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Review: could Synthroid cause Weight gain?

We study 88,801 people who have side effects while taking Synthroid from FDA and social media. Among them, 2,985 have Weight gain. Find out below who they are, when they have Weight gain and more.

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Synthroid

Synthroid (latest outcomes from 93,638 users) has active ingredients of levothyroxine sodium. It is often used in hypothyroidism.

Weight gain

Weight gain (latest reports from 527,628 patients) has been reported by people with depression, high blood pressure, bipolar disorder, pain, high blood cholesterol.

On Aug, 17, 2014: 88,773 people reported to have side effects when taking Synthroid. Among them, 2,985 people (3.36%) have Weight Gain. They amount to 0.57% of all the 527,444 people who have Weight Gain on eHealthMe.

Trend of Weight gain in Synthroid reports

Time on Synthroid when people have Weight gain * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Weight gain7.95%12.97%5.02%12.55%10.88%11.30%39.33%

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

FemaleMale
Weight gain89.97%10.03%

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

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Weight gain0.04%0.23%0.96%2.99%6.81%19.56%27.18%42.23%

Severity of Weight gain when taking Synthroid ** :

leastmoderateseveremost severe
Weight gain3.26%58.70%31.52%6.52%

How people recovered from Weight gain ** :

while on the drugafter off the drugnot yet
Weight gain0.00%8.33%91.67%

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Hypothyroidism (541 people, 18.12%)
  2. Depression (242 people, 8.11%)
  3. Hypertension (171 people, 5.73%)
  4. Thyroid disorder (164 people, 5.49%)
  5. Osteoporosis (156 people, 5.23%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Lasix (327 people, 10.95%)
  2. Lipitor (309 people, 10.35%)
  3. Aspirin (289 people, 9.68%)
  4. Premarin (221 people, 7.40%)
  5. Lyrica (218 people, 7.30%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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Comments from related studies:

  • From this study (3 days ago):

  • No weight problems until started taking the pravastatin and the levothyroxine
    , started both meds same time

    Reply

  • From this study (1 week ago):

  • Since I started taking Levothyroxine my very thick hair shafts have become VERY THIN AND DRY.

    Reply

  • From this study (2 months ago):

  • I have gained excessive amount of weight. My body hurts as an effect of it. I'm miserable!

    Reply

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