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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

Dr. David Sneid
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Thyroxine (Definition)

Thyroxine is a thyroid agent. ...Read more


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Can thyroid medication for hypothyroid (levoxyl) cause eyes to swell or hurt?

Can thyroid medication for hypothyroid (levoxyl) cause eyes to swell or hurt?

Usually not: Usually not, unless the medication caused the eye to be more dry. More likely it is dry due to the environment or the thyroid condition it's self. It is possible you are developing graves ophthalmopathy (a condition associated with thyroid problems). ...Read more

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Should I take weight loss supplements with the drug levoxyl (thyroxine)?

Should I take weight loss supplements with the drug levoxyl (thyroxine)?

Careful of caffeine: As you may already know, many of theses so called "diet" supplements contain caffeine or caffeine like ingredients that tend to raise heart rate. Those who have hyperthyroidism, especially if not treated or under treated, can be at risk of cardiac arrhythmias/fainting spells if large amount of caffeine ingested. ...Read more

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Mysterious height growth in adulthood.....?

Mysterious height growth in adulthood.....?

Hormonal?: You may have overdone the thyroxine, but unlikely at your age without hour growth plates still. Eing open!! Suggest you check this out with your endocrinologist ...Read more

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What is levoxyl (thyroxine)?

What is levoxyl (thyroxine)?

Levoxyl (thyroxine): This is a drug that is helpful for problems with the thyroid gland.
There are more than one types of this medicine but there are not many differences. ...Read more

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Anything I can take OTC for levoxyl (thyroxine)?

Anything I can take OTC for levoxyl (thyroxine)?

No: If you need thyroxine (of which Levoxyl is just one brand) because you are hypothyroid in this country you need thyroxine. ...Read more

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Syntroys or levoxyl (thyroxine) which one is better?

Both work: They are both used for thyroid deficiency. Sunthroid is brand name medicine and Levoxyl (thyroxine) is a different brand name. The both do the same thing ie correct thyroid deficiency. Both work. ...Read more

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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

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

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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

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

Get thyroid checked: There are differences between brands, and your blood levels may have changed with the switch to synthroid (thyroxine). Best to get your thyroid blood levels checked. ...Read more

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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

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If I'm gaining weight on levoxyl (thyroxine) do I need a lower dose?

If I'm gaining weight on levoxyl (thyroxine) do I need a lower dose?

No: One decides dose by lab tests ;

this is because weight gain/loss due to thousand other issues

so if thyroid lab ok, need to look for other causes of weight issue. ...Read more

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What is the difference between unithroid, levoxyl, (thyroxine) and synthroid?

What is the difference between unithroid, levoxyl, (thyroxine) and synthroid?

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

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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

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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

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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.

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

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Your opinion is greatly appreciated... Basically...I feel like *#^@ almost all of the time. I know I have hypothyroid disease and regardless of the specialist I am referred to, they all say my levels are fine regardless for the dosage of levoxyl I'm on.

Your opinion is greatly appreciated... Basically...I feel like *#^@ almost all of the time. I know I have hypothyroid disease and regardless of the specialist I am referred to, they all say my levels are fine regardless for the dosage of levoxyl I'm on.

Hello.: Hello. I cannot make any endocrine recommendations. However, it is clear from your description that you feel miserable, are short of breath, tired, lightheaded, hungry, gaining weight and you are having difficulty thinking clearly. When all appropriate evaluation and treatment has been provided from the standpoint of western medicine, consider adjunct treatment with medical acupuncture. Specifically energy moving protocols. Acupuncture has been practiced for thousands of years. There are many md's and do's practicing medical acupuncture in the us now. It may help to improve the quality of your life. Take care. ...Read more

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Will Lansoprazole interfere with Levoxyl (thyroxine)?

Levoxyl (thyroxine) should be: Taken separately on empty stomach first thing in the morning and then after 30 to 60 minutes later rest of the medicines and Breakfast should be taken. So that there is no interference for Thyroid medicine Absorption.
Lansoprazole helps with Acid reflux so it should be taken in the morning also with breakfast. ...Read more

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What are the side effects of levoxyl (thyroxine) hormone?

What are the side effects of levoxyl (thyroxine) hormone?

None: If the dose is appropriate, there should be no side effects of thyroid hormone replacement. The body does not differentiate a normal amount of thyroid hormone coming from your thyroid gland or from a pill. ...Read more

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Can you drink milk an hour after taking levoxyl (thyroxine)?

Yes.: Although milk contains calcium, waiting this long after taking your dose should not affect the absorption much. Daily consistency is the key to finding your correct thyroid hormone dose. ...Read more

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Can the wrong dosage and generic brand of levoxyl (thyroxine) cause irregular cycles?

Can the wrong dosage and generic brand of levoxyl (thyroxine) cause irregular cycles?

It may affect cycle: Thyroid medication is given to optimize thyroxine hormone so as you have regulated metabolism of entire body. Having low or high level of thyroxine has its consequences in your metabolism. Most common body systems affected are cardiovascular, GI and reproductive organ. You may have menstrual irregularity with low or high thyroxine hormone with manifesting either bleeding or amenorrhea. ...Read more

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I have hypothiroidism and when I take levoxyl (thyroxine) I feel perfectly fine but worried because we are ttc?

I have hypothiroidism and when I take levoxyl (thyroxine) I feel perfectly fine but worried because we are ttc?

Take the med: If you are ttc, it even more important to take the levoxyl (thyroxine). Your thyroid need to be normal to maximize your chance of getting pregnant. You will continue the Levoxyl (thyroxine) during pregnancy. It is safe. ...Read more

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Can a nursing mom take levoxyl (thyroxine)?

Yes.: If you have hypothyroidism it is appropriate to take thyroid medication to achieve normal blood levels. ...Read more

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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

Dr. Charles Gordon
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Levoxyl (Definition)

Levoxyl is a thyroid agent. ...Read more