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A 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Kleerekoper
50 years experience in Endocrinology
Synthroid (thyroxine): Synthroid (thyroxine) should take effect within 24 hours and then be useful every day. Please tell me what you mean by SX - could be anything. Is s/e ... Read More

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A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Kleerekoper
50 years experience in Endocrinology
Levoxyl (thyroxine): This is a drug that is helpful for problems with the thyroid gland. There are more than one types of this medicine but there are not many differences.
A 78-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Hanna
34 years experience in Family Medicine
Hypothyroidism: Underactive thyroid is the most likely reason.
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Yash Khanna
56 years experience in Family Medicine
When you stop taking: Thyroxin stops working only when you stop taking it.
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Charles Davant
48 years experience in Family Medicine
Sometimes: Possibly--how much is too much is the question for your doc to answer.
A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Philip Kern
42 years experience in Endocrinology
Hyperthyroidism: If you are hyperthyroid, it will cause symptoms; common ones are heat intolerance, palpitations, nervousness, tremor, diarrhea, irritability. It caus ... Read More
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Feldman
40 years experience in Endocrinology
Problems: Like anything else, too much of a good thing is also no good. Too much thyroxine causes hyperthyroidism. This can cause palpitations, irregular hear ... Read More
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A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. John Munshower
29 years experience in Family Medicine
Ask your treating Dr: Only your treating dr. Can answer that question after doing appropriate lab work for your thyroid, good luck.
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Cayce Jehaimi
20 years experience in Pediatric Endocrinology
Yes: Generic synthroid is called levothyroxine. Taking generic version is reasonable and will likely achivevsimilar results , however i would recommend tha ... Read More
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A 45-year-old male asked:
Dr. Susan Rhoads
37 years experience in Family Medicine
Generic form: There are several generic forms now available and very inexpensive, too. Also, before Synthroid, (thyroxine) Armour thyroid pills were used. There is ... Read More

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