Review: could Synthroid cause Muscle cramps?
We study 88,801 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.
Stay connected: join a mobile support group for people who take Synthroid and have Muscle cramps >>>
Synthroid (latest outcomes from 93,638 users) has active ingredients of levothyroxine sodium. It is often used in hypothyroidism.
Muscle cramps (painful sensations caused by muscle contraction) (latest reports from 50,489 patients) has been reported by people with osteoporosis, high blood cholesterol, high blood pressure, pain, depression.
On Aug, 11, 2014: 88,773 people reported to have side effects when taking Synthroid. Among them, 511 people (0.58%) have Muscle Cramps. They amount to 1.01% of all the 50,394 people who have Muscle Cramps on eHealthMe.
Time on Synthroid when people have Muscle cramps * :
|< 1 month||1 - 6 months||6 - 12 months||1 - 2 years||2 - 5 years||5 - 10 years||10+ years |
|Muscle cramps||8.70%||17.39%||8.70%||0.00%||13.04%||17.39%||34.78% |
Gender of people who have Muscle cramps when taking Synthroid * :
|Muscle cramps||91.80%||8.20% |
Age of people who have Muscle cramps when taking Synthroid * :
|Muscle cramps||0.00%||0.00%||0.60%||0.60%||4.02%||11.67%||18.11%||64.99% |
Severity of Muscle cramps when taking Synthroid ** :
|least||moderate||severe||most severe |
|Muscle cramps||5.56%||66.67%||16.67%||11.11% |
How people recovered from Muscle cramps ** :
|while on the drug||after off the drug||not yet |
|Muscle cramps||0.00%||0.00%||100.00% |
Top conditions involved for these people * :
- Osteoporosis (120 people, 23.48%)
- Hypothyroidism (20 people, 3.91%)
- Blood cholesterol increased (18 people, 3.52%)
- Hypertension (8 people, 1.57%)
- Osteopenia (8 people, 1.57%)
Top co-used drugs for these people * :
- Forteo (137 people, 26.81%)
- Premarin (63 people, 12.33%)
- Aspirin (63 people, 12.33%)
- Zocor (63 people, 12.33%)
- Fosamax (53 people, 10.37%)
* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.
** Reports from social media are used.
How to use the study: print a copy of the study and bring it to your health teams to ensure drug risks and benefits are fully discussed and understood.
You can also:
Get connected! Join a mobile support group:
- group for people who take Synthroid and have Muscle Cramps
- group for people who take Synthroid
- group for people who have Muscle Cramps
Comments from related studies:
From this study (6 months ago):
I has constant severe upper abdominal pain after taking Atorvastatin for 6 months, and had my gallbladder removed. The abdominal pain still comes and goes, not as severe as before and it has been 6 months since the gallbladder removal.
The muscle pain started just before the abdominal pain (about 3 months after starting Atorvastatin). It started in my forearms and I thought it was from typing all day. Over the past year it has slowly spread up my arms, into my shoulders and into my lower back. I also get leg and foot cramps occassionally.
From this study (1 year ago):
Spams in back, sides; charlie horses in legs and feet; tingling or crawling feeling; cold and or numb fingers sometimes
From this study (2 years ago):
TOTAL THYROIDECTOMY 18 MONTHS AGO WHICH CAUSED PERMANANT PARATHYROID DAMAGE AND CHRONIC HYPOCALCAEMIA. TOOK MEDICATIONS IMMEDIATELY AFTER SURGERY AND HAVE NOT BEEN FREE FROM UNPLEASENT SYMPTOMS MAINLY CRAMP, MUSCLE PAIN , TWITCHING AND VIBRATIONS. aFTER 16 MONTHS HAVE NOW STARTED WITH WIDESPREAD JOINT PAIN.
Post a new comment OR Read more comments
Can you answer these questions (what is this?):
- Omeprazole or pantoprazole?
I take an oral contraceptive, Diane-35 ED, which is not in the list of drugs to choose from on this site.
Recently, the medication I was taking for my stomach ulcer (Omeprazole) became unavailable in my country of residence and was replaced by Patoprazole. I started taking it yesterday morning a ...
- Has anyone been prescribed methotrexate for granuloma annulare?
I have had GA for 2 years now, however it has gotten progressively worse the past 6 months. It has now spread over 80% of my body. I am seeing an Endocrinologist next week as I believe my thyroid may play a big role in this. My Regular Dr. suggested I speak to Endocrinologist about a drug called Met ...
- I'm on 1 1/12 mg of suboxone. would i have to go off of it if i need major surgery?
I was taking about 5 to 15 mg of Percocet a day and wanted to get off them. If I don't take suboxone at night I get EXTREME discomfort down my left leg & can not sleep due to pressure on my lower back (that's why I had to take Percocet). I have tried NUMEROUS meds over the past 20 yrs & nothing work ...
More questions for: Synthroid, Muscle cramps
You may be interested at these reviews (what is this?):
- Shortness of breath after taking levothyroxine for 8-10 yrs.
I have been experiencing shortness of breath lately when taking the levothyroxine. If I stop taking it for a couple of days my shortness of breath is pretty much gone.
- I wish i had never taken ambien
Ambien was prescribed after my sleep study showed severe sleep latency and awakening. In the five hours I slept I woke 85 times and had only 5 minutes of deep sleep. However, the doctors couldn't make a recommendation because they could detect no cause for the poor sleep pattern. My doctor offered A ...
- Bone infections involving my teeth crohns and prednisone over the past 12 years
Dentist  tell me the abscesses are in the bones and I've had several root canals, bridges, bone surgeries that last 3 years, teeth became so mobile after the bone economy I had them pulled and now a partial one month ago. Bone loss etc. I don't have the ridges in my mouth that most Crohn patients ...
More reviews for: Synthroid, Muscle cramps
On eHealthMe, Synthroid (levothyroxine sodium) is often used for hypothyroidism. Find out below the conditions Synthroid is used for, how effective it is, and any alternative drugs that you can use to treat those same conditions.
What is Synthroid used for and how effective is it:
Other drugs that are used to treat the same conditions:
Could it be a symptom from a condition:
Drugs in real world that are associated with:
Could your condition cause it?
NOTE: The study is based on active ingredients and brand name. Other drugs that have the same active ingredients (e.g. generic drugs) are NOT considered.
WARNING: Please DO NOT STOP MEDICATIONS without first consulting a physician since doing so could be hazardous to your health.
DISCLAIMER: All material available on eHealthMe.com is for informational purposes only, and is not a substitute for medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment provided by a qualified healthcare provider. All information is observation-only, and has not been supported by scientific studies or clinical trials unless otherwise stated. Different individuals may respond to medication in different ways. Every effort has been made to ensure that all information is accurate, up-to-date, and complete, but no guarantee is made to that effect. The use of the eHealthMe site and its content is at your own risk.
You may report adverse side effects to the FDA at http://www.fda.gov/medwatch/ or 1-800-FDA-1088 (1-800-332-1088).
If you use this eHealthMe study on publication, please acknowledge it with a citation: study title, URL, accessed date.