A 51-year-old female asked:
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If you're on Synthroid (thyroxine) for hypothyroidism and having side effects what other med would you prescribe?

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Dr. Thomas Knecht
30 years experience in Endocrinology
What side effects?: Hi. The only "side effects" would be if the l-thyroxine dose isn't right. L-thyroxine is the hormone the human thyroid gland secretes. The thyroid and its treatment gets blamed for more stuff it has nothing to do with than any other hormone system in the body. Be cautious in assigning blame to l-thyroxine...you're probably incorrect in your assessment. Any thyroid hormone prep can be used instead.
Answered on Feb 4, 2015

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