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What is levothyroxin?

What is levothyroxin?

Thyroid hormone : Levothyroxin is a synthetic replacement for the thyroid hormone t4. It can be given by mouth or intravenously. It can be used to treat hypothyroidism, an under functioning thyroid. It is also used to suppress the growth of goiters by decreasing thyoid stimulating hormone(tsh). ...Read more

Levothyroxine (Definition)

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


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Can i take levothyroxine?

Can i take levothyroxine?

If you need it: Anyone with a thyroid hormone deficiency can take brand name thyroxine to return their level to normal. There are no side effects, etc. To appropriate use. ...Read more

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How much is levothyroxin?

How much is levothyroxin?

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

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What do levothyroxine tablets contain?

What do levothyroxine tablets contain?

Trick question: Hi. Like when was the War of 1812, or who's buried in Grant's tomb, what's in l-thyroxine tablets? L-thyroxine!!! ...Read more

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What do levothyroxine tablets contain?

What do levothyroxine tablets contain?

Levothyroxine: Levothyroxine tablets simply contains thyroid hormone and is prescribed when your thyroid levels are low. At your age it would be appropriate to try and find out why your thyroid gland is not working properly. It is not uncommon to have a thyroid problem at your age so you need to fully understand what is wrong and how Levothyroxine will help you. ...Read more

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Why would i need 50mg of levothyroxine?

Only if: You had mild hypothyroidism. If you need it, make sure your levels are rechecked to insure it's the correct dose. Also, take only brand name T4 replacement as generics are cheaper, but unreliable and variable. ...Read more

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Can you go 8 weeks without levothyroxine?

You : Can. But your body will start to revert back to the hypo thyroid state. So symptoms may begin to appear. So talk to your doctor and back on the med ...Read more

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Symptoms of over medicated levothyroxine?

Symptoms of over medicated levothyroxine?

Levothyroxine Excess: You didn't mention the dose you were taking and the number of tablets you had over medicated with so it's difficult to project if you have a dangerous situation going on. The usual signs and symptoms of thyroid toxicity are a racing heart where it feels like it's throbbing, nervousness, intolerance to heat, increase in blood pressure, insomnia, and irritability. ...Read more

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Can i go two days without my levothyroxine?

Missing medications: Yes...It should not be enough to have any side effects as long as you get right back on them. ...Read more

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Why is my levothyroxine not helping anymore?

Why is my levothyroxine not helping anymore?

Levothyroxine: How do you know that levothyroxine is an issue? Please have your doctor examine you and order labs for TSH, Free T4, and Free T3 (liothyronine). If they are all normal there is a different reason for any symptoms you have. If one or more are not normal your doctor will work out what needs to be done. ...Read more

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Can i take epherine when taking levothyroxine?

Do you mean : Ephedrine (ephedrine (ephedrine sulfate) sulfate)? If so, there are very few modern indications for ephedrine (ephedrine sulfate). Why are you taking it, and has it been recommended by your doctor? It can interact with T4 (levothyroxine) depending upon the dose and levels of both drugs. There are better and safer asthma meds if that's why you're on itl. ...Read more

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Are levothyroxine dose quantities unreliable ?

Are levothyroxine dose quantities unreliable ?

No: As long as you stay consistent with your medication. That is to say, the brand synthroid may not be bioequivacle to the generic levothyroxine, so it is not recommended to take one one month, than switch to the other, etc. Stick with one specific medication, take is regularly as prescribed approximately the same time each day and get your TSH levels followed as per your doctor and you should be ok. ...Read more

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What happens from an overdose on levothyroxine?

What happens from an overdose on levothyroxine?

Hyper"activities": Briefly-- heart palpitations or arrhythmia a, anxiety, sweating, weight loss, tremors, difficulty concentrating, diarrhea, weight loss, " bug eyes", headaches, achy or weak muscles. If one thinks they are on too much medications for thyroid replacement or if they think they have an over active thyroid, this can be easily tested with blood work and they should see their physician. ...Read more

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What will happen if i stop taking levothyroxine?

Hypothyroidism: If you are taking levothyroxine because of hypothyroidism you will develop fatigue, constipation and weight gain over time and perhaps other symptoms. ...Read more

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My dr has just put me on levothyroxine, is that right?

If you have low: Thyroid activity - that would sound right. ...Read more

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When taking levothyroxine when can you eat grapefruit?

Yes: But T4 is best taken while fasting before meals, no matter what you're eating. ...Read more