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What are some signs that might indicate that my levothyroxin dosage is too high?

Signs and symptoms: Possible symptoms of high thyroid hormone (too high a dose) include agitation, restlessness, weight loss, increased heart rate and possible enlarged thyroid. Have your doctor check your blood levels and adjust the dose if necessary. ...Read more

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Levothyroxine (Definition)

Of the hormone produced by one's own ...Read more


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I take 50 mg thyroxin tablet every day, can i take levothyroxin tablet instead of thyroxin tablet?

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

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I don't think I did, but what would happen if i took 4 extra levothyroxin 112mcg?

I don't think I did, but what would happen if i took 4 extra levothyroxin 112mcg?

Extra: Don't take any for four days and return to one a day. For safety take one at bedtime so you won't make a mistake. ...Read more

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Can i take supper hd supplaments while on levothyroxin?

Can i take supper hd supplaments while on levothyroxin?

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 more

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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

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When taking levothyroxin would 150mcg be the highest dose or the lowest? I have been on this for several years. Is this normal

Many : Many people need no change in dosage over time. The amount someone needs depends on many factors. Body weight is just one factor. The highest dosage in 1 pill is 300 mcg. The lowest dose pill is 12.5. 150 is a commonly prescribed dosage. ...Read more

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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

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I don't take my levothyroxin till 10:30 . Can i eat at 8:30 + 9:00am.

I don't  take my levothyroxin till 10:30 . Can i eat at 8:30 + 9:00am.

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

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How much is levothyroxin?

Inexpensive: Very inexpensive, but unreliable. Brand name product costs more, but it worth it because it's reliable. ...Read more