Synthroid and Lower cholesterol - from FDA reports


Summary

Lower cholesterol is found among people who take Synthroid, especially for people who are female, 60+ old , have been taking the drug for 10+ years, also take medication Fosamax, and have Hypothyroidism . We study 129,039 people who have side effects while taking Synthroid from FDA. Among them, 2,286 have Lower cholesterol. Find out below who they are, when they have Lower cholesterol and more.

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Synthroid

Synthroid has active ingredients of levothyroxine sodium. It is often used in hypothyroidism. (latest outcomes from Synthroid 137,580 users)

Lower Cholesterol

Lower cholesterol has been reported by people with high blood cholesterol (latest reports from 242,899 Lower cholesterol patients).

On Feb, 15, 2017

129,039 people reported to have side effects when taking Synthroid.
Among them, 2,286 people (1.77%) have Lower Cholesterol


Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Synthroid cause Lower cholesterol?

Time on Synthroid when people have Lower Cholesterol *:

  • < 1 month: 5.26 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 7.02 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 5.26 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 14.04 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 10.53 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 3.51 %
  • 10+ years: 54.39 %

Gender of people who have Lower Cholesterol when taking Synthroid *:

  • female: 85.92 %
  • male: 14.08 %

Age of people who have Lower Cholesterol when taking Synthroid *:

  • 0-1: 0.22 %
  • 2-9: 0.0 %
  • 10-19: 1.05 %
  • 20-29: 0.72 %
  • 30-39: 4.25 %
  • 40-49: 13.84 %
  • 50-59: 30.5 %
  • 60+: 49.42 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Hypothyroidism (468 people, 20.47%)
  • Osteoporosis (331 people, 14.48%)
  • High Blood Pressure (285 people, 12.47%)
  • Thyroid Diseases (278 people, 12.16%)
  • Depression (218 people, 9.54%)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Fosamax (426 people, 18.64%)
  • Lipitor (376 people, 16.45%)
  • Vioxx (325 people, 14.22%)
  • Lasix (252 people, 11.02%)
  • Aspirin (227 people, 9.93%)

Top other side effects for these people *:

  • High Blood Pressure (583 people, 25.50%)
  • Joint Pain (414 people, 18.11%)
  • Depression (403 people, 17.63%)
  • Stress And Anxiety (397 people, 17.37%)
  • Chest Pain (362 people, 15.84%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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