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What Must Be Available For Thyroxine To Be Synthesized
Can I take 25mcg thyroxine dose with 12.5 mcg for 37.5mcg dose achivement or 37.5mcg dose are available. Please answer?
Choices: There are no 37.5 pill but the easiest to do is take half of the 75 mcg pill to get 37.5. ...Read more
Not in USA: Levothyroxine in the usa is available as 25, 50, 75, 88, 100, 112, 125, 137, 150, 175, 200, 300 mcg. There is no 37.5 mcg dose available. However, you could take 1/2 of a 75 mcg if you like, or take 75 mcg every other day. The result would be the same. I don't know about the availability is in the uk. ...Read more
Can I take valium, synthroid, (thyroxine) and percocet with Dulcolax sensitive stomache for women for constipation? I am afraid to mix and I only this laxative available and I have not defecated pain medication.
However, am concerned about combination of valium and percocet. Both are sedating and can mix in a deadly cocktail. Very worrisome.
Percocet is the cause of constipation--any way to cut back or talk to doctor about alternative pain control measures? Increase fluids, fiber, consider MiraLAX (polyethylene glycol) which is gentle and effective too. Dulcolax tends to cause cramping; less so with miralax (polyethylene glycol). ...Read more
Just started on synthroid (thyroxine) (finally!!!) how long before sx improve? What s/e should watch for or expect
About 6-8 weeks: It takes about 6-8 weeks. Then you should have to repeat blood tests to see if the dose is right ...Read more
Hyperthyroidism: If you are hyperthyroid, it will cause symptoms; common ones are heat intolerance, palpitations, nervousness, tremor, diarrhea, irritability. It causes bone loss (osteoporosis) over time. It places a stress on your heart, which may be tolerated when young, but not with aging. It can be treated, but you may need to see an endocrinologist. ...Read more
Yes: Generic synthroid is called levothyroxine. Taking generic version is reasonable and will likely achivevsimilar results, however I would recommend that you inform your endocrinologist about such switch as you may need to have your thyroid levels checked soon (a few weeks) after making the switch to ensure your dosing is appropriate. I would also recommend that you adhere to one kind of preparation. ...Read more
See below.: Thyroxine overdose can cause tremors, anxiety, increased heart rate, increased body temperature, agitation, confusion, diarrhea, and seizures. If you are ever worried that an overdose has occurred, call 911. If you’re less certain and feel the situation is less of an emergency, call 800.222.1222 for guidance. ...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
PM: Taking at night may be better.Get a more detailed answer ›
Yes: Sure, if it is too much. Have your doctor measure serum T4 and tsh, and adjust the dose. ...Read more
You cannot function without thyroid hormones.
They will have to given to you by pills if you don't make enough thyroid hormones yourself. ...Read more
Synthoid is a synthetic thyroid hormone. Thyroid increases your metabolism and too much will cause you to get febrile, jittery, tachycardic and hypertensive.
Serious problems with thryoid overdose are usually cardiac are related to arrythmias or heart attacks. For example frontline treatment for thyroid excess is giving a beta blocker that blocks the cardiac effects. ...Read more
NO: Synthyroid is a prescription medication used to treat thyroid conditions such as hypothyroidism (low thyroid state). It should not be used for weight loss or to "boost metabolism". There may be places to get this without a prescription but in my opinion, this would be against the pharmaceutical and medical laws of most states. If you need this medication get it from a reputable provider. ...Read more
Weeks: Half-life elimination is 6–7 days for euthyroid patients; 9–10 days for hypothyroid patients; 3–4 days for hyperthyroid patients. That means that 1/2 of the drug hormone/medication still remains in the person 6-7 days after stopping the medication. The medication Levothyroxine is chemically the same as the naturally produced hormone thyroxine by the thyroid gland. ...Read more
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