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A 40-year-old female asked:

What are withdrawal effects from synthroid (thyroxine)?

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Dr. Bahman Omrani
Pain Management 18 years experience
Synthroid (thyroxine): Your profile indicates you have hypothyrodism and we can assume you've been prescribed synthroid (thyroxine) for that purpose. You do not want to stop or change the dosage of synthroid (thyroxine) on you own and should discuss this with your doctor. I.
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Dr. David Sneid
Endocrinology 42 years experience
Since it is: An exact duplicate of what's been in your body since you were in your mother's womb, there are no withdrawal effects - or any negative effects of any kind. If you have hypothyroidism as stated, you will need brand name T4 replacement every day the rest of your life. Never stop therapy for any reason. Don't get your medical information from friends, tv or the internet.
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Synthroid (thyroxine) withdrawal lasts for how long?

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Dr. Yash Khanna
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It depends on how lo: It depends on how long and how much dose you have been on synthroid (thyroxine).It can take few days to few weeks.
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