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Review: could Synthroid cause Suicide attempt?

Summary: Suicide attempt could be caused by Synthroid, especially for people who are female, 40-49 old, have been taking the drug for 2 - 5 years, also take Klonopin, and have Depression.

We study 88,617 people who have side effects while taking Synthroid from FDA and social media. Among them, 315 have Suicide attempt. Find out below who they are, when they have Suicide attempt 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.

Suicide attempt

Suicide attempt (latest reports from 142,946 patients) has been reported by people with depression, quit smoking, stress and anxiety, pain, bipolar disorder.

On Apr, 10, 2014: 88,621 people reported to have side effects when taking Synthroid. Among them, 315 people (0.36%) have Suicide Attempt. They amount to 0.22% of all the 142,838 people who have Suicide Attempt on eHealthMe.

Trend of Suicide attempt in Synthroid reports

Time on Synthroid when people have Suicide attempt * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Suicide attempt0.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%50.00%25.00%25.00%

Gender of people who have Suicide attempt when taking Synthroid * :

FemaleMale
Suicide attempt89.73%10.27%

Age of people who have Suicide attempt when taking Synthroid * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Suicide attempt0.00%0.38%4.92%8.33%18.94%36.74%23.11%7.58%

Severity of Suicide attempt when taking Synthroid ** :

leastmoderateseveremost severe
Suicide attempt0.00%0.00%100.00%0.00%

How people recovered from Suicide attempt ** :

n/a

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Depression (78 people, 24.76%)
  2. Hypothyroidism (61 people, 19.37%)
  3. Anxiety (59 people, 18.73%)
  4. Bipolar disorder (58 people, 18.41%)
  5. Pain (48 people, 15.24%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Klonopin (71 people, 22.54%)
  2. Zoloft (58 people, 18.41%)
  3. Ambien (49 people, 15.56%)
  4. Xanax (47 people, 14.92%)
  5. Seroquel (44 people, 13.97%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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