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What is levoxyl (thyroxine)?

What is levoxyl (thyroxine)?

Levoxyl (thyroxine): This is a drug that is helpful for problems with the thyroid gland. There are more than one types of this medicine but there are not many differences. ...Read more

Dr. David Sneid
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I am on levoxyl (thyroxine) .112 and becuse of the recall have to go to Synthroid .112..Which would you normally recommend for your patient and why?

I am on levoxyl (thyroxine) .112 and becuse of the recall have to go to Synthroid .112..Which would you normally recommend for your patient and why?

Same med: You can consider synthroid to be the brand name and Levoxyl (thyroxine) the generic name of the same medicine. They are interchangeable, and you should notice no difference at all in the effect of your medication (change). Often times, if i write for synthroid but then sign on the line that says "substitution permitted, " the patient is dispensed Levoxyl (thyroxine) at the pharmacy. No problem. ...Read more

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Anything I can take OTC for levoxyl (thyroxine)?

Anything I can take OTC for levoxyl (thyroxine)?

No: If you need thyroxine (of which Levoxyl is just one brand) because you are hypothyroid in this country you need thyroxine. ...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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Syntroys or levoxyl (thyroxine) which one is better?

Both work: They are both used for thyroid deficiency.Sunthroid is brand name medicine and Levoxyl (thyroxine) is a different brand name.The both do the same thing ie correct thyroid deficiency.Both work. ...Read more

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How do you know if your equilebrum is off and what do you do for it? I take levoxyl (thyroxine) daily but seem like my balance is not always there

How do you know if your equilebrum is off and what do you do for it? I take levoxyl (thyroxine) daily but seem like my balance is not always there

Most : Most people with dysequilibrium problems feel that the room is moving or that they are off balance. This should not be related to levoxyl (thyroxine). If you are having dysequilibrium problems, or have any other neurologic symptoms such as weakness, numbness, vomiting or headache then you must be seen immediately and evaluated. ...Read more

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Been on levoxyl (thyroxine) 50mcg. For 12 yrs. Levoxyl (thyroxine) was recalled and now have to switch to synthroid. Am concerned, are they the same? Would take brand name

Been on levoxyl (thyroxine) 50mcg. For 12 yrs.  Levoxyl (thyroxine) was recalled and now have to switch to synthroid. Am concerned, are they the same?  Would take brand name

Get thyroid checked: There are differences between brands, and your blood levels may have changed with the switch to synthroid (thyroxine). Best to get your thyroid blood levels checked. ...Read more

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What are side effects of too much levoxyl (thyroxine)?

What are side effects of too much levoxyl (thyroxine)?

Hyperthyroid: Too much Levoxyl (thyroxine) can give you the symptoms of hyperthyroidism. Most importantly it can cause osteoporosis . You can have a rapid heart rate, tremor, diarrhea , hair loss, elevated blood pressure, anxiety and weight loss among others. It is important if you are on this medication to see your doctor regularly and check your thyroid levels. ...Read more

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