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Review: could Synthroid cause Rash?

Summary: Rash could be caused by Synthroid, especially for people who are female, 60+ old, have been taking the drug for 1 - 6 months, 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, 3,400 have Rash. Find out below who they are, when they have Rash 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.

Rash

Rash (redness) (latest reports from 965,171 patients) has been reported by people with rheumatoid arthritis, high blood pressure, high blood cholesterol, osteoporosis, depression.

On Apr, 11, 2014: 88,621 people reported to have side effects when taking Synthroid. Among them, 3,511 people (3.96%) have Rash. They amount to 0.36% of all the 963,854 people who have Rash on eHealthMe.

Trend of Rash in Synthroid reports

Time on Synthroid when people have Rash * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Rash16.56%34.36%6.13%8.59%10.43%12.88%11.04%

Gender of people who have Rash when taking Synthroid * :

FemaleMale
Rash82.70%17.30%

Age of people who have Rash when taking Synthroid * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Rash0.03%0.12%0.49%1.31%5.38%13.08%25.97%53.62%

Severity of Rash when taking Synthroid ** :

leastmoderateseveremost severe
Rash7.41%66.67%22.22%3.70%

How people recovered from Rash ** :

while on the drugafter off the drugnot yet
Rash7.14%7.14%85.71%

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Hypothyroidism (641 people, 18.26%)
  2. Hypertension (316 people, 9.00%)
  3. Osteoporosis (246 people, 7.01%)
  4. Blood cholesterol increased (222 people, 6.32%)
  5. Pain (215 people, 6.12%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Aspirin (627 people, 17.86%)
  2. Lasix (447 people, 12.73%)
  3. Lipitor (368 people, 10.48%)
  4. Nexium (297 people, 8.46%)
  5. Coumadin (294 people, 8.37%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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Comments from related studies:

  • From this study (3 months ago):

  • I've had a rash on my face for about 2 months now that is concentrated mostly from the left side of my mouth almost down to the chin. I've used tea tree oil with some benefit, but it still only will dry up a little and never completely goes away. It is fairly red most of the time and sometimes will have bumps that look like pimples. It doesn't hurt or itch, but being 52 years old, it's pretty embarrassing. I've made a dermatologist appt., but have had to wait 6 weeks to get in. My new primary care doctor didn't have a clue. Could the dextroamphetamine be causing this rash?

    Reply

  • From this study (5 months ago):

  • This is one month postpartum. I have a list of symptoms that make it hard to deal with regular life. I had sore fingers and wrists and a rash on the palms of my hands and inside of forearms. Then the rash spread to the soles of my feet. Joint stiffness and pain in my knees, elbows, wrists and ankles. I took a topical cream for the rash on my arms and then it spread to legs, thighs, torso, neck . . . Now I have a sore throat, swollen glands. I tried ibuprofen and tylenol. to control pain, not bad, but stopped taking them because of the rashes.

    Reply

  • From this study (12 months ago):

  • rash on ear, now spreading to neck

    Reply

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