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Review: could Synthroid cause Nausea?

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

We study 88,617 people who have side effects while taking Synthroid from FDA and social media. Among them, 7,465 have Nausea. Find out below who they are, when they have Nausea 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.

Nausea

Nausea (feeling of having an urge to vomit) (latest reports from 1,909,097 patients) has been reported by people with type 2 diabetes, high blood pressure, quit smoking, depression, pain.

On Apr, 10, 2014: 88,621 people reported to have side effects when taking Synthroid. Among them, 7,465 people (8.42%) have Nausea. They amount to 0.39% of all the 1,906,728 people who have Nausea on eHealthMe.

Trend of Nausea in Synthroid reports

Time on Synthroid when people have Nausea * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Nausea17.69%17.69%5.44%9.52%16.33%12.24%21.09%

Gender of people who have Nausea when taking Synthroid * :

FemaleMale
Nausea88.85%11.15%

Age of people who have Nausea when taking Synthroid * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Nausea0.00%0.13%0.52%2.66%6.37%13.62%23.67%53.02%

Severity of Nausea when taking Synthroid ** :

leastmoderateseveremost severe
Nausea13.64%52.27%31.82%2.27%

How people recovered from Nausea ** :

while on the drugafter off the drugnot yet
Nausea9.09%0.00%90.91%

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Hypothyroidism (966 people, 12.94%)
  2. Osteoporosis (596 people, 7.98%)
  3. Hypertension (487 people, 6.52%)
  4. Depression (485 people, 6.50%)
  5. Smoking cessation therapy (417 people, 5.59%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Aspirin (1,065 people, 14.27%)
  2. Lipitor (756 people, 10.13%)
  3. Lasix (744 people, 9.97%)
  4. Nexium (611 people, 8.18%)
  5. Prilosec (598 people, 8.01%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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  • patientrh on Apr, 2, 2014:

    I have been experiencing the same problem, i was recently put o 10 mcg of adderall and have been on levothyroxine (150mcg)for about 2 years now. And to be honest i havent been the same person for those two year, I lost ambition, drive, thinking ability as well as having trouble focusing at tasks at hand I also get anxiety an jittery feeling when around people.I am also looking for answers myself? I am wondering if I should stop taking levothyroxine and see if that will work..

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    Tracy on Jun, 5, 2010:

    I have also had low energy and depression for many years. Two years ago my psych put me on Ritalin after diagnosing me with ADHD. At that time I was on Zoloft, I believe, which wasn't working. so he put me on Wellbutrin several months ago. I have lost 35 to 40 pounds in the last year and a half and have lost 2 -3 lbs. just in about 5 days. My family believes it's from Ritalin and/or the combination with Wellbutrin. However, I didn't start losing weight until 7 months after I began Ritalin. I also have most of the symptoms of Lupus so just wondering if anyone else has experienced this.

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