Review: could Synthroid cause Stuffy nose (Nasal congestion)?
Summary: Stuffy nose is found among people who take Synthroid, especially for people who are female, 60+ old, have been taking the drug for 1 - 2 years, also take medication Aspirin, and have Hypothyroidism.
We study 88,946 people who have side effects while taking Synthroid from FDA and social media. Among them, 381 have Stuffy nose. Find out below who they are, when they have Stuffy nose and more.
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Synthroid has active ingredients of levothyroxine sodium. It is often used in hypothyroidism. (latest outcomes from 93,791 Synthroid users)
Stuffy nose (blockage of the nasal passages usually due to membranes lining the nose becoming swollen from inflamed blood vessels) has been reported by people with rheumatoid arthritis, high blood pressure, asthma, osteoporosis, erection problems. (latest reports from 14,471 Stuffy nose patients)
On Jan, 28, 2015: 88,946 people reported to have side effects when taking Synthroid. Among them, 381 people (0.43%) have Stuffy Nose.
Time on Synthroid when people have Stuffy nose * :
|< 1 month||1 - 6 months||6 - 12 months||1 - 2 years||2 - 5 years||5 - 10 years||10+ years |
|Stuffy nose||0.00%||8.33%||0.00%||58.33%||16.67%||16.67%||0.00% |
Gender of people who have Stuffy nose when taking Synthroid * :
|Stuffy nose||82.14%||17.86% |
Age of people who have Stuffy nose when taking Synthroid * :
|Stuffy nose||0.27%||0.53%||0.53%||1.86%||11.41%||16.18%||29.71%||39.52% |
Severity of Stuffy nose when taking Synthroid ** :
|least||moderate||severe||most severe |
|Stuffy nose||0.00%||50.00%||50.00%||0.00% |
How people recovered from Stuffy nose ** :
|while on the drug||after off the drug||not yet |
|Stuffy nose||0.00%||0.00%||100.00% |
Top conditions involved for these people * :
- Hypothyroidism (82 people, 21.52%)
- Hypertension (46 people, 12.07%)
- Rheumatoid arthritis (36 people, 9.45%)
- Depression (29 people, 7.61%)
- Breast cancer (21 people, 5.51%)
Top co-used drugs for these people * :
- Aspirin (57 people, 14.96%)
- Lasix (52 people, 13.65%)
- Lipitor (46 people, 12.07%)
- Folic acid (43 people, 11.29%)
- Ambien (43 people, 11.29%)
* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.
** Reports from social media are used.
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