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Is Generic Synthroid Okay To Take
Yes: Generic synthroid is called levothyroxine. Taking generic version is reasonable and will likely achivevsimilar results , however i would recommend that you inform your endocrinologist about such switch as you may need to have your thyroid levels checked soon (a few weeks) after making the switch to ensure your dosing is appropriate. I would also recommend that you adhere to one kind of preparation. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Is it better to take the name brand Synthroid than thegeneric brand.I am taking the generic but I feel I would feel better on Synthroid is there bette?
Same Hormone with a: twist. Each manufacturer uses the same levothyroxine hormone, and puts the correct amount in each pill. The difference between different manufacturers is the binders they use to actually make the pill. These different binders can change the absorption of the hormone, and since we are only taking about micrograms of the hormone in the pill, a little difference in absorption makes a big change. ...Read more
Can the generic for Synthroid (levothyroxine) be broken into 4? I take half one day and a half of a half the next.
Which is better for thyroid levothyroxine or synthroid? I take the generic but i think i would feel better on name brand I have readed many things
Thyroid: It makes no difference but stick with either the generic or the brand dont mix and match may have different bioavailability. ...Read more
Should I take named brand thyroid medicine like Synthroid or generics? I heard name brand dosing is more consistent. Your thoughts?
Thyroid meds: Thyroid medication is one of the most common medications written for. I use generics unless there continues to be a wide variability in the labs (TSH) that are used to follow this condition. Cerainly if the patient desires a branded name i usually comply. ...Read more
Yes it is ok: Yes it is ok.Get a more detailed answer ›
Is it okay to take probiotics close to Synthroid? I know that vitamins & minerals are a no-no, but not sure about the probiotics.
OK for probiotics: Yes, this should not be a problem at all. I like to get my probiotics from food -the natural way, rather than in a capsule or other 'artificial' form. Some foods that contain natural probiotics include yogurt (in all it's forms), sour cream, sauer kraut and kimchi. ...Read more
I've had thyroid cancer 2 years ago, I take the name brand synthroid. Is it okay for me to take diet pills?
No problem: Most thyroid cancers do well after surgery if nodes were neg. and age at surgery under 40. If all is well after surgery which removes a major part if not all of the thyroid, there is a tendency to have low levels of thyroxin requiring oral supplements and patients tend to put on wt. Taking diet pills may even be helpful if there was a significant wt. increase post surgery. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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