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Synthroid is one of several commercial (non-generic) brands of levothyroxine. Levothyroxine is the most common form ...Read more


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Is 250 mcg of synthroid, excessive?

Is 250 mcg of synthroid, excessive?

Probably.: That is 2 1/2 times the average amount needed to treat someone with no thyroid gland. Hyperthyroidism would be a consequence ot taking a high dose. ...Read more

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Fnp wants to raise my Synthroid from 50 mcg to 75. I don't understand the mechanics behind this medicine. Can you explain?

Fnp wants to raise my Synthroid from 50 mcg to 75. I don't understand the mechanics behind this medicine. Can you explain?

TSH: Hi. Your FNP probably tested your TSH and found it to be high on your current dose of 50 mcg/day. TSH is the pituitary hormone that reflects thyroid status (assuming normal pituitary function); if TSH is hi, your pituitary is trying to push your thyroid to make more thyroid hormone, but your thyroid is damaged and can't. Therefore, you give more Synthroid until the TSH is down in the normal range ...Read more

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I'm on Synthroid 50 mcg. If I take two 25 mcg pills will it wk the same as a hole 50mcg tab?

I'm on Synthroid 50 mcg. If I take two 25 mcg pills will it wk the same as a hole 50mcg tab?

Synthroid: Absolutely. Remember to take synthroid on an empty stomach. It works better that way. Take it just an hour before you eat. ...Read more

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Can 112mcg to 125 mcg Synthroid make a difference?

Yes if needed: An increase in dose of synthroid, even a small increase, can certainly normalize your blood levels, and many people can "feel" the difference in their energy level. ...Read more

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I am taking 2.50 mcg in Synthroid and still feel tired? What is the most mcg's I can take on synthroid?

I am taking 2.50 mcg in Synthroid and still feel tired?  What  is the most mcg's I can take on synthroid?

2.5 mcg is miniscule: 2.5 mcg is a miniscule dose. Synthroid comes in 12.5 mcg, 25mcg, 50, 75, 100, 112, 125, 137.5, 150, 200 and 300 mcg dosages. Normal dosage is in the 100 mcg range- so do you mean 25 mcg (quite low) or 250mcg (fairly high)? ...Read more

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