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 10+ years, also take medication Aspirin, and have Hypothyroidism . We study 102,844 people who have side effects while taking Synthroid from FDA and social media. Among them, 2,681 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 104,321 users)

Itching

Itching has been reported by people with fever, rashes, drug ineffective, malaise, fatigue (latest reports from 100,475 Itching patients).

On Aug, 23, 2016

102,844 people reported to have side effects when taking Synthroid.
Among them, 2,681 people (2.61%) have Itching


Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Synthroid cause Itching?

Time on Synthroid when people have Itching *:

  • < 1 month: 21.51 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 20.43 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 8.6 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 4.3 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 12.9 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 9.68 %
  • 10+ years: 22.58 %

Gender of people who have Itching when taking Synthroid *:

  • female: 85.17 %
  • male: 14.83 %

Age of people who have Itching when taking Synthroid *:

  • 0-1: 0.0 %
  • 2-9: 0.14 %
  • 10-19: 0.28 %
  • 20-29: 1.32 %
  • 30-39: 5.53 %
  • 40-49: 14.41 %
  • 50-59: 21.21 %
  • 60+: 57.11 %

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 (436 people)
  • Hypertension (222 people)
  • Blood Cholesterol Increased (221 people)
  • Depression (140 people)
  • Thyroid Disorder (124 people)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Aspirin (337 people)
  • Lipitor (244 people)
  • Lasix (236 people)
  • Niaspan (229 people)
  • Coumadin (162 people)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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