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A 56-year-old female asked:

Skin getting very dry after switch from levoxyl (thyroxine) to synthroid, same dosage? moisturizers do not improve situation. suggestions or thoughts?

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Dr. Philip Kern
Endocrinology 43 years experience
Check thyroid: Sometimes a switch from one thyroid prep to another, at the same dose, will result in hypothyroidism. Each thyroid brand is a little different. Get your thyroid tests checked, and adjust the dose, or go back on prev med, as your doctor suggests.
Dr. Robert Jackson
Dermatology 43 years experience
Please see: Please see your dermatologist for evaluation and to discuss treatment options. This way you can get the best treatment and find out the cause of this problem.

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Last updated Oct 21, 2013

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