Review: could Synthroid cause Weight gain - unintentional?
(By eHealthMe on Feb, 26, 2014)
Severity ratings: 2.4/4
On a scale of 1 to 4: 1=least, 2=moderate, 3=severe, 4=most severe
We study 85,665 people who take Synthroid. Among them, 2,894 have Weight gain - unintentional. See who they are, when they have Weight gain - unintentional and more. This review is based on reports from FDA and social media, and is updated regularly.
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Synthroid (latest outcomes from 93,377 users) has active ingredients of levothyroxine sodium. It is often used in hypothyroidism, thyroid function tests. Commonly reported side effects of Synthroid include nausea aggravated, nausea, fatigue, weakness, fatigue aggravated.
Weight gain - unintentional
Weight gain - unintentional (latest reports from 506,996 patients) has been reported by people with depression, high blood pressure, bipolar disorder, pain, acupuncture and pain.
On Feb, 21, 2014: 85,583 people reported to have side effects when taking Synthroid. Among them, 2,894 people (3.38%) have Weight Gain - Unintentional.
Time on Synthroid when people have Weight gain - unintentional * :
|< 1 month||1 - 6 months||6 - 12 months||1 - 2 years||2 - 5 years||5 - 10 years||10+ years |
|Weight gain - unintentional||8.41%||13.72%||5.31%||13.27%||11.06%||10.62%||37.61% |
Gender of people who have Weight gain - unintentional when taking Synthroid * :
|Weight gain - unintentional||89.71%||10.29% |
Age of people who have Weight gain - unintentional when taking Synthroid * :
|Weight gain - unintentional||0.04%||0.24%||0.98%||2.99%||6.89%||19.72%||27.27%||41.87% |
Severity of Weight gain - unintentional when taking Synthroid ** :
|least||moderate||severe||most severe |
|Weight gain - unintentional||2.27%||60.23%||30.68%||6.82% |
How people recovered from Weight gain - unintentional ** :
|while on the drug||after off the drug||not yet |
|Weight gain - unintentional||0.00%||9.52%||90.48% |
Top conditions involved for these people * :
- Hypothyroidism (521 people, 18.00%)
- Depression (230 people, 7.95%)
- Hypertension (161 people, 5.56%)
- Thyroid disorder (152 people, 5.25%)
- Osteoporosis (144 people, 4.98%)
Top co-used drugs for these people * :
- Lasix (325 people, 11.23%)
- Lipitor (304 people, 10.50%)
- Aspirin (283 people, 9.78%)
- Premarin (220 people, 7.60%)
- Lyrica (212 people, 7.33%)
* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.
** Reports from social media are used.
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