Review: could Synthroid cause Muscle Cramps?


Summary

Muscle cramps 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 Forteo, and have Osteoporosis . We study 89,158 people who have side effects while taking Synthroid from FDA and social media. Among them, 501 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. It is often used in hypothyroidism. (latest outcomes from Synthroid 92,444 users)

Muscle Cramps

Muscle cramps (painful sensations caused by muscle contraction) has been reported by people with breathing difficulty, thrombocytopenia, weakness, blood alkaline phosphatase increased, memory loss (latest reports from 10,483 Muscle cramps patients).

On Jul, 20, 2016

89,158 people reported to have side effects when taking Synthroid.
Among them, 501 people (0.56%) have Muscle Cramps


Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Synthroid cause Muscle cramps?

Time on Synthroid when people have Muscle Cramps *:

  • < 1 month: 14.29 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 14.29 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 7.14 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 0.0 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 14.29 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 14.29 %
  • 10+ years: 35.71 %

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

  • female: 92.38 %
  • male: 7.62 %

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

  • 0-1: 0.0 %
  • 2-9: 0.0 %
  • 10-19: 0.67 %
  • 20-29: 0.67 %
  • 30-39: 4.21 %
  • 40-49: 9.76 %
  • 50-59: 18.85 %
  • 60+: 65.85 %

Severity if Muscle Cramps when taking Synthroid **:

  • least: 0.0 %
  • moderate: 80 %
  • severe: 20 %
  • most severe: 0.0 %

How people recovered from Muscle Cramps **:

  • while on drug: 0.0 %
  • after off the drug: 0.0 %
  • not yet: 100 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Osteoporosis (106 people)
  • Hypothyroidism (17 people)
  • Blood Cholesterol Increased (15 people)
  • Hypercholesterolaemia (7 people)
  • Osteopenia (6 people)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Forteo (124 people)
  • Zocor (58 people)
  • Premarin (57 people)
  • Lipitor (47 people)
  • Fosamax (46 people)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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