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Is it dangerous to increase Synthroid (thyroxine) from 50mcg to 75mcg?

Is it dangerous to increase Synthroid (thyroxine) from 50mcg to 75mcg?

If instructed by PCP: It's always better to discuss with your physician any changes or potential changes in dosages of your medications. ...Read more

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Dr. David Sneid
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Thyroxine (Definition)

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I have thyroid disease and have stopped taking Synthroid (thyroxine) for 2 yrs am i in danger?

I have thyroid disease and have stopped taking Synthroid (thyroxine) for 2 yrs am i in danger?

Dangerous: Do not stop thyroid replacement unless advised by a doctor, it can be life threatening. Please get to doctor for thyroid levels to be checked urgently! ...Read more

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Is it dangerous to go under aenesthesic for a surgery while on synthroid (thyroxine)? I read the drug combination may cause arrythmia.

Is it dangerous to go under aenesthesic for a surgery while on synthroid (thyroxine)? I read the drug combination may cause arrythmia.

Should be ok!: We often operate on people who are on thyroid replacement. The important piece is that your thyroid hormone levels should be appropriate. You just have to be careful that you are not under or overdosing your body on thyroid hormone. ...Read more

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What medications can be prescribed for underactive thyroid? I have been warned against synthroid (thyroxine)? Why, what is the danger?

What medications can be prescribed for underactive thyroid? I have been warned against synthroid (thyroxine)? Why, what is the danger?

Whomever : Whomever is warning you is not likely a reliable source of medical information. You best therapy for underactive thyroid is levothyroxine ideally a branded preparation like levoxyl, synthroid or tirosint. These can be adjusted to provide levels just like a normal person without a thyroid problem. See the links below to learn more. ...Read more

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Is Synthroid better than. Levothyroxine?

See answer: Their bio-availability is not equivalent, however, insurance constraints and csot often require the generic levo. As long as you are on the one drug, and your dr. Is following you regularly, you should have no major problems on the generic. ...Read more

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Is generic (levothyroxine) instead of Synthroid not as good?

Consistency of med: There is no problem with generic thyroid as long as you have some underlying thyroid function. If you have no thyroid function (i.e. After total thyroidectomy), your thyroid level will fluctuate if you get different brands of thyroid or generics from different companies. The advantage of taking a particular brand is that the amount of medicine is consistent so thyroid levels will not fluctuate. ...Read more

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Dr. Joseph Mathews
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Synthroid (Definition)

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