Synthroid and Weight gain - from FDA reports


Summary

Weight gain 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. This review analyzes which people have Weight gain with Synthroid. It is created by eHealthMe based on reports of 137,091 people who have side effects when taking Synthroid from FDA, and is updated regularly.

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On Apr, 24, 2017

137,091 people reported to have side effects when taking Synthroid.
Among them, 4,505 people (3.29%) have Weight Gain


Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Synthroid cause Weight gain?

Time on Synthroid when people have Weight Gain *:

  • < 1 month: 9.76 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 13.41 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 3.66 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 9.76 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 12.8 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 7.32 %
  • 10+ years: 43.29 %

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

  • female: 89.13 %
  • male: 10.87 %

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

  • 0-1: 0.06 %
  • 2-9: 0.27 %
  • 10-19: 0.95 %
  • 20-29: 2.68 %
  • 30-39: 6.17 %
  • 40-49: 17.44 %
  • 50-59: 27.39 %
  • 60+: 45.04 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Hypothyroidism (760 people, 16.87%)
  • Depression (343 people, 7.61%)
  • Thyroid Diseases (333 people, 7.39%)
  • High Blood Pressure (288 people, 6.39%)
  • High Blood Cholesterol (278 people, 6.17%)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Lasix (423 people, 9.39%)
  • Lipitor (390 people, 8.66%)
  • Lyrica (321 people, 7.13%)
  • Xanax (268 people, 5.95%)
  • Premarin (244 people, 5.42%)

Top other side effects for these people *:

  • Fatigue (927 people, 20.58%)
  • Nausea (553 people, 12.28%)
  • High Blood Pressure (524 people, 11.63%)
  • Weakness (510 people, 11.32%)
  • Headache (495 people, 10.99%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

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Synthroid

Synthroid has active ingredients of levothyroxine sodium. It is often used in hypothyroidism. (latest outcomes from Synthroid 145,886 users)

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