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Dangers Of Synthroid
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
What medications can be prescribed for underactive thyroid? I have been warned against synthroid? 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
Is it dangerous to go under aenesthesic for a surgery while on synthroid? I read the drug combination may cause arrythmia.
I had a mild heart attack 3 yrs ago. Now I am having thyroid issues slow hr. Given levothyroxine na synthroid....Is this drug dangerous for me. .025mg?
I am 32 weeks pregnant currently on a dose 175mcg synthroid. I may have accidentally taken 2 doses this morning could this be dangerous for me or baby?
Thyroid: Probably not but please miss one day of your 175. Enjoy baby -everything should be OK. ...Read more
I haven't taken my Synthroid in about a month. Since that month I have gained 25lbs. Is it because i'm off my synthroid?
Probably two reasons: If you have been prescribed synthroid or levothyroxine replacement therapy, then your body likely needs thyroid hormone therapy to maintain normal thyroid levels. When you stop synthroid, and the thyroid levels become very low, you can then gain weight from two major factors: fluid retention, and slowed metabolism. Please check with your doctor to discuss what dose of synthroid you should restart. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
NO: Synthyroid is a prescription medication used to treat thyroid conditions such as hypothyroidism (low thyroid state). It should not be used for weight loss or to "boost metabolism". There may be places to get this without a prescription but in my opinion, this would be against the pharmaceutical and medical laws of most states. If you need this medication get it from a reputable provider. ...Read more
Yes: The fda allows for a 5% variance in brand name medications but a larger variance in generic "equivalents." synthroid and levothyroxine are not considered equivalents and thus not interchangeable. Therefore, stick with one; if you have started on synthroid stay with it, if you have started on levothyroxine stay with it. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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