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what is the difference between levoxyl and levothyroxine

A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Kleerekoper
50 years experience Endocrinology
Thyroid meds: The difference is mainly in the cost and availability. If cost is not an issue - thyroid meds are not expensive to my knowledge - take what your docto ... Read More
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A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Thomas Knecht
30 years experience Endocrinology
Only the name: Unithroid, Levoxyl, and Synthroid are all trade names for l-thyroxine (aka levothyroxine). The levothyroxine is the same in all the preps; dyes & ... Read More
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A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Nicolas john Thackwray
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Ingredient vs Name: Thyroxine is the active ingredient. Eltroxin is the pharmaceutical brand name.
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A 70-year-old male asked:
Dr. Saul Hymes
14 years experience Pediatric Infectious Disease
Synthroid (thyroxine): Tyrosine is an amino acid. Synthroid is thyroxine, a hormone based on the amino acid tyrosine but extensively modified. They are two different things- ... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Quang Nguyen
Specializes in Endocrinology
Different: They treat different spectrum of thyroid disease. Synthroid (thyroxine) is thyroid hormone so we use it to treat people with low thyroid hormone. Me ... Read More
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A 65-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ashu Syal
Dr. Ashu Syal answered
29 years experience Pediatric Nephrology and Dialysis
None: No interactions
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Carol Cheney
44 years experience Endocrinology
None: If the dose is appropriate, there should be no side effects of thyroid hormone replacement. The body does not differentiate a normal amount of thyroi ... Read More
A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Kleerekoper
50 years experience 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 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Geffner
53 years experience Endocrinology
No: If you need thyroxine (of which Levoxyl is just one brand) because you are hypothyroid in this country you need thyroxine.
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A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. David Fink
38 years experience Family Medicine
Brand of thyroid med: Levoxyl is a brand name of levothyroxine, a synthetic form of thyroid hormone, specifically t4. It is used primarily to treat hypothyroidism, an unde ... Read More
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