Review: could Synthroid cause Leg swelling (Foot, leg, and ankle swelling)?
Summary: Leg swelling is found among people who take Synthroid, especially for people who are female, 50-59 old, also take medication Lotrel, and have Hypothyroidism.
We study 88,973 people who have side effects while taking Synthroid from FDA and social media. Among them, 9 have Leg swelling. Find out below who they are, when they have Leg swelling and more.
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Synthroid has active ingredients of levothyroxine sodium. It is often used in hypothyroidism. (latest outcomes from 93,834 Synthroid users)
Leg swelling has been reported by people with high blood pressure, depression, high blood cholesterol, gastroesophageal reflux disease, hypothyroidism. (latest reports from 1,420 Leg swelling patients)
On Feb, 4, 2015: 88,946 people reported to have side effects when taking Synthroid. Among them, 9 people (0.01%) 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%||12.50%||37.50%||12.50%||37.50% |
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%||11.11%||55.56%||33.33% |
Severity of Leg swelling when taking Synthroid ** :
|least||moderate||severe||most severe |
|Leg swelling||0.00%||33.33%||55.56%||11.11% |
How people recovered from Leg swelling ** :
|while on the drug||after off the drug||not yet |
|Leg swelling||0.00%||33.33%||66.67% |
Top conditions involved for these people * :
- Hypothyroidism (3 people, 33.33%)
- Thyroid disorder (2 people, 22.22%)
- Blood thinner (2 people, 22.22%)
- Hashimoto's thyroiditis (2 people, 22.22%)
- Anxiety and stress (1 people, 11.11%)
Top co-used drugs for these people * :
- Lotrel (2 people, 22.22%)
- Aspirin (2 people, 22.22%)
- Vitamin d (2 people, 22.22%)
- Norco (2 people, 22.22%)
- Lipitor (2 people, 22.22%)
* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.
** Reports from social media are used.
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Thanks. Debbie CB
- I took fexofenadine for a few months last year, and had oesophagus pain and problems swallowing. i had a gastroscopy eventually. but by the time i had the procedure, i had stopped the fexofenadine.
I had started the Oesophagus problems about the time I was put on Flexofenadine. I did not at the time blame this Ryhinitis drug to the digestion problems I was having. But stopped the Flezofenadine, as it did not completely help my Ryhinitis. I was put on Loretidine for the Ryhinitis, but this made me feel washed out, so after a couple,of months I changed to Benedryl with Acrivastine . My Oesophagus problems were starting to improve. Today 9 months later, Imwent to the doctor to see if there was anything else for Ryhinitis, I have been put back on Fexofenadine, worried now that my Oesophagus will start again to cause problems.
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