Synthroid and Muscle cramps - from FDA reports
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. This review analyzes which people have Muscle cramps with Synthroid. It is created by eHealthMe based on reports of 140,558 people who have side effects when taking Synthroid from FDA , and is updated regularly.
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On Sep, 20, 2017
140,558 people reported to have side effects when taking Synthroid.
Among them, 492 people (0.35%) have Muscle cramps
Number of reports submitted per year:
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: 92.45 %
- male: 7.55 %
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: 3.85 %
- 40-49: 9.73 %
- 50-59: 18.78 %
- 60+: 66.52 %
Top conditions involved for these people *:
- Osteoporosis (106 people, 21.54%)
- High Blood Cholesterol (24 people, 4.88%)
- Osteopenia (6 people, 1.22%)
- Hyperlipidaemia (4 people, 0.81%)
- Multiple Sclerosis (3 people, 0.61%)
Top co-used drugs for these people *:
- Forteo (124 people, 25.20%)
- Zocor (58 people, 11.79%)
- Premarin (57 people, 11.59%)
- Fosamax (47 people, 9.55%)
- Lipitor (46 people, 9.35%)
Top other side effects for these people *:
- Weakness (82 people, 16.67%)
- Nausea (79 people, 16.06%)
- Pain In Extremity (58 people, 11.79%)
- Muscle Aches (57 people, 11.59%)
- Dizziness (54 people, 10.98%)
* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.
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