A 36-year-old female asked:
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what is the difference between eltroxin and thyroxine?

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Dr. Nicolas john Thackwray
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Ingredient vs Name: Thyroxine is the active ingredient. Eltroxin is the pharmaceutical brand name.
Answered on Apr 22, 2018
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