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Euthyrox vs synthroid

A 47-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Munshower
Family Medicine 32 years experience
See answer: Their bio-availability is not equivalent, however, insurance constraints and csot often require the generic levo. As long as you are on the one drug,... Read More
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Dr. David Sneid
Endocrinology 43 years experience
Generic: Levothyroxine is less reliable than the brand name products. The dose and your body's response to it can vary from pill to pill and batch to batch. If... Read More
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A 18-year-old male asked:
Dr. Pavel Conovalciuc
Family Medicine 25 years experience
Generic vs.brand: I have no objections to generics. Most of my patients do just fine. There have been some reports that brand name thyroid supplements perform better th... Read More
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Dr. Alan Feldman
43 years experience
Consistency of med: There is no problem with generic thyroid as long as you have some underlying thyroid function. If you have no thyroid function (i.e. After total thyr... Read More
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A 47-year-old female asked:
Dr. Matt Wachsman
A Verified Doctoranswered
Internal Medicine 38 years experience
Not really.: and you probably should NOT skip tomorrow's dose but take it at the regular time.
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Dr. Corey Clay
Allergy and Immunology 12 years experience
Probably not: Typically will not cause toxic effect (assuming you mean 50 micrograms). watch out for chest pain or an arrhythmia.
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A 19-year-old male asked:
Dr. Michael Kleerekoper
A Verified Doctoranswered
Endocrinology 53 years experience
Break into four: Sure it will work but probably not as well as half a tablet each day. Don't forget to have your doctor check your thyroid levels every 3-4 months till... Read More
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A 18-year-old male asked:
Dr. Pavel Conovalciuc
Family Medicine 25 years experience
Generic: It's equally distributed, so you can get 37.5 mcg if you cut it in half. It is the actual dose of the medical that may differ from the stated in some ... Read More
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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Brad Eilerman
Endocrinology 22 years experience
Brand vs generic: The active ingredients are the same but the dose content can vary be manufacturer. Since generic brands can be substituted freely, many physicians pr... Read More
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A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Thomas Knecht
A Verified Doctoranswered
33 years experience
Yes, identical: Hi. Brand name Synthroid and generic levothyroxine are chemically identical hormones, l-thyroxine. The inert ingredients vary, but that's trivial. If ... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Richard Paula
27 years experience
Yes: It is much easier to swallow pills with some sort of liquid, drinking water or some sort of juice will help you swallow the pill.
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A 44-year-old female asked:
Dr. Enrique Madrigal-segura
Psychiatry 56 years experience
Same med: Levothyroxine is the generic of brand name product Synthroid.
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A 50-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Sneid
Endocrinology 43 years experience
There is no: Allergy to the active ingredient, which his been in your body since you were in your mother's womb. A rare person is sensitive to some of the fillers ... Read More
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