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A 34-year-old female asked:

Does 25mcg of levothyroxine raise one's metabolism? i'm taking it to treat my hypo (which it does). but i'm hoping it'll speed up weight loss? ?

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Dr. Ernest Asamoah
Endocrinology 34 years experience
Not exactly: 25 mcg of levothyroxine is a rather small dose. To expect that to raise your metabolism is not realistic. But then the dose you need depends on how hypothyroid you are. You just do not take the medication to raise metabolism if you are not hypothyroid.
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