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Yes: In a recent review of 85, 248 people taking synthroid (thyroxine) and reporting side effects, 210 of them reported enlarged liver (0.25%). It was noted to be more common in women than in men and was most common in the age group over 60. People with enlarged liver had been on synthroid (thyroxine) anywhere from 1 month to 2 years. ...Read more
This organ plays a major role in metabolism and has a number of functions in the body, including glycogen storage, decomposition of red blood cells, plasma protein synthesis, hormone production, and detoxification. It lies below the diaphragm in the abdominal-pelvic region of the abdomen. It produces bile, an alkaline compound which aids in digestion via the emulsification of ...Read more
I have non-alcoholic fatty liver and need to have my Thyroid Removed. Should I be taking Armour or Synthroid (thyroxine)?
Raised Liver ALT&GGT,no history of being raised before - don't drink. Only new med is thyroxine.Bilrub,ALP,protein,albumin,globulin normal.why raised?
How raised?: All laboratory results need to be interpreted in the clinical context and the doctor who ordered the tests is usually in the best position to do that. Having said that, it would have been helpful to have the actual values. As a rule of thumb, it the values are more three times the normal limit, it is not an emergency and you may see your doctor at your convenience. ...Read more
I'm on metoprolol, benicar, omeorazole, allegra, synthroid, (thyroxine) and ativan. Will any of these cause liver kidney or electrolyte issues? Or cardiac issues?
Unlikely: I guess the answer depends on whether you are a glass half empty or a glass half full person. You are not likely to have any of those adverse effects from the medications you listed, however there is no medication that is not associated with rare liver toxicity, and several of the medications on the list might have some of the other side effects you listed. Rarely. ...Read more
Last night i had painful cramps in lower abdomen.The pain seemed to move with my bowel movement but stopped once i pooped.I take 75mcg Synthroid (thyroxine) daily?
How do you know if your equilebrum is off and what do you do for it? I take levoxyl (thyroxine) daily but seem like my balance is not always there
Most : Most people with dysequilibrium problems feel that the room is moving or that they are off balance. This should not be related to levoxyl (thyroxine). If you are having dysequilibrium problems, or have any other neurologic symptoms such as weakness, numbness, vomiting or headache then you must be seen immediately and evaluated. ...Read more
Been on levoxyl (thyroxine) 50mcg. For 12 yrs. Levoxyl (thyroxine) was recalled and now have to switch to synthroid. Am concerned, are they the same? Would take brand name
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
Thyroid meds: The difference is mainly in the cost and availability. If cost is not an issue - thyroid meds are not expensive to my knowledge - take what your doctor prescribes. If the pharmacist tells you there are less expensive products they would recommend take their advice. ...Read more
I am on levoxyl (thyroxine) .112 and becuse of the recall have to go to Synthroid .112..Which would you normally recommend for your patient and why?
Same med: You can consider synthroid to be the brand name and Levoxyl (thyroxine) the generic name of the same medicine. They are interchangeable, and you should notice no difference at all in the effect of your medication (change). Often times, if i write for synthroid but then sign on the line that says "substitution permitted, " the patient is dispensed Levoxyl (thyroxine) at the pharmacy. No problem. ...Read more
I have hoshimotos. I take levoxyl (thyroxine) 50mcg and my levels are normal but i still feel horrible. I've been taking levoxyl (thyroxine) for almost a year.
Normal: The definition of "normal" thyroid labs depending on the practitioner or supporting organization. Many endocrinologists use a "normal" TSH range of 0.3-3.0. Other use a more strict range of 0.5-2.0. Also consider non-thyroidal disease. ...Read more