A 32-year-old female asked:
can thyrotoxicosis be caused by taking too much or too high of a dose of synthroid (thyroxine)?
2 doctor answers
Dr. Donald Colantino answered
60 years experience Internal Medicine
Excess synthroid (thyroxine): Too much synthroid (thyroxine) causes the same effects as thyrotoxicosis but it would be called a toxic dose of synthetic thyroid supplement rather than thyrotoxicosis. That is it is exogenous rather than endogenous thyrotoxicosis.
Answered on Mar 8, 2014
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