Could Synthroid cause Rash - from FDA reports


Summary

Rash is found among people who take Synthroid, especially for people who are female, 60+ old , have been taking the drug for 1 - 6 months, also take medication Aspirin, and have Hypothyroidism . We study 132,342 people who have side effects while taking Synthroid from FDA. Among them, 5,417 have Rash. Find out below who they are, when they have Rash and more.

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Synthroid

Synthroid has active ingredients of levothyroxine sodium. It is often used in hypothyroidism. (latest outcomes from Synthroid 137,433 users)

Rash

Rash has been reported by people with rheumatoid arthritis, high blood pressure, hepatitis c, multiple sclerosis, high blood cholesterol (latest reports from 263,282 Rash patients).

On Nov, 22, 2016

132,342 people reported to have side effects when taking Synthroid.
Among them, 5,417 people (4.09%) have Rash


Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Synthroid cause Rash?

Time on Synthroid when people have Rash *:

  • < 1 month: 22.02 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 25.6 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 6.55 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 7.14 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 9.52 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 12.5 %
  • 10+ years: 16.67 %

Gender of people who have Rash when taking Synthroid *:

  • female: 83.49 %
  • male: 16.51 %

Age of people who have Rash when taking Synthroid *:

  • 0-1: 0.07 %
  • 2-9: 0.19 %
  • 10-19: 0.4 %
  • 20-29: 1.7 %
  • 30-39: 5.75 %
  • 40-49: 12.72 %
  • 50-59: 24.47 %
  • 60+: 54.69 %

Severity of Rash **:

  • least: 9.09 %
  • moderate: 57.58 %
  • severe: 30.3 %
  • most severe: 3.03 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Hypothyroidism (934 people, 17.24%)
  • High Blood Pressure (487 people, 8.99%)
  • High Blood Cholesterol (450 people, 8.31%)
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis (381 people, 7.03%)
  • Pain (284 people, 5.24%)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Aspirin (544 people, 10.04%)
  • Lasix (519 people, 9.58%)
  • Lipitor (426 people, 7.86%)
  • Nexium (340 people, 6.28%)
  • Xanax (329 people, 6.07%)

Top other side effects for these people *:

  • Itching (1,031 people, 19.03%)
  • Fatigue (798 people, 14.73%)
  • Nausea (733 people, 13.53%)
  • Pain (730 people, 13.48%)
  • Breathing Difficulty (605 people, 11.17%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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