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Review: could Synthroid cause Lower cholesterol?

Summary: Lower cholesterol could be caused by Synthroid, especially for people who are female, 60+ old, also take Vioxx, and have Hypothyroidism.

We study 88,617 people who have side effects while taking Synthroid from FDA and social media. Among them, 1,772 have Lower cholesterol. Find out below who they are, when they have Lower cholesterol 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.

Lower cholesterol

Lower cholesterol (latest reports from 446,835 patients) has been reported by people with osteoporosis, high blood pressure, depression, osteopenia, pain.

On Apr, 13, 2014: 88,617 people reported to have side effects when taking Synthroid. Among them, 1,772 people (2.00%) have Lower Cholesterol. They amount to 0.39% of all the 451,111 people who have Lower Cholesterol on eHealthMe.

Trend of Lower cholesterol in Synthroid reports

Time on Synthroid when people have Lower cholesterol * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Lower cholesterol10.26%7.69%10.26%10.26%8.97%8.97%43.59%

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

FemaleMale
Lower cholesterol85.82%14.18%

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

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Lower cholesterol0.17%0.00%0.72%0.84%4.90%16.98%28.62%47.77%

Severity of Lower cholesterol when taking Synthroid ** :

leastmoderateseveremost severe
Lower cholesterol13.33%26.67%53.33%6.67%

How people recovered from Lower cholesterol ** :

while on the drugafter off the drugnot yet
Lower cholesterol0.00%25.00%75.00%

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Hypothyroidism (378 people, 21.33%)
  2. Osteoporosis (271 people, 15.29%)
  3. Hypertension (228 people, 12.87%)
  4. Depression (227 people, 12.81%)
  5. Thyroid disorder (203 people, 11.46%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Vioxx (386 people, 21.78%)
  2. Lipitor (380 people, 21.44%)
  3. Fosamax (355 people, 20.03%)
  4. Aspirin (296 people, 16.70%)
  5. Seroquel (243 people, 13.71%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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