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Levothyroxine (Overview)

Of the hormone produced by one's own thyroid gland = t4.


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I'm 29 years old. I just switched docs and had my TSH tested. The results were 8.37 is that very hypothyroid? What dose of levothyroxine would suggest?

I'm 29 years old. I just switched docs and had my TSH tested. The results were 8.37 is that very hypothyroid? What dose of levothyroxine would suggest?

On the internet?: You are Hypothyroid. Yes. But this is not the place to get treatment or prescription advice. Your physician will be very competent on starting you on Thyroid replacement. ...Read more

Levothyroxine (Overview)

Of the hormone produced by one's own thyroid gland = t4.


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Please describe the medication: levothyroxine?

Please describe the medication: levothyroxine?

It is the exact copy: Of the hormone produced by one's own thyroid gland = t4. ...Read more

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How long after eating does someone have to wait before taking levothyroxine. In other words, what's the definition of an empty stomach?

No soy no iron: Although the packaging for levothyroxine says to take it on an empty stomach for many people its not possible to do that and take it consistently each day. As long as you take it at a consistent time and don't take it with soy or with iron which will interfere with its absorption it is fine to take it with breakfast or before bed without being strictly fasting. Just get labs checked after change. ...Read more

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Gaining weight thyroid labs are tt3-1.17.Ft4 11.1 (veryhigh) and tsh1.20.Dr. Says I'm hypo prescribes levothyroxine. I'm scared its serious w wrong meds?

Gaining weight thyroid labs are tt3-1.17.Ft4 11.1 (veryhigh) and tsh1.20.Dr. Says I'm hypo prescribes levothyroxine. I'm scared its serious w wrong meds?

Thyroid: Thanks for resend. Still not quite sure what is going on from info. Certainly the thyroid bloodwork should be repeated. If it still comes out the same you should have a nuc-med thyroid uptake and scan. Sometime the T4 is high if you take the med the day of the test, but not that high. The TSH being normal is a good sign. It is the most sensitive indicator of your thyroid health. See endo. ...Read more

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Can you tell me if I could get prescribed levothyroxine?

Can you tell me if I could get prescribed levothyroxine?

For Hypothyroidism: levothyroxine is usually prescribed for the condition of hypothyroidism. Labs are used to determine if you are suffering from thyroid disease. See your doctor if you are having weakness, cold intolerance, depression, hair/skin changes or suspect you are suffering from a thyroid condition for further workup. ...Read more

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Can you use levothyroxine for weight loss?

Can you use levothyroxine for weight loss?

Yes: You can boost metabolism but will cause fast heartbeat or irregular heartbeat so need supervision by a doctor (need to be prescribed by a doctor). ...Read more

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Is implanon effective while on levothyroxine?

Is implanon effective while on levothyroxine?

Yes: Levothyroxine will not affect the effectiveness of Implanon. Implanon is an implanted device, levothyroxine is an oral tablet, and the two are not known to interact with one another. ...Read more

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After Levothyroxine is taken how long does it take to kick in?

Depends: Hi. Levothyroxine (T4) takes about 5-6 weeks to get to equilibrium state in your blood. Biological effects may be felt sooner than that, of course, but in terms of lab testing after starting or changing a dose, you need to wait about 6 weeks to test when the dose is at equilibrium in the blood. T4 works by regulating gene expression; DNA to RNA to protein and the proteins affect tissue function ...Read more

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Can I safely take levothyroxine and thinogenics?

Yes and no: You can safely take brand name levothyroxine is your thyroid is deficient, but thinogenics will only thin your wallet. Why put chemicals in your body when you don't know what they are, what they can do, or what harm they can cause? Don't get your scientific information from friends, tv or the internet. ...Read more

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I accidentally took an extra dose of levothyroxine can you please advise?

I accidentally took an extra dose of levothyroxine can you please advise?

Don't worry: You can skip a day or just continue to take them normally- it really doesn't matter. T4 lasts 4-6 weeks in your body, so there's no danger or problems like overdosage or toxicity. You won't even notice - no symptoms. Just relax and enjoy life with a normal thyroid level. ...Read more

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If you have your thyroid remove is their side effect with levothyroxine synthroid?

If you have your thyroid remove is their side effect with levothyroxine synthroid?

Not sure: What you are asking here. If you have your thyroid removed, you almost always need to take thyroid replacement with levothyroxine or some other similar drug. If enough of your thyroid is left behind after the surgery, you might not have to take medication however. ...Read more

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I had c-diff (understand I will always have it in my system) and now put on levothyroxine. I think I got c-diff again. Is this possible with levoth?

I had c-diff (understand I will always have it in my system) and now put on levothyroxine. I think I got c-diff again. Is this possible with levoth?

No: C diff is a very difficult to eradicate bacteria, and its main risk factor is use of other antibiotics. Levothyroxine would have no impact on the infection; however, that doesn't mean that it didn't come back just on its own. ...Read more

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Does levothyroxine couse hair loss and if it does after how long of treatment this side effect have been seen?

Does levothyroxine couse hair loss and if it does after how long of treatment this side effect have been seen?

Not the medication: Hair loss can be a sign that your thyroid hormones are not balanced. The hair usually grows back once the thyroid disorder is treated. Have you TSH and free t 4 checked to make sure you are on the proper dose of levothyroxine. ...Read more

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Are there any effects of prolonged taking of levothyroxine (after five or more years)?

Thyroid Treatment: Nope. This is a drug you will take for the rest of your life. It is as close to being on the real thing as there is in medicine. ...Read more

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Can I get a women pregnant while I am on levothyroxine pills though I have to take them for the rest of my life.?

Can I get a women pregnant while I am on levothyroxine pills though I have to take them for the rest of my life.?

Yes.: Absolutely. Sometimes thyroid disease can cause difficulty getting pregnancy. Also untreated thyroid disease during pregnancy, can have negative impacts on the baby. During pregnancy, it's common for the thyroid dosage to be a adjusted a few times, then back after the pregnancy is over. Most obstetricians have managed hundreds of pregnancy women with thyroid disease. It's a very common situation. ...Read more

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Thyroxine (Definition)

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