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What is the difference between unithroid, levoxyl, (thyroxine) and synthroid?

What is the difference between unithroid, levoxyl, (thyroxine) and synthroid?

Thyroid meds: 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

Dr. David Sneid
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Thyroxine (Definition)

Thyroxine is a thyroid agent. ...Read more


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Please tell me what's the difference between unithroid, levoxyl, (thyroxine) and synthroid?

Please tell me what's the difference between unithroid, levoxyl, (thyroxine) and synthroid?

Only the name: Unithroid, Levoxyl, and Synthroid are all trade names for l-thyroxine (aka levothyroxine). The levothyroxine is the same in all the preps; dyes & inert fillers may vary. ...Read more

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What is the difference between eltroxin and thyroxine?

What is the difference between eltroxin and thyroxine?

Ingredient vs Name: Thyroxine is the active ingredient. Eltroxin is the pharmaceutical brand name. ...Read more

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What is the difference between tyrosine and synthroid (thyroxine)?

What is the difference between tyrosine and synthroid (thyroxine)?

Synthroid (thyroxine): Tyrosine is an amino acid. Synthroid is thyroxine, a hormone based on the amino acid tyrosine but extensively modified. They are two different things--synthroid treats hypothyroidism, tyrosine does not. ...Read more

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What is the difference between the drugs Synthroid (thyroxine) and methimazole?

What is the difference between the drugs Synthroid (thyroxine) and methimazole?

Different: They treat different spectrum of thyroid disease. Synthroid (thyroxine) is thyroid hormone so we use it to treat people with low thyroid hormone. Methimazole slows down thyroid hormone production so we use it to treat patients with high thyroid hormone. ...Read more

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Will Lansoprazole interfere with Levoxyl (thyroxine)?

Will Lansoprazole interfere with Levoxyl (thyroxine)?

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

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What are the side effects of levoxyl (thyroxine) hormone?

What are the side effects of levoxyl (thyroxine) hormone?

None: If the dose is appropriate, there should be no side effects of thyroid hormone replacement. The body does not differentiate a normal amount of thyroid hormone coming from your thyroid gland or from a pill. ...Read more

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What is levoxyl (thyroxine)?

What is levoxyl (thyroxine)?

Levoxyl (thyroxine): This is a drug that is helpful for problems with the thyroid gland.
There are more than one types of this medicine but there are not many differences. ...Read more

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Anything I can take OTC for levoxyl (thyroxine)?

No: If you need thyroxine (of which Levoxyl is just one brand) because you are hypothyroid in this country you need thyroxine. ...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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Syntroys or levoxyl (thyroxine) which one is better?

Both work: They are both used for thyroid deficiency. Sunthroid is brand name medicine and Levoxyl (thyroxine) is a different brand name. The both do the same thing ie correct thyroid deficiency. Both work. ...Read more

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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

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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

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

Get thyroid checked: There are differences between brands, and your blood levels may have changed with the switch to synthroid (thyroxine). Best to get your thyroid blood levels checked. ...Read more

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What are side effects of too much levoxyl (thyroxine)?

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

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Thyroxine sodium vs levothyroxine. Which one is more effective?

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

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I have hypothiroidism and when I take levoxyl (thyroxine) I feel perfectly fine but worried because we are ttc?

I have hypothiroidism and when I take levoxyl (thyroxine) I feel perfectly fine but worried because we are ttc?

Take the med: If you are ttc, it even more important to take the levoxyl (thyroxine). Your thyroid need to be normal to maximize your chance of getting pregnant. You will continue the Levoxyl (thyroxine) during pregnancy. It is safe. ...Read more

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Can a nursing mom take levoxyl (thyroxine)?

Can a nursing mom take levoxyl (thyroxine)?

Yes.: If you have hypothyroidism it is appropriate to take thyroid medication to achieve normal blood levels. ...Read more

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Is one of the side effects of levoxyl (thyroxine) insomnia?

Is one of the side effects of levoxyl (thyroxine) insomnia?

Theoretically: This is medication used to treat hypothyroid or thryoid replacement. Usually taken first thing in morning without other medications. If thyroid levels are up too high, can see insomnia. Usually the medication itself does not cause significant degree of insomnia. ...Read more

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Dr. Charles Gordon
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Levoxyl (Definition)

Levoxyl is a thyroid agent. ...Read more


Levothyroxine (Definition)

Of the hormone produced by one's own ...Read more