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A 40-year-old member asked:

What is the difference between unithroid, levoxyl, (thyroxine) and synthroid?

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Dr. Michael Kleerekoper
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Endocrinology 52 years experience
Thyroid meds: The difference is mainly in the cost and availability. If cost is not an issue - thyroid meds are not expensive to my knowledge - take what your doctor prescribes. If the pharmacist tells you there are less expensive products they would recommend take their advice.

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A 43-year-old member asked:

Is unithroid better than synthroid (thyroxine)?

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Dr. Yash Khanna
Family Medicine 58 years experience
Both Thyroid prepara: They are both effective thyroid preparations used for treating thyroid deficiency.If you are on unithyroid and controlled stay on it.
A 47-year-old member asked:

Please tell me what's the difference between unithroid, levoxyl, (thyroxine) and synthroid?

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Dr. Thomas Knecht
A Verified Doctoranswered
32 years experience
Only the name: Unithroid, Levoxyl, and Synthroid are all trade names for l-thyroxine (aka levothyroxine). The levothyroxine is the same in all the preps; dyes & inert fillers may vary.

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