Synthroid and Joint pain - from FDA reports


Summary

Joint pain 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 Fosamax, and have Hypothyroidism . We study 129,039 people who have side effects while taking Synthroid from FDA. Among them, 5,527 have Joint pain. Find out below who they are, when they have Joint pain and more.

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Synthroid

Synthroid has active ingredients of levothyroxine sodium. It is often used in hypothyroidism. (latest outcomes from Synthroid 137,587 users)

Joint Pain

Joint pain has been reported by people with rheumatoid arthritis, osteoporosis, high blood pressure, psoriatic arthropathy, high blood cholesterol (latest reports from 207,379 Joint pain patients).

On Feb, 21, 2017

129,039 people reported to have side effects when taking Synthroid.
Among them, 5,527 people (4.28%) have Joint Pain


Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Synthroid cause Joint pain?

Time on Synthroid when people have Joint Pain *:

  • < 1 month: 20.65 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 23.91 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 4.35 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 7.61 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 13.04 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 9.78 %
  • 10+ years: 20.65 %

Gender of people who have Joint Pain when taking Synthroid *:

  • female: 88.73 %
  • male: 11.27 %

Age of people who have Joint Pain when taking Synthroid *:

  • 0-1: 0.04 %
  • 2-9: 0.07 %
  • 10-19: 0.53 %
  • 20-29: 1.04 %
  • 30-39: 4.81 %
  • 40-49: 11.74 %
  • 50-59: 26.06 %
  • 60+: 55.71 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Hypothyroidism (963 people, 17.42%)
  • Osteoporosis (834 people, 15.09%)
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis (709 people, 12.83%)
  • High Blood Pressure (445 people, 8.05%)
  • High Blood Cholesterol (438 people, 7.92%)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Fosamax (700 people, 12.67%)
  • Lipitor (538 people, 9.73%)
  • Lasix (510 people, 9.23%)
  • Humira (502 people, 9.08%)
  • Aspirin (490 people, 8.87%)

Top other side effects for these people *:

  • Pain In Extremity (1,241 people, 22.45%)
  • Fatigue (1,220 people, 22.07%)
  • Pain (1,187 people, 21.48%)
  • Back Pain (1,077 people, 19.49%)
  • Weakness (979 people, 17.71%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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