Could Synthroid cause Sleepiness - from FDA reports


Summary

Sleepiness is found among people who take Synthroid, especially for people who are female, 60+ old , have been taking the drug for 10+ years, also take medication Lyrica, and have Hypothyroidism . We study 132,335 people who have side effects while taking Synthroid from FDA. Among them, 2,490 have Sleepiness. Find out below who they are, when they have Sleepiness and more.

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Synthroid

Synthroid has active ingredients of levothyroxine sodium. It is often used in hypothyroidism. (latest outcomes from Synthroid 137,417 users)

Sleepiness

Sleepiness (excess sleeping) has been reported by people with depression, pain, high blood pressure, multiple sclerosis, stress and anxiety (latest reports from 114,685 Sleepiness patients).

On Nov, 18, 2016

132,335 people reported to have side effects when taking Synthroid.
Among them, 2,490 people (1.88%) have Sleepiness


Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Synthroid cause Sleepiness?

Time on Synthroid when people have Sleepiness *:

  • < 1 month: 10.53 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 9.47 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 6.32 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 7.37 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 10.53 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 15.79 %
  • 10+ years: 40.0 %

Gender of people who have Sleepiness when taking Synthroid *:

  • female: 83.35 %
  • male: 16.65 %

Age of people who have Sleepiness when taking Synthroid *:

  • 0-1: 0.0 %
  • 2-9: 0.31 %
  • 10-19: 1.22 %
  • 20-29: 2.9 %
  • 30-39: 5.7 %
  • 40-49: 13.49 %
  • 50-59: 25.05 %
  • 60+: 51.32 %

Severity of Sleepiness **:

  • least: 2.78 %
  • moderate: 33.33 %
  • severe: 47.22 %
  • most severe: 16.67 %

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Lyrica (257 people, 10.32%)
  • Cymbalta (241 people, 9.68%)
  • Lipitor (237 people, 9.52%)
  • Aspirin (221 people, 8.88%)
  • Neurontin (194 people, 7.79%)

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Potential co-existing conditions

  • Pain (191 people, 7.67%)
  • High Blood Cholesterol (179 people, 7.19%)
  • Stress And Anxiety (162 people, 6.51%)

Potential co-existing symptoms

  • Fatigue (760 people, 30.52%)
  • Nausea (473 people, 19.00%)
  • Weakness (459 people, 18.43%)
  • Dizziness (435 people, 17.47%)
  • Headache (356 people, 14.30%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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