Synthroid and Muscle cramps - from FDA reports


Summary

Muscle cramps is found among people who take Synthroid, especially for people who are female, 60+ old , have been taking the drug for < 1 month, also take medication Forteo, and have Osteoporosis . We study 129,039 people who have side effects while taking Synthroid from FDA. Among them, 490 have Muscle cramps. Find out below who they are, when they have Muscle cramps 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)

Muscle Cramps

Muscle cramps (painful sensations caused by muscle contraction) has been reported by people with osteoporosis, high blood cholesterol (latest reports from 10,549 Muscle cramps patients).

On Jan, 26, 2017

129,039 people reported to have side effects when taking Synthroid.
Among them, 490 people (0.38%) have Muscle Cramps


Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Synthroid cause Muscle cramps?

Time on Synthroid when people have Muscle Cramps *:

  • < 1 month: 50 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 25 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 0.0 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 0.0 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 0.0 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 0.0 %
  • 10+ years: 25 %

Gender of people who have Muscle Cramps when taking Synthroid *:

  • female: 92.42 %
  • male: 7.58 %

Age of people who have Muscle Cramps when taking Synthroid *:

  • 0-1: 0.0 %
  • 2-9: 0.0 %
  • 10-19: 0.68 %
  • 20-29: 0.45 %
  • 30-39: 3.86 %
  • 40-49: 9.77 %
  • 50-59: 18.86 %
  • 60+: 66.36 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Osteoporosis (106 people, 21.63%)
  • High Blood Cholesterol (24 people, 4.90%)
  • Hypothyroidism (8 people, 1.63%)
  • Osteopenia (6 people, 1.22%)
  • Hyperlipidaemia (4 people, 0.82%)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Forteo (124 people, 25.31%)
  • Zocor (58 people, 11.84%)
  • Premarin (57 people, 11.63%)
  • Lipitor (46 people, 9.39%)
  • Fosamax (46 people, 9.39%)

Top other side effects for these people *:

  • Weakness (82 people, 16.73%)
  • Nausea (79 people, 16.12%)
  • Pain In Extremity (58 people, 11.84%)
  • Muscle Aches (57 people, 11.63%)
  • Dizziness (54 people, 11.02%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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