Review: could Synthroid cause Joint pain?
(By eHealthMe on Feb, 23, 2014)
Severity ratings: 2.4/4
On a scale of 1 to 4: 1=least, 2=moderate, 3=severe, 4=most severe
We study 85,665 people who take Synthroid. Among them, 3,488 have Joint pain. See who they are, when they have Joint pain and more. This review is based on reports from FDA and social media, and is updated regularly.
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Synthroid (latest outcomes from 93,377 users) has active ingredients of levothyroxine sodium. It is often used in hypothyroidism, thyroid function tests. Commonly reported side effects of Synthroid include nausea aggravated, nausea, fatigue, weakness, fatigue aggravated.
Joint pain (latest reports from 781,957 patients) has been reported by people with rheumatoid arthritis, osteoporosis, high blood pressure, high blood cholesterol, multiple sclerosis.
On Feb, 20, 2014: 85,583 people reported to have side effects when taking Synthroid. Among them, 3,477 people (4.06%) have Joint Pain.
Time on Synthroid when people have Joint pain * :
|< 1 month||1 - 6 months||6 - 12 months||1 - 2 years||2 - 5 years||5 - 10 years||10+ years |
|Joint pain||11.65%||17.48%||1.94%||7.77%||15.53%||11.65%||33.98% |
Gender of people who have Joint pain when taking Synthroid * :
|Joint pain||89.23%||10.77% |
Age of people who have Joint pain when taking Synthroid * :
|Joint pain||0.00%||0.00%||0.48%||1.05%||4.73%||12.23%||26.05%||55.46% |
Severity of Joint pain when taking Synthroid ** :
|least||moderate||severe||most severe |
|Joint pain||7.89%||52.63%||36.84%||2.63% |
How people recovered from Joint pain ** :
|while on the drug||after off the drug||not yet |
|Joint pain||6.67%||13.33%||80.00% |
Top conditions involved for these people * :
- Osteoporosis (614 people, 17.66%)
- Hypothyroidism (575 people, 16.54%)
- Hypertension (271 people, 7.79%)
- Rheumatoid arthritis (233 people, 6.70%)
- Thyroid disorder (216 people, 6.21%)
Top co-used drugs for these people * :
- Aspirin (555 people, 15.96%)
- Fosamax (551 people, 15.85%)
- Lipitor (400 people, 11.50%)
- Lasix (387 people, 11.13%)
- Prilosec (308 people, 8.86%)
* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.
** Reports from social media are used.
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My Crestor was recently increased from 10 mg. to 20 mg. secondary to abnormal labs. I wasn't totally NPO as I had coffee with cream approx. 6 hours earlier. My physician felt that he could allow for this when he read the results. After approximately a week or less the fingers on my right hand felt tired and stiff like I had been tournament bowling. I very quickly progressed to joint pain, specifically the middle finger which was extremely painful at times. I have a neuropathy in my left hand, so I can't compare the two hands. I stopped the Crestor for a couple of days and it seemed to improve. I was wondering if the sudden increase in Crestor could cause that particular joint pain.
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occasional wrist, hip and thumb pain no pain meds neeeded but after third day on predisone for protacted migraine everyday and continued pain. Pain like that after surgery. Now have very little use of left wrist. Pain in hip now always when I recline.
From this study (2 months ago):
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