Review: could Synthroid cause Leg swelling?
(By eHealthMe on Mar, 9, 2014)
Severity ratings: 3.0/4
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, 5 have Leg swelling. See who they are, when they have Leg swelling 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 diseases. Commonly reported side effects of Synthroid include nausea aggravated, nausea, fatigue, weakness, fatigue aggravated.
Leg swelling (latest reports from 3,160 patients) has been reported by people with high blood pressure, high blood cholesterol, depression, pain, gastroesophageal reflux disease.
On Mar, 9, 2014: 85,665 people reported to have side effects when taking Synthroid. Among them, 5 people (0.01%) have Leg Swelling. They amount to 0.16% of all the 3,160 people who have Leg Swelling.
Time on Synthroid when people have Leg swelling * :
|< 1 month||1 - 6 months||6 - 12 months||1 - 2 years||2 - 5 years||5 - 10 years||10+ years |
|Leg swelling||0.00%||0.00%||0.00%||25.00%||25.00%||25.00%||25.00% |
Gender of people who have Leg swelling when taking Synthroid * :
|Leg swelling||100.00%||0.00% |
Age of people who have Leg swelling when taking Synthroid * :
|Leg swelling||0.00%||0.00%||0.00%||0.00%||0.00%||0.00%||60.00%||40.00% |
Severity of Leg swelling when taking Synthroid ** :
|least||moderate||severe||most severe |
|Leg swelling||0.00%||20.00%||60.00%||20.00% |
How people recovered from Leg swelling ** :
|while on the drug||after off the drug||not yet |
|Leg swelling||0.00%||50.00%||50.00% |
Top conditions involved for these people * :
- Hypothyroidism (2 people, 40.00%)
- Type 1 diabetes (1 people, 20.00%)
- Hashimoto's thyroiditis (1 people, 20.00%)
- Nausea (1 people, 20.00%)
- Enzyme abnormality (1 people, 20.00%)
Top co-used drugs for these people * :
- Lotrel (2 people, 40.00%)
- Lipitor (2 people, 40.00%)
- Lantus (2 people, 40.00%)
- Phenergan (1 people, 20.00%)
- Creon (1 people, 20.00%)
* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.
** Reports from social media are used.
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From this study (1 month ago):
I don't know if the swelling is because of the new drug? My legs have never swelled before. I've been on methylphenidate for about 3 weeks or so and noticed about 3 days ago the seeing in my legs.
Manolo818 on Feb, 7, 2014:
yes, its because of the new regimen of Vitamin D pills you are taking. I started taking over the counter VIT D 5000 pills last week and my right ankle has swelled up pretty bad. I had a fracture on my right ankle 2 years ago and it healed nicely with no after affect, but after taking VIT D pill, its swollen like an orange and is affecting my mobility. I have since stop taking VIT D pills as of yesterday. i hope this helps. FYI, no i did not turn or sprained my ankle, just woke up with swelling.
my wifes got it on Jan, 25, 2014:
my wife has issue and she is on metho and pain killers, her leg feel heavy and her feet hurt or feel cold, she says sometimes I feels like her insides are falling out and she is always in pain.what do you think
From this study (2 months ago):
Never had swelling before this.
From this study (2 months ago):
pain increases at night and can be lessened by sitting up.
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