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Review: could Synthroid cause Itching?

Summary: Itching 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 Aspirin, and have Hypothyroidism.

We study 88,973 people who have side effects while taking Synthroid from FDA and social media. Among them, 2,303 have Itching. Find out below who they are, when they have Itching 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)

Itching

Itching has been reported by people with high blood cholesterol, high blood pressure, rheumatoid arthritis, pain, multiple sclerosis. (latest reports from 88,273 Itching patients)

On Feb, 11, 2015: 88,946 people reported to have side effects when taking Synthroid. Among them, 2,303 people (2.59%) have Itching.

Trend of Itching in Synthroid reports

Time on Synthroid when people have Itching * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Itching19.28%21.69%9.64%4.82%13.25%10.84%20.48%

Gender of people who have Itching when taking Synthroid * :

FemaleMale
Itching85.18%14.82%

Age of people who have Itching when taking Synthroid * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Itching0.00%0.30%0.30%1.22%5.17%14.29%21.28%57.45%

Severity of Itching when taking Synthroid ** :

leastmoderateseveremost severe
Itching4.00%56.00%24.00%16.00%

How people recovered from Itching ** :

while on the drugafter off the drugnot yet
Itching18.18%0.00%81.82%

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Hypothyroidism (390 people, 16.93%)
  2. Blood cholesterol increased (194 people, 8.42%)
  3. Hypertension (181 people, 7.86%)
  4. Depression (115 people, 4.99%)
  5. Thyroid disorder (103 people, 4.47%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Aspirin (441 people, 19.15%)
  2. Niaspan (227 people, 9.86%)
  3. Lasix (222 people, 9.64%)
  4. Lipitor (217 people, 9.42%)
  5. Coumadin (154 people, 6.69%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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  • From this study (5 months ago):

  • Kevin Peters Ph.d on Mar, 4, 2013:

    Sammy, I'm a white 45 male; just wanted to agree on that Klonopin remark. When I was 21 I had my second kidney transplant which was a BAD issue all together, at any rate the hospital did not include my medications taken at home after my surgery. I went thru the worst hallucinations and jerking and seizures you could ever possibly imagine. This went on for almost 3 1/2 weeks before we decided to have me taken OUT of the hospital and relocated before they ended up taking my life. Then the whole staff of paychology including the chief of psychiatry cane in my room to see what they could do, Finallu. During one of my few moments of clarity the C.O.F after blaming me if talking "drugs" prior to my transplant listened to my word of telling him the meds I was on before being admitted. After asking when was the last time I had received my Klonopin and me not knowing, he then reviewed the charts, and didn't see me receiving this med once. He stormed out of the room of about 9 docs and came back in with two Klonopin; for the first time in almost 4 weeks and after three surgeries the first 72 hours I was hospitalized, I was sleeping like a baby, for about 49 hours with NO MORE hallucinations, or seizures or jerking! I finally got out of there without a kidney since that kidney was supposed to go to another man named the same as I in a different city! I do take Xanax and probably always will. The half life on Klonopin is much different hence one if its dangers, Nevwr Ever stop this drug cold! I've been on dialysis 25 1/2 years now and suffered from intense skin cancers, but have fought and done all I can do to live a normal as possible life, working full time except when I'm in yet another surgery, over 32 general anesthetic procedures since 1987. I was the youngest boy-man to ever be on the USA soccer team ready to play in the Korea 1988 Olympics. What a change in life.....
    All the Best,
    K. Peters

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