A 64-year-old male asked:
what is the difference between tyrosine and synthroid (thyroxine)?
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Dr. Saul Hymes answered
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--synthroid treats hypothyroidism, tyrosine does not.
Answered on May 21, 2018
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