Will you have Memory loss with Synthroid - from FDA reports

Summary

Memory loss 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 Lipitor, and have Depression. This study is created by eHealthMe based on reports of 161,620 people who have side effects when taking Synthroid from FDA, and is updated regularly.



What's eHealthMe?

eHealthMe is a health data analysis company based in Mountain View, California. eHealthMe monitors and analyzes the outcomes of drugs and supplements that are currently on the market. The results are readily available to health care professionals and consumers.

eHealthMe has released original studies on market drugs and worked with leading universities and institutions such as IBM, London Health Science Centre, Mayo Clinic, Northwestern University and VA. eHealthMe studies have now been referenced in over 500 peer-reviewed medical publications.

How we gather our data?

Healthcare data is obtained from a number of sources including the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). This information is aggregated and used to produce personalized reports that patients can reference.

The information that eHealthMe collects includes:

  • Side effects (including severity and how people recover from them)
  • Associated conditions or symptoms
  • Drug effectiveness
  • Demographic data regarding drug use

How the study uses the data?

The study is based on levothyroxine sodium (the active ingredients of Synthroid) and Synthroid (the brand name). Other drugs that have the same active ingredients (e.g. generic drugs) are not considered. Synonyms of Memory loss are also considered in the study.

What is Synthroid?

Synthroid has active ingredients of levothyroxine sodium. It is often used in hypothyroidism. (latest outcomes from Synthroid 170,727 users)

What is Memory loss?

Memory loss has been reported by people with multiple sclerosis, depression, pain, high blood pressure, high blood cholesterol (latest reports from 142,874 Memory loss patients).

How to use the study?

Patients can bring a copy of the report to their healthcare provider to ensure that all drug risks and benefits are fully discussed and understood. It is recommended that patients use the information presented as a part of a broader decision-making process.


On Mar, 17, 2019

161,620 people reported to have side effects when taking Synthroid.
Among them, 3,263 people (2.02%) have Memory loss


Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Synthroid cause Memory loss?

Time on Synthroid when people have Memory loss *:

  • < 1 month: 13.73 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 5.88 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 9.8 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 7.84 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 23.53 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 9.8 %
  • 10+ years: 29.41 %

Gender of people who have Memory loss when taking Synthroid *:

  • female: 86.47 %
  • male: 13.53 %

Age of people who have Memory loss when taking Synthroid *:

  • 0-1: 0.0 %
  • 2-9: 0.04 %
  • 10-19: 0.62 %
  • 20-29: 2.13 %
  • 30-39: 7.42 %
  • 40-49: 15.62 %
  • 50-59: 23.41 %
  • 60+: 50.76 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  1. Depression: 282 people, 8.64%
  2. High Blood Cholesterol: 262 people, 8.03%
  3. High Blood Pressure: 239 people, 7.32%
  4. Pain: 237 people, 7.26%
  5. Multiple Sclerosis (a nervous system disease that affects your brain and spinal cord. it damages the myelin sheath): 212 people, 6.50%
  6. Osteoporosis (bones weak and more likely to break): 172 people, 5.27%
  7. Stress And Anxiety: 146 people, 4.47%
  8. Rheumatoid Arthritis (a chronic progressive disease causing inflammation in the joints): 133 people, 4.08%
  9. Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (a condition in which stomach contents leak backward from the stomach into the oesophagus): 122 people, 3.74%
  10. Fibromyalgia (a long-term condition which causes pain all over the body): 116 people, 3.56%

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  1. Lipitor: 301 people, 9.22%
  2. Xanax: 242 people, 7.42%
  3. Prilosec: 239 people, 7.32%
  4. Lyrica: 230 people, 7.05%
  5. Ambien: 228 people, 6.99%
  6. Neurontin: 228 people, 6.99%
  7. Nexium: 227 people, 6.96%
  8. Lasix: 223 people, 6.83%
  9. Premarin: 215 people, 6.59%
  10. Aspirin: 209 people, 6.41%

Top other side effects for these people *:

  1. Fatigue (feeling of tiredness): 716 people, 21.94%
  2. Stress And Anxiety: 523 people, 16.03%
  3. Weakness: 522 people, 16.00%
  4. Dizziness: 464 people, 14.22%
  5. Headache (pain in head): 450 people, 13.79%
  6. Fall: 427 people, 13.09%
  7. Nausea (feeling of having an urge to vomit): 424 people, 12.99%
  8. Confusional State: 424 people, 12.99%
  9. Depression: 421 people, 12.90%
  10. Pain: 419 people, 12.84%

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

Do you have Memory loss while taking Synthroid?


You are not alone:





Results from eHealthMe (non-FDA) reports of Memory loss with Synthroid

Severity of Memory loss *:
  • least: 7.23 %
  • moderate: 68.67 %
  • severe: 22.89 %
  • most severe: 1.2 %
How people recovered from Memory loss *:
  • while on drug: 4 %
  • after off the drug: 6 %
  • not yet: 90 %
Effectiveness of Synthroid when people have Memory loss *:
  • not at all: 0.0 %
  • somewhat: 14.71 %
  • moderate: 23.53 %
  • high: 44.12 %
  • very high: 17.65 %
Race of the people *:
  • African American, Non-Hispanic: 0.0 %
  • American Indian/Alaska Native: 0.0 %
  • Asian: 3.03 %
  • Hispanic: 1.52 %
  • Native Hawaiians/Pacific Islanders: 0.0 %
  • Two or more races: 4.55 %
  • White, Non-Hispanic: 90.91 %

* Approximation only.


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