Synthroid and Weight gain - unintentional - from FDA reports


Summary

Weight gain - unintentional 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 Lasix, and have Hypothyroidism . We study 129,039 people who have side effects while taking Synthroid from FDA. Among them, 4,214 have Weight gain - unintentional. Find out below who they are, when they have Weight gain - unintentional and more.

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Synthroid

Synthroid has active ingredients of levothyroxine sodium. It is often used in hypothyroidism. (latest outcomes from Synthroid 137,587 users)

Weight Gain - Unintentional

Weight gain - unintentional has been reported by people with depression, high blood pressure, rheumatoid arthritis, multiple sclerosis, bipolar disorder (latest reports from 118,299 Weight gain - unintentional patients).

On Feb, 20, 2017

129,039 people reported to have side effects when taking Synthroid.
Among them, 4,214 people (3.27%) have Weight Gain - Unintentional


Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Synthroid cause Weight gain - unintentional?

Time on Synthroid when people have Weight Gain - Unintentional *:

  • < 1 month: 8.92 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 17.83 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 5.73 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 6.37 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 13.38 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 7.01 %
  • 10+ years: 40.76 %

Gender of people who have Weight Gain - Unintentional when taking Synthroid *:

  • female: 89.15 %
  • male: 10.85 %

Age of people who have Weight Gain - Unintentional when taking Synthroid *:

  • 0-1: 0.06 %
  • 2-9: 0.25 %
  • 10-19: 0.98 %
  • 20-29: 2.65 %
  • 30-39: 6.27 %
  • 40-49: 17.71 %
  • 50-59: 27.44 %
  • 60+: 44.64 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Hypothyroidism (703 people, 16.68%)
  • Depression (327 people, 7.76%)
  • Thyroid Diseases (301 people, 7.14%)
  • High Blood Pressure (266 people, 6.31%)
  • High Blood Cholesterol (265 people, 6.29%)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Lasix (404 people, 9.59%)
  • Lipitor (374 people, 8.88%)
  • Lyrica (301 people, 7.14%)
  • Xanax (251 people, 5.96%)
  • Premarin (238 people, 5.65%)

Top other side effects for these people *:

  • Fatigue (845 people, 20.05%)
  • Nausea (515 people, 12.22%)
  • High Blood Pressure (476 people, 11.30%)
  • Oedema Peripheral (466 people, 11.06%)
  • Weakness (464 people, 11.01%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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