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A 28-year-old male asked:

Please describe the medication: levoxyl (thyroxine)?

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Dr. David Fink
Family Medicine 40 years experience
Brand of thyroid med: Levoxyl is a brand name of levothyroxine, a synthetic form of thyroid hormone, specifically t4. It is used primarily to treat hypothyroidism, an underactive thyroid condition. It is considered thyroid replacement for when the thyroid gland doesn't make adequate thyroid hormone for the body's metabolic needs. There are some other, less common uses for levoxyl.
Dr. Richard Shewbridge
Endocrinology 34 years experience
It's thyroid hormone: Levoxyl is one of several commercial (non-generic) brands of levothyroxine. Levothyroxine is the most common form of thyroid hormone replacement.

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