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Review: could Synthroid cause Weight gain - unintentional?

Summary: Weight gain - unintentional could be caused by Synthroid, especially for people who are female, 60+ old, also take Lasix, and have Hypothyroidism.

We study 88,617 people who have side effects while taking Synthroid from FDA and social media. Among them, 2,981 have Weight gain - unintentional. Find out below who they are, when they have Weight gain - unintentional and more.

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Synthroid

Synthroid (latest outcomes from 93,438 users) has active ingredients of levothyroxine sodium. It is often used in hypothyroidism.

Weight gain - unintentional

Weight gain - unintentional (latest reports from 521,574 patients) has been reported by people with depression, high blood pressure, bipolar disorder, pain, high blood cholesterol.

On Apr, 12, 2014: 88,621 people reported to have side effects when taking Synthroid. Among them, 2,981 people (3.36%) have Weight Gain - Unintentional. They amount to 0.57% of all the 520,793 people who have Weight Gain - Unintentional on eHealthMe.

Trend of Weight gain - unintentional in Synthroid reports

Time on Synthroid when people have Weight gain - unintentional * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Weight gain - unintentional8.05%13.14%5.08%12.71%10.59%11.02%39.41%

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

FemaleMale
Weight gain - unintentional89.95%10.05%

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

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Weight gain - unintentional0.04%0.23%0.96%2.99%6.83%19.52%27.19%42.25%

Severity of Weight gain - unintentional when taking Synthroid ** :

leastmoderateseveremost severe
Weight gain - unintentional2.27%60.23%30.68%6.82%

How people recovered from Weight gain - unintentional ** :

while on the drugafter off the drugnot yet
Weight gain - unintentional0.00%9.52%90.48%

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Hypothyroidism (539 people, 18.08%)
  2. Depression (241 people, 8.08%)
  3. Hypertension (171 people, 5.74%)
  4. Thyroid disorder (164 people, 5.50%)
  5. Osteoporosis (156 people, 5.23%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Lasix (327 people, 10.97%)
  2. Lipitor (309 people, 10.37%)
  3. Aspirin (289 people, 9.69%)
  4. Premarin (221 people, 7.41%)
  5. Lyrica (218 people, 7.31%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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