Who have Itching with Synthroid?


Summary

Itching is found among people who take Synthroid, especially for people who are female, 60+ old , have been taking the drug for < 1 month, also take medication Aspirin, and have Hypothyroidism . We study 132,355 people who have side effects while taking Synthroid from FDA and social media. Among them, 3,469 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 Synthroid 137,417 users)

Itching

Itching has been reported by people with high blood cholesterol, rheumatoid arthritis (latest reports from 150,259 Itching patients).

On Dec, 02, 2016

132,355 people reported to have side effects when taking Synthroid.
Among them, 3,469 people (2.62%) have Itching


Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Synthroid cause Itching?

Time on Synthroid when people have Itching *:

  • < 1 month: 25.89 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 21.43 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 6.25 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 4.46 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 12.5 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 8.93 %
  • 10+ years: 20.54 %

Gender of people who have Itching when taking Synthroid *:

  • female: 85.98 %
  • male: 14.02 %

Age of people who have Itching when taking Synthroid *:

  • 0-1: 0.04 %
  • 2-9: 0.15 %
  • 10-19: 0.33 %
  • 20-29: 1.33 %
  • 30-39: 5.22 %
  • 40-49: 13.55 %
  • 50-59: 21.69 %
  • 60+: 57.7 %

Severity of Itching **:

  • least: 3.45 %
  • moderate: 58.62 %
  • severe: 24.14 %
  • most severe: 13.79 %

How people recovered from Itching **:

  • while on drug: 13.33 %
  • after off the drug: 0.0 %
  • not yet: 86.67 %

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Aspirin (348 people, 10.03%)
  • Lipitor (279 people, 8.04%)
  • Lasix (277 people, 7.99%)
  • Niaspan (236 people, 6.80%)
  • Nexium (202 people, 5.82%)

Forecasts by ePatient.care (We will alert you to new symptoms or undetected conditions when you take Synthroid, learn more )

Potential co-existing conditions

  • High Blood Cholesterol (407 people, 11.73%)
  • High Blood Pressure (309 people, 8.91%)
  • Thyroid Diseases (200 people, 5.77%)

Potential co-existing symptoms

  • Rashes (1,031 people, 29.72%)
  • Fatigue (435 people, 12.54%)
  • Nausea (418 people, 12.05%)
  • Urticaria (362 people, 10.44%)
  • Weakness (321 people, 9.25%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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