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Review: could Synthroid cause Loose stools?

Summary: Loose stools could be caused by Synthroid, especially for people who are female, 60+ old, also take Xenical, and have Osteoarthritis.

We study 88,617 people who have side effects while taking Synthroid from FDA and social media. Among them, 111 have Loose stools. Find out below who they are, when they have Loose stools and more.

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Synthroid

Synthroid (latest outcomes from 93,438 users) has active ingredients of levothyroxine sodium. It is often used in hypothyroidism, thyroid function tests. Commonly reported side effects of Synthroid include nausea, nausea aggravated, fatigue, weakness, fatigue aggravated.

Loose stools

Loose stools (latest reports from 9,190 patients) has been reported by people with osteoporosis, rheumatoid arthritis, depression, high blood pressure, high blood cholesterol.

On Apr, 13, 2014: 88,617 people reported to have side effects when taking Synthroid. Among them, 111 people (0.13%) have Loose Stools. They amount to 1.21% of all the 9,186 people who have Loose Stools on eHealthMe.

Trend of Loose stools in Synthroid reports

Time on Synthroid when people have Loose stools * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Loose stools0.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%100.00%

Gender of people who have Loose stools when taking Synthroid * :

FemaleMale
Loose stools88.70%11.30%

Age of people who have Loose stools when taking Synthroid * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Loose stools0.00%0.89%0.00%0.00%3.57%9.82%26.79%58.93%

Severity of Loose stools when taking Synthroid ** :

leastmoderateseveremost severe
Loose stools0.00%100.00%0.00%0.00%

How people recovered from Loose stools ** :

while on the drugafter off the drugnot yet
Loose stools0.00%0.00%100.00%

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Osteoarthritis (6 people, 5.41%)
  2. Osteoporosis (5 people, 4.50%)
  3. Irritable bowel syndrome (5 people, 4.50%)
  4. Hormone replacement therapy (3 people, 2.70%)
  5. Blood pressure (3 people, 2.70%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Xenical (28 people, 25.23%)
  2. Prilosec (17 people, 15.32%)
  3. Zocor (16 people, 14.41%)
  4. Premarin (14 people, 12.61%)
  5. Lasix (13 people, 11.71%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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