A 30-year-old member asked:
what are the common side effects of synthroid (thyroxine)?
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Dr. Latisha Smith answered
37 years experience Wound care
There are none: Synthroid (thyroxine) is a man-made replacement for your own thryroid hormone. There are no side effects per se because the drug will bind to the same receptors that your thyroid hormone binds to so the body does not use the drug as a synthetic. It is possible to take too much Synthroid (thyroxine) and then have effects of excess thyroid like rapid heart beat.
Answered on Jul 19, 2016
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