Review: could Synthroid cause Joint Pain?


Summary

Joint pain 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 Fosamax, and have Hypothyroidism . We study 102,844 people who have side effects while taking Synthroid from FDA and social media. Among them, 4,321 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 104,321 users)

Joint Pain

Joint pain has been reported by people with breathing difficulty, pain, drug ineffective, stroke, chest pain (latest reports from 146,073 Joint pain patients).

On Aug, 24, 2016

102,844 people reported to have side effects when taking Synthroid.
Among them, 4,321 people (4.2%) have Joint Pain


Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Synthroid cause Joint pain?

Time on Synthroid when people have Joint Pain *:

  • < 1 month: 11.2 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 15.2 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 2.4 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 7.2 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 13.6 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 13.6 %
  • 10+ years: 36.8 %

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

  • female: 88.72 %
  • male: 11.28 %

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

  • 0-1: 0.03 %
  • 2-9: 0.06 %
  • 10-19: 0.5 %
  • 20-29: 1.16 %
  • 30-39: 5.01 %
  • 40-49: 12.2 %
  • 50-59: 26.29 %
  • 60+: 54.76 %

Severity if Joint Pain when taking Synthroid **:

  • least: 5.56 %
  • moderate: 46.3 %
  • severe: 44.44 %
  • most severe: 3.7 %

How people recovered from Joint Pain **:

  • while on drug: 6.9 %
  • after off the drug: 10.34 %
  • not yet: 82.76 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Hypothyroidism (772 people)
  • Osteoporosis (722 people)
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis (402 people)
  • Hypertension (335 people)
  • Thyroid Disorder (266 people)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Fosamax (650 people)
  • Aspirin (494 people)
  • Lipitor (463 people)
  • Lasix (438 people)
  • Zometa (357 people)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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