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Is generic Synthroid (thyroxine) okay to take?

Is generic Synthroid (thyroxine) 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 more

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Dr. David Sneid
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Can the generic for Synthroid (levothyroxine) be broken into 4? I take half one day and a half of a half the next.

Can the generic for Synthroid (levothyroxine) be broken into 4? I take half one day and a half of a half the next.

Break into four: Sure it will work but probably not as well as half a tablet each day. Don't forget to have your doctor check your thyroid levels every 3-4 months till it is sure that your levels are stable. ...Read more

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Is it better to take the name brand Synthroid (thyroxine) than thegeneric brand.I am taking the generic but I feel I would feel better on Synthroid (thyroxine) is there bette?

Is it better to take the name brand Synthroid (thyroxine) than thegeneric brand.I am taking the generic but I feel I would feel better on Synthroid (thyroxine) 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

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Should I take named brand thyroid medicine like Synthroid (thyroxine) or generics? I heard name brand dosing is more consistent. Your thoughts?

Should I take named brand thyroid medicine like Synthroid (thyroxine) 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

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Is it okay to take pomegranate juice and thyroxine?

Is it okay to take pomegranate juice and thyroxine?

Only if: You like the taste of pomegranate juice -- otherwise it has no benefits. It won't interact however. ...Read more

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Is it okay to take Synthroid (thyroxine) if your tests are normal already?

What is normal?: If your tests are normal when taking thyroxine that is good. If someone wants to give you thyroxine and you have "normal" labs already than see another doctor. ...Read more

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Can i take q10 if i take thyroxine?

Yes: Coenzyme q10 is presently being peddled for pretty much everything and if you believed what these people are saying you would at best be reading uncritically. Coenzyme q specifically helps a group of very rare diseases. Supplement makers are not held by law to the standards of truth that the healthtap team is. If you want to pay money to people for deceiving you, that's your business. ...Read more

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Can I take bcaa's & lcarnitine alongside thyroxine ?

Can I take bcaa's & lcarnitine alongside thyroxine ?

Yes you may: Branched-chain amino acids are held as beneficial. These are essential aa. Carnitine is made in livers from methionine and lysine. We can also ingest formed carnitine in meats. --or as a supplement. Carnitine can serve as an energy cofactor at the cellular level and is believed valuable for myocardial dysfunctions. Carnitine may inhibit thyroid hormone action at the cellular level, tho. ...Read more

Dr. Joseph Mathews
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