Review: could Synthroid cause Long-term memory loss?
(By eHealthMe on Mar, 13, 2014)
Severity ratings: 2.2/4
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, 1,627 have Long-term memory loss. Find out who they are, when they have Long-term memory loss 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.
Long-term memory loss
Long-term memory loss (latest reports from 457,951 patients) has been reported by people with multiple sclerosis, depression, pain, high blood pressure, pain relief by acupuncture.
On Mar, 10, 2014: 85,665 people reported to have side effects when taking Synthroid. Among them, 1,627 people (1.90%) have Long-term Memory Loss. They amount to 0.36% of all the 457,640 people who 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||5.80%||15.94%||4.35%||10.14%||20.29%||13.04%||30.43% |
Gender of people who have Long-term memory loss when taking Synthroid * :
|Long-term memory loss||86.86%||13.14% |
Age of people who have Long-term memory loss when taking Synthroid * :
|Long-term memory loss||0.00%||0.00%||0.27%||1.79%||7.63%||15.95%||24.67%||49.69% |
Severity of Long-term memory loss when taking Synthroid ** :
|least||moderate||severe||most severe |
|Long-term memory loss||4.08%||67.35%||28.57%||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%||13.04%||86.96% |
Top conditions involved for these people * :
- Hypothyroidism (260 people, 15.98%)
- Depression (157 people, 9.65%)
- Thyroid disorder (130 people, 7.99%)
- Osteoporosis (130 people, 7.99%)
- Pain (121 people, 7.44%)
Top co-used drugs for these people * :
- Aspirin (276 people, 16.96%)
- Lipitor (236 people, 14.51%)
- Ambien (184 people, 11.31%)
- Prilosec (154 people, 9.47%)
- Nexium (149 people, 9.16%)
* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.
** Reports from social media are used.
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