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Thyroxine Sodium Vs Levothyroxine
Stick with one: Thyroxine sodium and levothyroxine are simply different forms of generic "synthroid". Neither is better than the other. Whichever form you take, stick with it. The bioavailability of each thyroid preparation is a little different. If you switch from one form to another, your thyroid numbers may change, and you may start to feel hypo or hyper. Sometimes pharmacists switch you to save $. ...Read more
I'm taking 200mcg of Thyroxine Sodium daily for the past 12 years.If I switch to 200mcg of Levothyroxine Sodium instead, What will be the side effect?
Same thing: Hi. The only thyroxine sold as pure thyroxine is levothyroxine, so you should be fine. In other words, what was labeled as thyroxine was actually levothyroxine. After you make this switch, have your TSH and free T4 checked about 8 weeks later to assure biological similarity of the two different l-thyroxine preparations. Good luck! ...Read more
Have been on thyroxine/eutroxsig for 20 years 150 daily. Dr has given me new script for levothyroxine sodium. Is it safe to change over.
Yes: It is essentially the same medication, just a different name. ...Read more
I would like to know why manufacturer's use levothyroxine rather than thyroxine in their thyroid medications? Levo has heavier sodium molecule
Thyroid and sodium: There are many causes of abnormal na levels. Hypothyroidism can cause low na (hyponatremia). If you are on the correct dose of synthroid (thyroxine) (i.e. Normal tsh) then your na should be normal. If it is not, then another cause should be sought with the help of your doctor. ...Read more
Side effects of taking overdose of Thyroxine sodium 50 mcg, my frnd takes 30 tablets in place of 1 tablet. so, what is the side effects? & wht i do?
Er: Your friend should go to the nearest ER ...Read more
I am taking thyroxine sodium tablets.. Thyrox 100... And also wonder BT tablets... Can I take nutralyfe garcinia combogia..??? Or do have any side eff
have a "live" consultation using Health Tap Prime your question involves multiple issues!
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Wt 86 kg age 46 yrs T4 7.7 TSH 12.86 I am on thyroxine sodium taking 2 tab of 50 mcg now my dr asked me to inc d dose now i m on 3 mcg daily is it ok?
Dose could be OK .Wt:
The dose could be ok.F/u test could help
determining adjustment of dosage, it would also help if weight loss also could be achieved. ...Read more
Anion gap 2. Sodium normal. Moms sis died from multiple myeloma. Should I be concerned? Just got test back. 57 years old. Tsh 0.20 I'm on Synthroid (thyroxine)
My wife been diagonsed with hypothyroidism.She has been prescribed for sodium thyroxine. We are looking for that medicine from vegetarian source ?
It is vegetarian:
All sodium levothyroxine is derived from vegetarian sources so no need to look any further. The only animal-derived thryoid medicines are thyroid glandular extracts like Armour Thyroid and nature-throid.
Most who are hypothyroid also benefit from liothyronine, which is also vegetarian- see http://thyroid.About.Com/od/t3treatment/tp/t4-t3-thyroid-treatment.Htm &
http://bit.Ly/15k26u8 for more info. ...Read more
Female.46 years.total thyroidtamy 6year ago.using thyroxine sodium 100mg 2 tabs per day. stopped that a month ago and TSH tested 4.60. what is then?
If you really had: a total thyroidectomy, you need thyroid replacement life long, however, 200 MICRO grams a day would be a relatively high dose. If your TSH is 4.6 after no replacement, your surgeon left in some thyroid tissue, but you still need BRAND NAME thyroxine replacement at an appropriate dose to keep your levels normal. ...Read more
My wife's free t3&t4 in normal range but her ths is low, it's 0.04. She've been taking thyroxine sodium 175mg for the past 6 months any recomandation?
TSH: She may be subclinical hyperthyroid. Does she have symptoms of hyperthyroidism?Anxiety, increased heart rate, insomnia? Make sure she gets her thyroid panel checked again. Depending on the results and her symptoms, her physician make readjust the strength down. It takes time to get individuals level. ...Read more
I am hypothyroid and taking medication from past 15 years. Thyroxine sodium 62mcg. Can I use ground flaxseed? If not can I use flaxseed oil?Spirulina?
With thyroxine: I'm not sure if you're wanting to take the listed supplements instead of thyroxine (no) or with your thyroxine (yes). Essentially, if your thyroid levels are in the good range, you can take anything that someone with a normally working thyroid can take. Because different docs have different opinions, it's always best to check with your own doc, and make sure s/he knows exactly what you're taking. ...Read more
I take 25 mg thyroxine sodium tablet every day (tsh 9.6) will taking medicine affect repeated blood test result?
Thyroid: It should improve your thyroid levels measured as tsh. ...Read more
My mom take Thyroxine sodium Tablets 100mcg everyday,and her TSH Laval is >60, so this this thiroid is primary or not?
Needs more: Sounds like she's undertreated. Might need a higher dose of medication to achieve adequate control of her thyroid and lower the TSH. ...Read more
Suffering from hypo thyroid taking 100mcg thyroxine sodium tabulates .I am 37 year old weight 82 kilo height 5ft10inch blood pressure 140/95 help me.
Not sure what: You need help with. Your blood pressure is high and needs treatment, however, people don't "suffer" from hypothyroidism, as it's very easy to treat and correct with brand name T4 replacement. Just have your doctor adjust the dose after testing every 6 weeks until the levels are consistently normal, then it only needs a once/year check. No suffering is required. ...Read more
Treatment is thyroid extract, thyroxine, synthroid, etc.
Dosage adjusted by measurements of TSH and T4 to make the patient normal/ euthyroid on orescribed medication.
Work with insurance, pharmacist and your factor for best value!
old time drugs, inexpensive are available. ...Read more
My TSH level is 7.2 and my doctor gave me 100mcg thyroxine sodium tablets where as my friend whose TSH level is 11 was given 25mcg only
Hard to say.: Both may be right. One should never compare one's disease to their neighbor's. ...Read more
Friend had thyroid cancer, total thyroidectomy. 15 yr hi-dose Synthroid (thyroxine) as suppression. Kidney eGFR now 47, sodium 131. Any connection likely? Age 70
Not likely related: Hi. It is not likely the history of thyroid cancer and TSH suppression are related to the low eGFR or hyponatremia. eGFR falls with age, and hyponatremia is the most common electrolyte abnormality we see; both have multiple potential causes, but mild TSH suppression is not a likely one. Your friend can talk with his/her endocrinologist to see if there is any connection or needs further work up ...Read more
I have hypothyroidism. i take thyroxine sodium tablet early morning. I am having drowsiness and head ache all the day.what would be reason?
HYPOTHYROIDISM: HYPOTHYROIDISM can cause a myriad of symptoms. In women it can cause weight gain /fatigue/dysfunctional uterine bleeding resulting in a secondary anemia. I have better success with Armour thyroid and try to get TSH<1. Additionally Cytomel(T3) can be added. Also gluten free diet(WHOLEAPPROACH .COM) also Topamax (topiramate) at bedtime can be addedGet your levels checked regularly and follow up with your doctor. ...Read more
My mother has hypothyroidism of 6.0. she is on medication of thyroxine sodium 50 mcg. plz suggest some calcium rich supplement for her as she is weak.
I have primary hypothyroidism, my t3, (liothyronine) T4 is remains norm but TSH sometimes fluctuate, how to control-i am regularly takes thyroxine sodium 100mcg tab?
Lab results: One should not try to treat lab results. If your TSH is within normal limits, even if it fluctuates and you do not have symptoms, stay on the medication prescribed by your doctor and not be concerned. ...Read more
My TSH is 6.28 &i take thyroxine sodium 25umg tab everyday. I wanna build muscles, is it safe to have whey protein shakes? (brand-on whey protein)
Could I take Levothyroxine sodium 50mcg while being on birthcontrol? What will be the affects? How should take them? I'm only 17 and 85 pounds.
I'm taking levothyroxine sodium 125 mcg per day, what supplement can I take to lose weight? I eat healty & exer. I weight 194.Im 47yr. Old,
No easy answer: As long as your thyroid level is normal, this is not the reason for your weight problem. Although supplements are a multi-billion dollar industry, there are very few if any legitimate studies that show that they work. You should get a full examination to make sure there are no other reasons for your weight problem, after that it comes down to the basic reality of fewer calories in, more exercise. ...Read more
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