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Safe Levoxyl Pregnant
When your due date arrives, you will be more than ready to have your baby! Most women deliver the baby somewhere between 37 and 42 weeks. According to the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, only 5% of babies arrive on the exact due date. Approximately 7% of babies are not delivered by 42 weeks, and when that happens, it is referred to ...Read more
When pregnant, my dr changed my levoxyl (thyroxine) from 50 to 75. It's been 7 months since I had my baby and i'm still on 75. Should I check on dosage?
Yes: Yes. Not only is it safe but necessary... ...Read more
Yes: Not only is it safe, but if you were taking Synthroid (thyroxine) before your pregnancy, it is crucial to continue your Synthroid (thyroxine) during your pregnancy. Hypothyroidism (low thyroid disease) during pregnancy is a common medical condition. Your ob/gyn will check your thyroid hormone level throughout your pregnancy to maintain an adequate level. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My wife's TSH level is 3.34 and OB/GYN wants to bring it down to less than 2.5 for planned pregnancy and she has prescribed Synthroid (thyroxine) 50mg.Is it safe?
Yes: Hi Lois, Yes, this is actually the current recommendation. The level of maternal thyroid hormone is important in early fetal development with some evidence suggesting impaired neurologic function if she were to get pregnant without sufficient hormone in her system. You can feel assured that this is safe and recommended. Dr. S. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
How long does Synthroid (thyroxine) dosage change take to work? I'm 13w pregnant & just found out it's way too low so I'm worried I'll misscarry.
Will increse of thyroxine doze reduce the chance of being pregnant...first i had 50mg levo thyroxine...now i take 100mg t4 thyroxine...plz help?
Dose change: Actually the best chance to get pregnant is to adjust your dose until you are therapeutic. So, in your case your provider must have noted the 50mcg dose wasn't enough and increased your dose. This is relatively common to have your dose change. Once your testing shows you are at the correct dose, pregnancy rates actually go up. ...Read more