A 59-year-old female asked:
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have been on thyroxine/eutroxsig for 20 years 150 daily. dr has given me new script for levothyroxine sodium. is it safe to change over.

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Dr. Pradeep Parihar
31 years experience Family Medicine
Thyroid : Yes
Answered on Jun 23, 2017
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Dr. Su Fairchild
24 years experience Integrative Medicine
Yes: It is essentially the same medication, just a different name.
Answered on Jan 17, 2018
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