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Does Synthroid Effect Sodium Level
My TSH level is 7.2 and my doctor gave me 100mcg thyroxine sodium tablets where as my friend whose TSH level is 11 was given 25mcg only
Hard to say.: Both may be right. One should never compare one's disease to their neighbor's. ...Read more
I'm taking 200mcg of Thyroxine Sodium daily for the past 12 years.If I switch to 200mcg of Levothyroxine Sodium instead, What will be the side effect?
Same thing: Hi. The only thyroxine sold as pure thyroxine is levothyroxine, so you should be fine. In other words, what was labeled as thyroxine was actually levothyroxine. After you make this switch, have your TSH and free T4 checked about 8 weeks later to assure biological similarity of the two different l-thyroxine preparations. Good luck! ...Read more
Friend had thyroid cancer, total thyroidectomy. 15 yr hi-dose Synthroid as suppression. Kidney eGFR now 47, sodium 131. Any connection likely? Age 70
Not likely related: Hi. It is not likely the history of thyroid cancer and TSH suppression are related to the low eGFR or hyponatremia. eGFR falls with age, and hyponatremia is the most common electrolyte abnormality we see; both have multiple potential causes, but mild TSH suppression is not a likely one. Your friend can talk with his/her endocrinologist to see if there is any connection or needs further work up ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Anion gap 2. Sodium normal. Moms sis died from multiple myeloma. Should I be concerned? Just got test back. 57 years old. Tsh 0.20 I'm on Synthroid
Stick with one: Thyroxine sodium and levothyroxine are simply different forms of generic "synthroid". Neither is better than the other. Whichever form you take, stick with it. The bioavailability of each thyroid preparation is a little different. If you switch from one form to another, your thyroid numbers may change, and you may start to feel hypo or hyper. Sometimes pharmacists switch you to save $. ...Read more
Hypothyroidism: Treatment is thyroid extract, thyroxine, synthroid, etc. Dosage adjusted by measurements of TSH and T4 to make the patient normal/ euthyroid on orescribed medication. Work with insurance, pharmacist and your factor for best value! old time drugs, inexpensive are available. ...Read more
Side effects of taking overdose of Thyroxine sodium 50 mcg, my frnd takes 30 tablets in place of 1 tablet. so, what is the side effects? & wht i do?
Er: Your friend should go to the nearest ER ...Read more
My wife been diagonsed with hypothyroidism.She has been prescribed for sodium thyroxine. We are looking for that medicine from vegetarian source ?
It is vegetarian: All sodium levothyroxine is derived from vegetarian sources so no need to look any further. The only animal-derived thryoid medicines are thyroid glandular extracts like Armour Thyroid and nature-throid. Most who are hypothyroid also benefit from liothyronine, which is also vegetarian- see http://thyroid.About.Com/od/t3treatment/tp/t4-t3-thyroid-treatment.Htm & http://bit.Ly/15k26u8 for more info. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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