Could Synthroid cause Insomnia - from FDA reports


Summary

Insomnia is found among people who take Synthroid, especially for people who are female, 60+ old , have been taking the drug for 1 - 6 months, also take medication Fosamax, and have Hypothyroidism . We study 132,335 people who have side effects while taking Synthroid from FDA. Among them, 4,243 have Insomnia. Find out below who they are, when they have Insomnia and more.

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Synthroid

Synthroid has active ingredients of levothyroxine sodium. It is often used in hypothyroidism. (latest outcomes from Synthroid 137,417 users)

Insomnia

Insomnia (sleeplessness) has been reported by people with depression, multiple sclerosis, pain, insomnia (latest reports from 206,791 Insomnia patients).

On Nov, 18, 2016

132,335 people reported to have side effects when taking Synthroid.
Among them, 4,243 people (3.21%) have Insomnia


Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Synthroid cause Insomnia?

Time on Synthroid when people have Insomnia *:

  • < 1 month: 20.0 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 21.4 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 4.65 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 6.98 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 15.35 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 10.7 %
  • 10+ years: 20.93 %

Gender of people who have Insomnia when taking Synthroid *:

  • female: 86.34 %
  • male: 13.66 %

Age of people who have Insomnia when taking Synthroid *:

  • 0-1: 0.0 %
  • 2-9: 0.06 %
  • 10-19: 0.48 %
  • 20-29: 1.74 %
  • 30-39: 7.16 %
  • 40-49: 14.32 %
  • 50-59: 26.76 %
  • 60+: 49.48 %

Severity of Insomnia **:

  • least: 7.5 %
  • moderate: 38.75 %
  • severe: 41.25 %
  • most severe: 12.5 %

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Fosamax (364 people, 8.58%)
  • Xanax (335 people, 7.90%)
  • Ambien (321 people, 7.57%)
  • Lipitor (297 people, 7.00%)
  • Lasix (297 people, 7.00%)

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Potential co-existing conditions

  • Osteoporosis (372 people, 8.77%)
  • High Blood Cholesterol (336 people, 7.92%)
  • Pain (278 people, 6.55%)
  • Stress And Anxiety (224 people, 5.28%)

Potential co-existing symptoms

  • Fatigue (997 people, 23.50%)
  • Stress And Anxiety (916 people, 21.59%)
  • Nausea (871 people, 20.53%)
  • Headache (751 people, 17.70%)
  • Dizziness (669 people, 15.77%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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