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What happens if people use Synthroid (thyroxine) to lose weight, then why do so many people complain that it makes them get fat?

What happens if people use Synthroid (thyroxine) to lose weight, then why do so many people complain that it makes them get fat?

Doesn't work: If your thyroid function is normal, taking thyroid hormone will not help you lose weight. You would need to take toxic doses to raise your metabolism high enough to lose weight, and will lose more muscle than fat. In addition, high thyroid levels make you more hungry, so many people will gain weight rather than lose. There is no "easy" solution to lose weight. Eat less, exercise more. ...Read more

Dr. David Sneid
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Thyroxine (Definition)

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Is Synthroid better than. Levothyroxine?

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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What stops thyroxine from working?

When you stop taking: Thyroxin stops working only when you stop taking it. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of overdose of thyroxine?

What are the symptoms
of overdose of thyroxine?

Thyroxine: Maybe this link will help you: Increased Thryoxine could lead to increased heart rate, palpitations dizziness and more. Check -> http://www.mayoclinic.org/drugs-supplements/levothyroxine-oral-route/side-effects/drg-20072133 ...Read more

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Please describe the medication: levoxyl (thyroxine)?

Please describe the medication: levoxyl (thyroxine)?

It's thyroid hormone: Levoxyl is one of several commercial (non-generic) brands of levothyroxine. Levothyroxine is the most common form of thyroid hormone replacement. ...Read more

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Please describe the medication: synthroid (thyroxine)?

Please describe the medication: synthroid (thyroxine)?

It's thyroid hormone: Synthroid is one of several commercial (non-generic) brands of levothyroxine. Levothyroxine is the most common form of thyroid hormone replacement. ...Read more

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What happens if you overdose on synthroid (thyroxine)?

What happens if you overdose on synthroid (thyroxine)?

Heart problems: Synthoid is a synthetic thyroid hormone. Thyroid increases your metabolism and too much will cause you to get febrile, jittery, tachycardic and hypertensive. Serious problems with thryoid overdose are usually cardiac are related to arrythmias or heart attacks. For example frontline treatment for thyroid excess is giving a beta blocker that blocks the cardiac effects. ...Read more

Dr. Joseph Mathews
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Synthroid (Definition)

Synthroid is a thyroid ...Read more