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What will happen if I don't take my thyroxine medication?

What will happen if I don't take my thyroxine medication?

Hypothyroid: Hi. If you're hypothyroid and don't take your l-thyroxine, you'll be untreated hypothyroid...but somehow, I betcha knew that! ...Read more

Dr. David Sneid
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Thyroxine (Definition)

Thyroxine is a thyroid agent. ...Read more


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Can I take gugulipid and Synthroid (thyroxine) medication at the same time?

Can I take gugulipid and Synthroid (thyroxine) medication at the same time?

Yes, but: Guggul can improve thyroid functioning, so you may need less synthroid (thyroxine). You should be sure to have your thyroid checked periodically while you are taking guggul (or if you stop) to be sure you don't need to change your sythroid dose. ...Read more

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Is it okay to skip my Synthroid (thyroxine) medication? I am waiting for a refill and it is taking a long time.

Is it okay to skip my Synthroid (thyroxine) medication? I am waiting for a refill and it is taking a long time.

Yes, but: Missing a couple days should be ok but symptoms of hypothroidism will slowly return if you don't restart your meds. ...Read more

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What are the risks when your body doesn't have enough medication to level your thyroid? Ie: not enough Synthroid (thyroxine) medication

What are the risks when your body doesn't have enough medication to level your thyroid? Ie: not enough Synthroid (thyroxine) medication

Lack of meds: If you don't have a thyroid and don't take your thyroid medication you will become hypothyroid. Hypothyroidism will cause many symptoms including myxedema coma, a rare but life-threatening state of very severe hypothyroidism. ...Read more

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Will diet pills affect my Synthroid (thyroxine) medication. I'm looking into the natural garcinia pill. But I take Synthroid (thyroxine) for thyroid.

Will diet pills affect my Synthroid (thyroxine) medication. I'm looking into the natural garcinia pill. But I take Synthroid (thyroxine) for thyroid.

No Diet Pills work: Please save your money. There is still no diet pill that will really lead you to real and lasting weight loss. Please do not be gullible to this one more product designed to take money from the overweight. ...Read more

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I am having underactive thyroid function & I am on thyroxine medication but I am struggling to lose weight. Is there any fast acting detox program?

I am having underactive thyroid function & I am on thyroxine medication but I am struggling to lose weight. Is there any fast acting detox program?

Consider T3, (liothyronine) No but: Many people find that thyroxine does not adequately treat their hypothyroidism and benefit from t3 (liothyronine) or natural thyroid- see http://bit. Ly/15k26u8 ; http://abt. Cm/18gpb3a
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it's best to lose slow ; steady- see http://bit. Ly/1dhw9ht. ...Read more

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I have hashimoto's disease and am being treated with 50mcg thyroxine. Despite this medication, I still have severe hyponatremia. Can this be treated?

I have hashimoto's disease and am being treated with 50mcg thyroxine. Despite this medication, I still have severe hyponatremia. Can this be treated?

See below: Hyponatremia has lots of reasons- severe hypothyroidism is one of the causes. Your doctor will be able to tell if your hyponatremia is related to your hypothyroidism. If it is related, then may be you need more thyroxine to treat your hypothyroidism and hyponatremia. Otherwise look for other causes of hyponatremia. ...Read more

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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

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Please describe the medication: synthroid (thyroxine)?

Please describe the medication: synthroid (thyroxine)?

It's thyroid hormone: Synthroid is one of several commercial (non-generic) brands of levothyroxine. Levothyroxine is the most common form of thyroid hormone replacement. ...Read more

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Can my medication, synthroid, (thyroxine) cause my abdomine to swell?

Can my medication, synthroid, (thyroxine) cause my abdomine to swell?

No: Synthroid (thyroxine) is a duplicate of what your thyroid gland normally produces. As such it can only function like a normal thyroid, as long as you are on the correct dose, there are no adverse side effects. ...Read more

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Can the medication Synthroid (thyroxine) be the cause of hypertension. A side effect.

If take too much: Synthroid (thyroxine) can cause high blood pressure if you're taking too much of it and your blood test now show hyperthyroidism. The drug at appropriate dose does not raise blood pressure. ...Read more

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What's the difference between Synthroid (thyroxine) and armoire thyroid medication?

What's the difference between Synthroid (thyroxine) and armoire thyroid medication?

Synthetic vs pig: Synthroid is levothyroxine (t4) produced synthetically. Armour thyroid (armour like the hot dog) is a mixture of tri iodothyronine (t3) and T4 extracted from pig thyroid. Both products are used to treat hypothyroidism. ...Read more

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I would like to know why manufacturer's use levothyroxine rather than thyroxine in their thyroid medications? Levo has heavier sodium molecule

I would like to know why manufacturer's use levothyroxine rather than thyroxine in their thyroid medications? Levo has heavier sodium molecule

Thyroxine: 22M asks about diff between levothyroxine and thyroxine and notes Levo has heavier Na molecule. ANS: my recollection is that most Na is not of the heavy type. Recommend you look at the chemistry of Na at wikipedia for more details about heavy Na. ...Read more

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I have to stop taking Synthroid (thyroxine) for a thryroid scan test. What are the side effects, I have been on medication for 8 years?

I have to stop taking Synthroid (thyroxine) for a thryroid scan test. What are the side effects, I have been on medication for 8 years?

Fatigue: Main symptom would likely be fatigue. May get constipated, palpitations, restless feelings, being grumpy. But if u'r doc ordered I strongly suggest u follow up. It's only a week, and u may not even experience much. ...Read more

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Does menopause affect your dose of Synthroid (thyroxine) and if so, do most women end up taking more or less medication after menopause?

Does menopause affect your dose of Synthroid (thyroxine) and if so, do most women end up taking more or less medication after menopause?

Thyroid and menopaus: Menopause should not affect your dose. Lower estrogen can alter some of the older tests of thyroid function, but not the newer tests. With age, the dose of levothyroxine may come down a little, but there is no sudden change with menopause. ...Read more

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Hi I am taking Synthroid (thyroxine) 50mcg since mar 5. Can headaches be a side effect of Synthroid (thyroxine) and will it go away as I get used to the medication?

Hi I am taking Synthroid (thyroxine) 50mcg since mar 5. Can headaches be a side effect of Synthroid (thyroxine) and will it go away as I get used to the medication?

Possibly: Headache is a common side effect for a lot of medications and is one of the possible side effect for synthroid (thyroxine). It could get better once you are used to it. If it doesn't, tell your doc. There are other options. ...Read more

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Hi, I am currently in thyroxine. Is it ok to drink peppermint tea? I have heard it can affect my medication. Thanks Jo.

Hi, I am currently in thyroxine. Is it ok to drink peppermint tea? I have heard it can affect my medication. Thanks Jo.

OK as far as known: There is relatively research on the interactions of drugs and herbs but I am not aware of any evidence that thyroxine and peppermint tea interact. See http://tinyurl. Com/nxfsatt for a good article on known thyroxine interactions. This article discusses a surprising number of interactions between peppermint and meds but does not mention thyroxine: http://tinyurl. Com/kcbn6r3 ...Read more

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I am on medication for an underactive thryroid I am on a 150 mcg thyroxine, is there anyting I can do to help my my problem?

I am on medication for an underactive thryroid I am on a 150 mcg thyroxine, is there anyting I can do to help my my problem?

Hypothyroid: The medication you are taking should have the underactive thyroid condition under control. Your doc will periodically check whether the dose needs to be adjusted. If you are overweight, walking & other exercise may lower your weight, & thus alter how much med you need. Eat moderately from fruits, veggies, lean meats, seafood, whole grains. Follow up w/ doc regularly. ...Read more

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If I go on a medication for hypothyroidism like Synthroid (thyroxine) to repair a short term issue secondary to other meds will I be dependent on it for life?

Need vs dependent: If one's doctor has recommended synthroid (thyroxine) for a hypothyroid condition, it is because of a need. Occasionally one may no longer need the synthroid (thyroxine) and it can be stopped without fear of dependence. Most, however, will need it lifelong. ...Read more

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Should a person with hyper thyroidism take typical thyroid medication like Synthroid (thyroxine)?

Should a person with hyper thyroidism take typical thyroid medication like Synthroid (thyroxine)?

Usually not: Usually, a person with hyperthyroidism has too much thyroid hormone in her body. One would take Synthroid (thyroxine) (synthetic hormone) to make up for a lack of enough thyroid hormone due to HYPOthyroidism. A person with HYPOthyroidism who becomes hyperthyroid due to taking too high of a dose of Synthroid (thyroxine) might be asked to take Synthroid (thyroxine) (at a lower dose) even though she is temporarily hyperthyroid. ...Read more

Dr. Joseph Mathews
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Synthroid (Definition)

Synthroid is a thyroid agent. ...Read more


Dr. Charles Gordon
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Levoxyl (Definition)

Levoxyl is a thyroid agent. ...Read more