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Review: could Synthroid cause Hot flashes (Hot Flush)?

Summary: Hot flashes is found among people who take Synthroid, especially for people who are female, 60+ old, also take medication Aspirin, and have Hypothyroidism.

We study 88,973 people who have side effects while taking Synthroid from FDA and social media. Among them, 664 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 93,823 Synthroid users)

Hot flashes

Hot flashes (sudden feelings of heat) has been reported by people with high blood cholesterol, breast cancer, depression, high blood pressure, osteoporosis. (latest reports from 17,989 Hot flashes patients)

On Feb, 28, 2015: 88,973 people reported to have side effects when taking Synthroid. Among them, 664 people (0.75%) have Hot Flashes.

Trend of Hot flashes in Synthroid reports

Time on Synthroid when people have Hot flashes * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Hot flashes11.90%19.05%2.38%4.76%21.43%4.76%35.71%

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

FemaleMale
Hot flashes92.30%7.70%

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

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Hot flashes0.00%0.00%0.00%1.15%4.76%14.61%32.02%47.45%

Severity of Hot flashes when taking Synthroid ** :

leastmoderateseveremost severe
Hot flashes0.00%34.78%52.17%13.04%

How people recovered from Hot flashes ** :

while on the drugafter off the drugnot yet
Hot flashes0.00%18.18%81.82%

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Hypothyroidism (152 people, 22.89%)
  2. Osteoporosis (96 people, 14.46%)
  3. Breast cancer (90 people, 13.55%)
  4. Menopause (48 people, 7.23%)
  5. Hormone replacement therapy (48 people, 7.23%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Aspirin (113 people, 17.02%)
  2. Premarin (89 people, 13.40%)
  3. Fosamax (86 people, 12.95%)
  4. Lipitor (83 people, 12.50%)
  5. Zometa (65 people, 9.79%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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  • From this study (3 weeks ago):

  • I am about 1 yr without a period now and should be through menopause by March offically but I have severe hot flashes and/or feelings of being over heated. It is constant throughout the day and night. I am wondering if it could be a side effect from the propanolol? It became severe after being on the medication for about a year. Just seems like it's more than menopause hot flashes. I can't tolerate wearing sweaters or heat above 70 in the house. In fact the cooler the better for me.

    Reply

  • From this study (3 weeks ago):

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  • From this study (3 weeks ago):

  • recently had dizzy spells which can be incompacitating. Forgetfulness. Hot flashes come and go day and night. Feel crummy.

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