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Going Off Synthroid
I had a miscarriage in June and found out I'm hypo thyroid. Ever since starting synthroid my periods have been very heavy and painful, lasting 2-3 weeks. Is my body just adjusting or should I go off the synthroid? I had bloodwork done last week and my tsh
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?
Will going 2 days without Synthroid (thyroxine) be very harmful? Cant get refill over the weekend. I'm unsure what to do and worried. Taken Synthroid (thyroxine) for 2 years.
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
Can the generic for Synthroid (levothyroxine) be broken into 4? I take half one day and a half of a half the next.
Does generic of Synthroid (levothyroxine) disperse the dosage equally throughout pill. I'm on 75mcg so if i cut in half will i get 37.5mcg?
It's not the: Cutting in half that's a problem, as even if the cut is uneven it won't matter since the half-life of T4 is 7 days and the doses will overlap. The problem is that the generics aren't as reliable and the dose and potency will vary every time you get a new prescription, or the pharmacy changes suppliers, or with age and storage of the rx, etc. It is better and safer to stick w/brand name t4. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Is there a difference between levothyroxine and synthroid? I was told to take name brand because it's better. I thought it was the same thing.
Synthroid (thyroxine) better: Synthroid is a brand name t4, levothyroxine is the name of the generic. Many studies have indicated the brand name is more reliable and consistent. However, your insurance company will probably want you to take the generic because it's cheaper. A yugo is cheaper than a cadillac, but they are both cars -- so they're the same thing -- right? ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Are the brand name "synthroid" &levothyroxine equally effective? M taking synthroid. Can I switch 2 levothyroxine, looks like levothyroxine is cheaper
Levothyroxine is: cheaper since it's a generic, but the blood levels with Synthroid (thyroxine) are more consistent and reliable. It is a product with a "narrow therapeutic window" where generics can vary from batch to batch, company to company and prescription to prescription -- while the brand name product does not. If you can afford it, take the brand name drug. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer