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can synthroid (thyroxine) be used for people who doesn't eat enough to increase their appetite?

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Dr. Robert Killian
General Practice 28 years experience
Abusing meds: No. The opposite would happen.

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A 21-year-old male asked:

Can a doctor prescribe Synthroid (thyroxine) to increase a patient's appetite?

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Dr. Philip Kern
Endocrinology 43 years experience
Not wise: That would not be a good idea. A high dose of synthroid (thyroxine) would increase metabolic rate (and put a stress on the heart) and appetite may/may not go up, but usually it would cause weight loss. Synthroid (thyroxine) should only be prescribed for hypothyroidism, or other clear thyroid related conditions, and should not be used for obesity or appetite.

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Last updated Apr 19, 2014

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