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I take 50 mg thyroxin tablet every day, can i take levothyroxin tablet instead of thyroxin tablet?
Yes: But after you have changes you ought to get your thyroid levels checked in 6 weeks. Then you should stay on the same brand of levothyroxin as there are small differences that may effect your thyroid levels. ...Read more
Yes, but why?: If you are on an appropriate dose of brand name levothyroxine, it's like you don't have a thyroid problem. However you do have a problem if you're taking supplements that you don't know what's in them, don't know why you're taking them, don't have any way to know if they're helping you, and may cause you problems. Stop wasting your money. Don't get medical info from friends, tv and internet. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Just prescribed levothyroxin 75mcg if i start taking this do I have to take this medication for life? Went from hyper to hypo if take can go off later
Replacement: The medication is replacing the thyroid hormone that your body is not making anymore or making too little. This hormone is essential for the body to function properly. Unless something happens that your body starts making it again (rare) you will have to continue taking it. If your doctor prescribed it i suggest you take it... ...Read more
I have been taking levothyroxin 150 & now they lowered it to 75. And I'm not sure why. Can you tell me some reasons why they might have lowered it?
Hypothyroid: A blood test will monitor if you are receiving the correct dose. The test is a TSH. Too little or too much can make you not feel right. ...Read more
Depends : Although it is generally best to take thyroxine on an empty stomach the most important thing is to take it consistently each day. I advise my patients that they can take it with food as long as the food ones not contain lots of soy (such as soy milk or formula) or iron (such as a multivitamin with iron) since those two things are known to affect absorption. So, if 10:30 works best... Go for it! ...Read more
I take levothyroxin 200 everyday today at 5am but today I took my usual 5 am dose but by accident I took it again at around 9:45pm should I be worried?
You will be fine: Just skip the next dose to make up for the double dose today. ...Read more