Synthroid and Itching - from FDA reports


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 129,039 people who have side effects while taking Synthroid from FDA. Among them, 3,487 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 137,580 users)

Itching

Itching has been reported by people with high blood cholesterol, rheumatoid arthritis (latest reports from 150,366 Itching patients).

On Feb, 05, 2017

129,039 people reported to have side effects when taking Synthroid.
Among them, 3,487 people (2.7%) have Itching


Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Synthroid cause Itching?

Time on Synthroid when people have Itching *:

  • < 1 month: 32.94 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 25.88 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 8.24 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 4.71 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 10.59 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 8.24 %
  • 10+ years: 9.41 %

Gender of people who have Itching when taking Synthroid *:

  • female: 85.91 %
  • male: 14.09 %

Age of people who have Itching when taking Synthroid *:

  • 0-1: 0.04 %
  • 2-9: 0.15 %
  • 10-19: 0.33 %
  • 20-29: 1.25 %
  • 30-39: 5.3 %
  • 40-49: 13.32 %
  • 50-59: 21.45 %
  • 60+: 58.17 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Hypothyroidism (574 people, 16.46%)
  • High Blood Cholesterol (403 people, 11.56%)
  • High Blood Pressure (300 people, 8.60%)
  • Thyroid Diseases (194 people, 5.56%)
  • Depression (167 people, 4.79%)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Aspirin (349 people, 10.01%)
  • Lipitor (280 people, 8.03%)
  • Lasix (278 people, 7.97%)
  • Niaspan (238 people, 6.83%)
  • Nexium (201 people, 5.76%)

Top other side effects for these people *:

  • Rashes (1,043 people, 29.91%)
  • Fatigue (437 people, 12.53%)
  • Nausea (420 people, 12.04%)
  • Urticaria (366 people, 10.50%)
  • Weakness (322 people, 9.23%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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