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 month, also take medication Aspirin, and have Hypothyroidism . We study 128,804 people who have side effects while taking Synthroid from FDA and social media. Among them, 3,388 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 133,827 users)

Itching

Itching has been reported by people with breathing difficulty, fever, rashes, drug ineffective, weakness (latest reports from 145,534 Itching patients).

On Sep, 21, 2016

128,804 people reported to have side effects when taking Synthroid.
Among them, 3,388 people (2.63%) have Itching


Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Synthroid cause Itching?

Time on Synthroid when people have Itching *:

  • < 1 month: 24.56 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 21.05 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 8.77 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 4.39 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 11.4 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 8.77 %
  • 10+ years: 21.05 %

Gender of people who have Itching when taking Synthroid *:

  • female: 85.83 %
  • male: 14.17 %

Age of people who have Itching when taking Synthroid *:

  • 0-1: 0.04 %
  • 2-9: 0.11 %
  • 10-19: 0.3 %
  • 20-29: 1.36 %
  • 30-39: 5.23 %
  • 40-49: 13.61 %
  • 50-59: 21.76 %
  • 60+: 57.58 %

Severity if Itching when taking Synthroid **:

  • least: 3.57 %
  • moderate: 60.71 %
  • severe: 21.43 %
  • most severe: 14.29 %

How people recovered from Itching **:

  • while on drug: 14.29 %
  • after off the drug: 0.0 %
  • not yet: 85.71 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Hypothyroidism (578 people, 17.06%)
  • Hypertension (290 people, 8.56%)
  • Blood Cholesterol Increased (251 people, 7.41%)
  • Thyroid Disorder (187 people, 5.52%)
  • Depression (166 people, 4.90%)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Aspirin (348 people, 10.27%)
  • Lipitor (273 people, 8.06%)
  • Lasix (273 people, 8.06%)
  • Niaspan (236 people, 6.97%)
  • Nexium (195 people, 5.76%)

Top other side effects for these people *:

  • Rash (626 people, 18.48%)
  • Nausea (405 people, 11.95%)
  • Fatigue (401 people, 11.84%)
  • Erythema (370 people, 10.92%)
  • Urticaria (352 people, 10.39%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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