Review: could Synthroid cause Lower Cholesterol?


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 102,844 people who have side effects while taking Synthroid from FDA and social media. Among them, 1,963 have Lower cholesterol. Find out below who they are, when they have Lower cholesterol and more.

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Synthroid has active ingredients of levothyroxine sodium. It is often used in hypothyroidism. (latest outcomes from Synthroid 104,321 users)

Lower Cholesterol

Lower cholesterol has been reported by people with breathing difficulty, drug ineffective, itching, high blood cholesterol, chest pain (latest reports from 180,851 Lower cholesterol patients).

On Aug, 22, 2016

102,844 people reported to have side effects when taking Synthroid.
Among them, 1,963 people (1.91%) have Lower Cholesterol

Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Synthroid cause Lower cholesterol?

Time on Synthroid when people have Lower Cholesterol *:

  • < 1 month: 5.88 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 4.41 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 11.76 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 8.82 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 7.35 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 10.29 %
  • 10+ years: 51.47 %

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

  • female: 85.86 %
  • male: 14.14 %

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

  • 0-1: 0.25 %
  • 2-9: 0.0 %
  • 10-19: 0.99 %
  • 20-29: 0.68 %
  • 30-39: 4.39 %
  • 40-49: 14.66 %
  • 50-59: 30.43 %
  • 60+: 48.61 %

Severity if Lower Cholesterol when taking Synthroid **:

  • least: 9.52 %
  • moderate: 33.33 %
  • severe: 47.62 %
  • most severe: 9.52 %

How people recovered from Lower Cholesterol **:

  • while on drug: 0.0 %
  • after off the drug: 25 %
  • not yet: 75 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Hypothyroidism (437 people)
  • Osteoporosis (303 people)
  • Hypertension (232 people)
  • Thyroid Disorder (218 people)
  • Depression (193 people)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Fosamax (400 people)
  • Lipitor (351 people)
  • Vioxx (324 people)
  • Aspirin (222 people)
  • Lasix (212 people)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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