Review: could Synthroid cause Weight Gain - Unintentional?


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 128,803 people who have side effects while taking Synthroid from FDA and social media. Among them, 4,188 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 133,829 users)

Weight Gain - Unintentional

Weight gain - unintentional has been reported by people with weight decreased, breathing difficulty, weakness, insomnia, pneumonia (latest reports from 114,276 Weight gain - unintentional patients).

On Sep, 16, 2016

128,803 people reported to have side effects when taking Synthroid.
Among them, 4,188 people (3.25%) 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: 5.99 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 13.48 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 4.49 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 8.24 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 14.98 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 12.36 %
  • 10+ years: 40.45 %

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

  • female: 89.22 %
  • male: 10.78 %

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

  • 0-1: 0.06 %
  • 2-9: 0.28 %
  • 10-19: 0.88 %
  • 20-29: 2.8 %
  • 30-39: 6.57 %
  • 40-49: 18.31 %
  • 50-59: 27.74 %
  • 60+: 43.35 %

Severity if Weight Gain - Unintentional when taking Synthroid **:

  • least: 3.7 %
  • moderate: 57.41 %
  • severe: 30.56 %
  • most severe: 8.33 %

How people recovered from Weight Gain - Unintentional **:

  • while on drug: 0.0 %
  • after off the drug: 13.16 %
  • not yet: 86.84 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Hypothyroidism (752 people, 17.96%)
  • Depression (327 people, 7.81%)
  • Thyroid Disorder (292 people, 6.97%)
  • Hypertension (260 people, 6.21%)
  • Pain (204 people, 4.87%)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Lasix (400 people, 9.55%)
  • Lipitor (375 people, 8.95%)
  • Lyrica (294 people, 7.02%)
  • Xanax (255 people, 6.09%)
  • Premarin (238 people, 5.68%)

Top other side effects for these people *:

  • Fatigue (791 people, 18.89%)
  • Nausea (500 people, 11.94%)
  • Oedema Peripheral (455 people, 10.86%)
  • Headache (417 people, 9.96%)
  • Pain (407 people, 9.72%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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