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What Is The Difference Between Levoxyl And Levothyroxine
The difference is mainly in the cost and availability.
If cost is not an issue - thyroid meds are not expensive to my knowledge - take what your doctor prescribes.
If the pharmacist tells you there are less expensive products they would recommend take their advice. ...Read more
Levoxyl (thyroxine) should be:
Taken separately on empty stomach first thing in the morning and then after 30 to 60 minutes later rest of the medicines and Breakfast should be taken. So that there is no interference for Thyroid medicine Absorption.
Lansoprazole helps with Acid reflux so it should be taken in the morning also with breakfast. ...Read more
How do you know if your equilebrum is off and what do you do for it? I take levoxyl (thyroxine) daily but seem like my balance is not always there
Most: Most people with dysequilibrium problems feel that the room is moving or that they are off balance. This should not be related to levoxyl (thyroxine). If you are having dysequilibrium problems, or have any other neurologic symptoms such as weakness, numbness, vomiting or headache then you must be seen immediately and evaluated. ...Read more
Been on levoxyl (thyroxine) 50mcg. For 12 yrs. Levoxyl (thyroxine) was recalled and now have to switch to synthroid. Am concerned, are they the same? Would take brand name
Hyperthyroid: Too much Levoxyl (thyroxine) can give you the symptoms of hyperthyroidism. Most importantly it can cause osteoporosis. You can have a rapid heart rate, tremor, diarrhea, hair loss, elevated blood pressure, anxiety and weight loss among others. It is important if you are on this medication to see your doctor regularly and check your thyroid levels. ...Read more
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 have hypothiroidism and when I take levoxyl (thyroxine) I feel perfectly fine but worried because we are ttc?
I am on levoxyl (thyroxine). 112 and becuse of the recall have to go to Synthroid. 112. Which would you normally recommend for your patient and why?
Same med: You can consider synthroid to be the brand name and Levoxyl (thyroxine) the generic name of the same medicine. They are interchangeable, and you should notice no difference at all in the effect of your medication (change). Often times, if I write for synthroid but then sign on the line that says "substitution permitted, " the patient is dispensed Levoxyl (thyroxine) at the pharmacy. No problem. ...Read more
I have hoshimotos. I take levoxyl (thyroxine) 50mcg and my levels are normal but I still feel horrible. I've been taking levoxyl (thyroxine) for almost a year.
Normal: The definition of "normal" thyroid labs depending on the practitioner or supporting organization. Many endocrinologists use a "normal" TSH range of 0.3-3.0. Other use a more strict range of 0.5-2.0. Also consider non-thyroidal disease. ...Read more
Levoxyl (thyroxine) and Adderall: Yes. Theses are medications that can be taken safely together. ...Read more
It may affect cycle: Thyroid medication is given to optimize thyroxine hormone so as you have regulated metabolism of entire body. Having low or high level of thyroxine has its consequences in your metabolism. Most common body systems affected are cardiovascular, GI and reproductive organ. You may have menstrual irregularity with low or high thyroxine hormone with manifesting either bleeding or amenorrhea. ...Read more
My endocrinologist told me that levoxyl (thyroxine) (brand) is more potent than synthroid. Is this true?
No: Both are brand name. Pick one and stick to it. Do not switch between brand. ...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'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
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?
Overdosing: Armour brand dessicated thyroid has too much t3 (liothyronine). Talk to your doctor. ...Read more
Can any doc tell me what's the difference between thyroxine, thyrocalcitonin and triiodothyronine?
Yes: Thyroxine also known as T4 is the main product of the thyroid gland. Triiodothyronine or t3 (liothyronine) is also a product of the thyroid but most of it comes from the conversion of T4 in the human tissues by the enzyme deiodinase. T3 (liothyronine) is the active and most potent form of thyroid hormone. Thyrocalcitonin or just calcitonin is unrelated to the above two, comes from the c-cells, and affects the calcium level. ...Read more