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

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Dr. Michael Kleerekoper
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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.
Answered on Jan 18, 2019
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