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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