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Consistency of med: There is no problem with generic thyroid as long as you have some underlying thyroid function. If you have no thyroid function (i.e. After total thyroidectomy), your thyroid level will fluctuate if you get different brands of thyroid or generics from different companies. The advantage of taking a particular brand is that the amount of medicine is consistent so thyroid levels will not fluctuate. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can the generic for Synthroid (levothyroxine) be broken into 4? I take half one day and a half of a half the next.
Does generic of Synthroid (levothyroxine) disperse the dosage equally throughout pill. I'm on 75mcg so if i cut in half will i get 37.5mcg?
It's not the: Cutting in half that's a problem, as even if the cut is uneven it won't matter since the half-life of T4 is 7 days and the doses will overlap. The problem is that the generics aren't as reliable and the dose and potency will vary every time you get a new prescription, or the pharmacy changes suppliers, or with age and storage of the rx, etc. It is better and safer to stick w/brand name t4. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Is there a difference between levothyroxine and synthroid? I was told to take name brand because it's better. I thought it was the same thing.
Synthroid (thyroxine) better: Synthroid is a brand name t4, levothyroxine is the name of the generic. Many studies have indicated the brand name is more reliable and consistent. However, your insurance company will probably want you to take the generic because it's cheaper. A yugo is cheaper than a cadillac, but they are both cars -- so they're the same thing -- right? ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Are the brand name "synthroid" &levothyroxine equally effective? M taking synthroid. Can I switch 2 levothyroxine, looks like levothyroxine is cheaper
Levothyroxine is: cheaper since it's a generic, but the blood levels with Synthroid (thyroxine) are more consistent and reliable. It is a product with a "narrow therapeutic window" where generics can vary from batch to batch, company to company and prescription to prescription -- while the brand name product does not. If you can afford it, take the brand name drug. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I think i may have taken too many synthroid...How do I know if I should get medical attention? My regular dose is 100mcg...Im 31 years old...I was switching back and forth between day and night shifts...And i think I am confusing my days and nights...I ju
No. : No. You should be ok. Side effects of too much thyroid include: rapid heartrate, chest pain, fatigue, sweating. It should be temporary. You really need to make sure that you don't do this again. I suggest using a 7 day pill box to help remind you whether you took the medicine already or not. Best wishes. ...Read more
Hypothyroidism: When thyroid hormone is low people symptoms are highly variable from person to person. Some people do not have symptoms from mildly low thyroid hormone. Symptoms depend on degree of deficit and amount of time the hormone has been low. Here are some symptoms that are possible; fatigue, constipation, weight gain, cold intolerance and dry skin. ...Read more