Review: could Synthroid cause Leg Swelling?


Summary

Leg swelling 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 Adderall 20, and have Hypothyroidism . We study 102,846 people who have side effects while taking Synthroid from FDA and social media. Among them, 18 have Leg swelling. Find out below who they are, when they have Leg swelling and more.

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Synthroid

Synthroid has active ingredients of levothyroxine sodium. It is often used in hypothyroidism. (latest outcomes from Synthroid 107,543 users)

Leg Swelling

Leg swelling has been reported by people with high blood pressure, rashes, weakness, diarrhea, heart palpitations (latest reports from 1,131 Leg swelling patients).

On Aug, 28, 2016

102,846 people reported to have side effects when taking Synthroid.
Among them, 18 people (0.02%) have Leg Swelling


Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Synthroid cause Leg swelling?

Time on Synthroid when people have Leg Swelling *:

  • < 1 month: 0.0 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 6.25 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 0.0 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 6.25 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 25.0 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 25.0 %
  • 10+ years: 37.5 %

Gender of people who have Leg Swelling when taking Synthroid *:

  • female: 94.44 %
  • male: 5.56 %

Age of people who have Leg Swelling when taking Synthroid *:

  • 0-1: 0.0 %
  • 2-9: 0.0 %
  • 10-19: 0.0 %
  • 20-29: 0.0 %
  • 30-39: 11.11 %
  • 40-49: 22.22 %
  • 50-59: 27.78 %
  • 60+: 38.89 %

Severity if Leg Swelling when taking Synthroid **:

  • least: 0.0 %
  • moderate: 43.75 %
  • severe: 50.0 %
  • most severe: 6.25 %

How people recovered from Leg Swelling **:

  • while on drug: 0.0 %
  • after off the drug: 20 %
  • not yet: 80 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Hypothyroidism (15 people)
  • Thyroid Disorder (3 people)
  • Seizures (3 people)
  • Hashimoto's Thyroiditis (3 people)
  • Add (3 people)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Metoprolol Tartrate (3 people)
  • Lotrel (3 people)
  • Fioricet (3 people)
  • Amlodipine Besylate (3 people)
  • Adderall 20 (3 people)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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