Synthroid and Long-term memory loss
This is a study of Long-term memory loss (Memory loss) among people who take Synthroid. The study analyzes: the time on Synthroid when people have Long-term memory loss, gender and age of these people, the severity of Long-term memory loss, how they recovered, and common conditions and drugs used besides Synthroid. In total 82,788 Synthroid users are studied. The study is created by eHealthMe based on reports from FDA and is updated regularly.
Do you have chronic disease and take multiple drugs? eHealthMe can monitor your drugs and notify you when there are serious drug reactions detected. Our original studies have been used on premier medical publications. The monitor will be personalized to your gender and age. Start now
Synthroid has active ingredients of levothyroxine sodium. It is used in hypothyroidism, thyroid function tests, thyroid diseases, chronic thyroiditis, hyperthyroidism. Commonly reported side effects of Synthroid include nausea, fatigue, breathing difficulty, weakness, headache.
Long-term memory loss
Long-term memory loss has been reported by people with multiple sclerosis, depression, pain, high blood pressure, high blood cholesterol.
On May, 24, 2013: 82,788 people reported to have side effects when taking Synthroid. Among them, 1,504 people (1.82%) have Long-term Memory Loss.
Time on Synthroid when people have Long-term memory loss * :
|< 1 month||1 - 6 months||6 - 12 months||1 - 2 years||2 - 5 years||5 - 10 years||10+ years |
|Long-term memory loss||10.00%||15.00%||10.00%||5.00%||25.00%||20.00%||15.00% |
Gender of people who have Long-term memory loss when taking Synthroid * :
|Long-term memory loss||86.90%||13.10% |
Age of people who have Long-term memory loss when taking Synthroid * :
|Long-term memory loss||0.00%||0.00%||0.30%||1.65%||7.49%||16.17%||25.00%||49.40% |
Severity of Long-term memory loss when taking Synthroid ** :
|least||moderate||severe||most severe |
|Long-term memory loss||2.94%||67.65%||29.41%||0.00% |
How people recovered from Long-term memory loss ** :
|while on the drug||after off the drug||not yet |
|Long-term memory loss||0.00%||11.11%||88.89% |
Top conditions involved for these people * :
- Hypothyroidism (213 people, 14.16%)
- Depression (146 people, 9.71%)
- Pain (118 people, 7.85%)
- Thyroid disorder (115 people, 7.65%)
- Osteoporosis (114 people, 7.58%)
Login or sign up (it's free) to view more results.
Top co-used drugs for these people * :
- Aspirin (260 people, 17.29%)
- Lipitor (218 people, 14.49%)
- Ambien (170 people, 11.30%)
- Prilosec (150 people, 9.97%)
- Premarin (146 people, 9.71%)
Login or sign up (it's free) to view more results.
* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.
** Reports from social media are used.
How to use the study: print a copy of the study and bring it to your health teams to ensure drug risks and benefits are fully discussed and understood.
Next: check whether long-term memory loss is from a drug or a condition
You can also:
On eHealthMe, Synthroid (levothyroxine sodium) is often used for hypothyroidism. Find out below the conditions Synthroid is used for, how effective it is, and any alternative drugs that you can use to treat those same conditions.
What is Synthroid used for and how effective is it:
Other drugs that are used to treat the same conditions:
Could it be a symptom from a condition:
Browse Synthroid side effects from A to Z:
Browse Synthroid drug interactions with drugs from A to Z:
Drugs in real world that are associated with:
Comments from related studies:
From this study (4 weeks ago):
Kevin Peters Ph.d on Mar, 4, 2013:
Sammy, I'm a white 45 male; just wanted to agree on that Klonopin remark. When I was 21 I had my second kidney transplant which was a BAD issue all together, at any rate the hospital did not include my medications taken at home after my surgery. I went thru the worst hallucinations and jerking and seizures you could ever possibly imagine. This went on for almost 3 1/2 weeks before we decided to have me taken OUT of the hospital and relocated before they ended up taking my life. Then the whole staff of paychology including the chief of psychiatry cane in my room to see what they could do, Finallu. During one of my few moments of clarity the C.O.F after blaming me if talking "drugs" prior to my transplant listened to my word of telling him the meds I was on before being admitted. After asking when was the last time I had received my Klonopin and me not knowing, he then reviewed the charts, and didn't see me receiving this med once. He stormed out of the room of about 9 docs and came back in with two Klonopin; for the first time in almost 4 weeks and after three surgeries the first 72 hours I was hospitalized, I was sleeping like a baby, for about 49 hours with NO MORE hallucinations, or seizures or jerking! I finally got out of there without a kidney since that kidney was supposed to go to another man named the same as I in a different city! I do take Xanax and probably always will. The half life on Klonopin is much different hence one if its dangers, Nevwr Ever stop this drug cold! I've been on dialysis 25 1/2 years now and suffered from intense skin cancers, but have fought and done all I can do to live a normal as possible life, working full time except when I'm in yet another surgery, over 32 general anesthetic procedures since 1987. I was the youngest boy-man to ever be on the USA soccer team ready to play in the Korea 1988 Olympics. What a change in life.....
All the Best,
chris on Jun, 4, 2011:
i have been taking clonzepam and trazedone and my speech is a very hoarse voice, I am wondering if if my speech problem is from these drugs's side effects.
TwoDimes on Apr, 15, 2012:
Upon occasion, I, too, have become hoarse and from the use of Klonopin. I was VERY hoarse when I tried to cold turkey off of 4mgs of Klonopin. I am now down to 1.5mgs per day and, still, (as I said, upon occasion, I become hoarse. I am sure that the use of Klonopin is the causative factor. - TwoDimes -
SammySushi on Jul, 10, 2012:
Omigosh, never cold turkey clonopin, esp that high of a dose. My dad had a major seizure and hallucinations doing so.
Christophe on Nov, 13, 2012:
I suffer from Hypothyroidism, High Cholesterol & Cancer survivor because of Zyprexa use and previously being prescribed Carbamezapine causing Thyroid damage. My best advice to you if you don't want Hypothyroidism is have regular blood tests, Thyroid damage can be undetected for up to 5 years with no symptoms found on regular blood tests prematurally. Make sure you buy iodised salt to use on food when eating this will help reduce your risk of getting Hypothyroidism. two signs of Hypothyriodism which the Carbamezapine & Zyprexa medication boxes labels wont tell you is if your face becomes puffed up, red or sun sensitive while taking these medications this is a sign of Hypothyroidism. It wont be found on your blood test but later on it could appear out of the blue. The other sign to look for is baldness or hair loss on your head, this is another symptom. I hope these comments will help you. You have to weight up the benefits and negatives taking medications if you decide to take these medicines or not. It depends on how you cope with the drug side effects.
AUDREY on Dec, 16, 2012:
STARTED TAKING DILTIAZEM 60 MG AND I AM VERY CONSTIPATED. 70 YEARS OLD, HEART SURGERY A FAST HEART RATE....
Sonya on Feb, 24, 2013:
You definately need to take a stool softener...straining during defication can cause major problems in people with cardiac problems.
From this study (1 month ago):
Since taking Tramadol, then nucynta, and finally butrans leg pain developed and increased with each med change. My hip pain increased as did interruption in my sleep. I am more noise and light intolerant.
From this study (3 months ago):
Sheryl on Mar, 4, 2013:
I am a 39 year old female with serious nerve pain radiating from my spine - shoulder blade - rt arm - rt chest and often up my neck.
I've spent 1000's and 1000's on different treatments, take a lot of vit's, am active and exercise and still suffer -I've tried many meds - and Lorazapam hands down is the most effective - I take just .5 before bed - pain is gone is about 1 hr and I sleep through the night - my Dr although has had me use every med under the sun, including narcotics -which are barely effective but make me feel terrible - is hesitant to prescribe lorazapam - crazy really!!! I dont use it during the day - I use Baclofen (Muscle relaxor) which is 'helpful' but I am concerned about using Lorazapam all day.
sue on Aug, 25, 2010:
my most common side effect: forgetfulness! But, I can never remember! . . . lol! Seriously, this has very effective for me, being able to come up with a common denominator of all the drugs I have to take - wish I would have known about this site sooner! Has given me a great peace of mind!
From this study (6 months ago):
skin on forearms is aging too fast according to doctor. Dry, thin, crepe-like
From this study (6 months ago):
fet sick from pravastatin
took aricept and doctor and guardian put me in memorory loss care facility cause I would not take the medication because make me sick it is poison me
i have 2d grade achool from poland an can't read or write good
I feel like they are killing me with drugs
Post a new comment OR Read more comments
Recent related drug checks on eHealthMe:
NOTE: The study is based on active ingredients and brand name. Other drugs that have the same active ingredients (e.g. generic drugs) are NOT considered.
WARNING: Please DO NOT STOP MEDICATIONS without first consulting a physician since doing so could be hazardous to your health.
DISCLAIMER: All material available on eHealthMe.com is for informational purposes only, and is not a substitute for medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment provided by a qualified healthcare provider. All information is observation-only, and has not been supported by scientific studies or clinical trials unless otherwise stated. Different individuals may respond to medication in different ways. Every effort has been made to ensure that all information is accurate, up-to-date, and complete, but no guarantee is made to that effect. The use of the eHealthMe site and its content is at your own risk.
You may report adverse side effects to the FDA at http://www.fda.gov/medwatch/ or 1-800-FDA-1088 (1-800-332-1088).
If you use this eHealthMe study on publication, please acknowledge it with a citation: study title, URL, accessed date.
Recent drug studies on eHealthMe: