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Dr. Charles Gordon
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Levoxyl (Overview)

Levoxyl is a thyroid agent.nutritional or metabolic agent.


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Please tell me what's the difference between unithroid, levoxyl, (thyroxine) and synthroid?

Please tell me what's the difference between unithroid, levoxyl, (thyroxine) and synthroid?

Only the name: Unithroid, Levoxyl, and Synthroid are all trade names for l-thyroxine (aka levothyroxine). The levothyroxine is the same in all the preps; dyes & inert fillers may vary. ...Read more

Dr. Charles Gordon
210 doctors shared insights

Levoxyl (Overview)

Levoxyl is a thyroid agent.nutritional or metabolic agent.


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Please describe the medication: levoxyl (thyroxine)?

Please describe the medication: levoxyl (thyroxine)?

It's thyroid hormone: Levoxyl is one of several commercial (non-generic) brands of levothyroxine. Levothyroxine is the most common form of thyroid hormone replacement. ...Read more

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Is a natural hormone like "armour" better to use than sythetics like levoxyl (thyroxine) or synthroid?

Is a natural hormone like "armour" better to  use than sythetics like levoxyl (thyroxine) or synthroid?

Thyroid: It depends on the individual. Armour thyroid is different from the other two because it has T3 (liothyronine) and T4 in a 1:4 ratio. The other 2 only have t4. Your prescriber will look at your blood test and determine which medicine based on your levels are a best fit. ...Read more

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I take levoxyl (thyroxine) and it makes my skin so dry and itchy. Lotion doesn't work. What do I do?

I take levoxyl (thyroxine) and it makes my skin so dry and itchy. Lotion doesn't work. What do I do?

Try different CREAM: I am assuming you have hypothyroidism that can also make your skin dry and itchy. You may want to try cerave cream which replaces the lipids missing in dry skin. Creams are more moisturizing than lotions. You can also try over the counter Hydrocortisone ointment. If these suggestions don't work, visit your dermatologist for further evaluation and treatment. ...Read more

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Is it safe to take levoxyl (thyroxine) while pregnant or breastfeeding?

Is it safe to take levoxyl (thyroxine) while pregnant or breastfeeding?

Yes: Thyroid hormone is perfectly safe during nursing or pregnancy. Thyroid hormone levels should be monitored closely however as they can change during and after pregnancy. ...Read more

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I accidently took 6 100 mcg of levoxyl (thyroxine) instead of methotrexate this morning do I need to go to emergency room I feel ok?

I accidently took 6 100 mcg of levoxyl (thyroxine) instead of methotrexate this morning do I need to go to emergency room I feel ok?

Get checked: Levoxyl (thyroxine) is a "narrow therapeutic index" drug, which means that the safe and effective dose is usually very close to the toxic dose. Therefore, a Levoxyl (thyroxine) overdose can result from taking just a little too much Levoxyl (thyroxine). [http://drugs.emedtv.com/levoxyl/levoxyl-overdose.html] ...Read more

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Is one of the side effects of levoxyl (thyroxine) insomnia?

Is one of the side effects of levoxyl (thyroxine) insomnia?

Theoretically: This is medication used to treat hypothyroid or thryoid replacement. Usually taken first thing in morning without other medications. If thyroid levels are up too high, can see insomnia. Usually the medication itself does not cause significant degree of insomnia. ...Read more

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Can asgwaghanda be taken long term? Me thyroid dr told me 2 stop taking levoxyl (thyroxine) because my body is producing enough. He knows I take this herb

There is no: scientific information to confirm ANY benefits to taking asgwaghanda. There is no way to confirm that your thyroid levels would be normal without replacement if the lab tests were drawn while you were receiving replacement. The only way to tell for sure is to be totally off replacement for at least six weeks before lab is drawn. ...Read more

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What are side effects of too much levoxyl (thyroxine)?

What are side effects of too much levoxyl (thyroxine)?

Hyperthyroid: Too much Levoxyl (thyroxine) can give you the symptoms of hyperthyroidism. Most importantly it can cause osteoporosis . You can have a rapid heart rate, tremor, diarrhea , hair loss, elevated blood pressure, anxiety and weight loss among others. It is important if you are on this medication to see your doctor regularly and check your thyroid levels. ...Read more

Dr. David Sneid
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Thyroxine (Definition)

Thyroxine is a thyroid ...Read more