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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
Is it dangerous to go under aenesthesic for a surgery while on synthroid (thyroxine)? I read the drug combination may cause arrythmia.
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
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 (thyroxine). 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
My son was given a full dose of synthroid-125 mcg today because of miscommunication. His normal dose is 62.5 mcg a day. Should he be seen?
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer