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Which Is Better For Thyroid Eltroxin And Thyronorm
Thyroid: All thyroid medications are not bio-equivalent, so with thyroid disorders it is important you have your thyroid checked and the medications monitored by the Dr., especially if a switch of medications is going to take place. Best wishes. ...Read more
I have ocarcinoma thyroid. Undergo surgery doctor advice me to take eltroxin 175 mcg but I use 100 mcg eltroxin and 75 mcg thyronorm is any problem?
They're the same: Hi. Eltroxin and Thyronorm are both trade names for levothyroxine; they're the same thing. You're fine doing it how you're doing it. Your doctor wants to get your TSH suppressed to a certain level. That is done with levothyroxine;trade names don't matter. Good luck, and may your thyroglobulin always remain undetectable! ...Read more
I have carcinoma thyroid undergo complrte surgery doctor advice me to take 175 mcg eltroxin but I take 100mcg eltroxin and 75mcg thyronorm any problem?
Follow your Dr: You should take the meds as directed by your doctor. ...Read more
I would like to know why manufacturer's use levothyroxine rather than thyroxine in their thyroid medications? Levo has heavier sodium molecule
I have hypo-thyroidism, I take 150mg of synthroid, (thyroxine) I have gained 30 pounds in almost 2 months. How can I safely lose the weight as fast as possible?
Weight Gain: Certainly Thyroid may be causing some of your issues too. Safely, exercise and dieting with decreased carbs and fats will make you lose, if you burn more calories than you take in, you will lose weight. If you are unable to lose, discuss with your Dr. As approved weight loss meds ar available, but they need to monitored regularly by the Dr., and used with an exercise program and diet as well. ...Read more
My daughter was changed from 100 mcg eltroxin to 88mcg Synthroid (thyroxine) she's on day 3 of the new meds and not feeling well. Can this be a change in brand?
Too short of time: Changing to a slightly lower dose will take time to stabilize thyroid hormone levels. I doubt whether 3 days would be sufficient to change levels that drastically for your child to have symptoms. There is also a strong possibility that she may be having symptoms from something else. It is hard to tell since your child's symptoms were not mentione. Please have her checked out by her physician. ...Read more
They are: Essentially the same, but there will be minor differences in potency between the two in any given individual. That's why you don't want to use generics or even change the brand of a brand name product without careful and frequent monitoring. ...Read more
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
I find a big difference since I changed from Synthroid (thyroxine) to eltroxin... Big weight gain, tired all the time etc.! dr says they both do the exact same?
Reformulated: Eltroxin has been reformulated and may not have the same potency it did before. You should never change brands of thyroid replacement without getting your levels carefully checked 6 and 12 weeks after changing. ...Read more
Should not need both: Armour-thyroid is thyroid extract (desiccated thyroid glands of pork/beef containing all the thyroid hormones) and eltroxin (levothyroxine) is a synthetic active thyroid hormone/substance. Hashimoto initially causes hyper but eventually turns hypo and will need replacement. One diagnosed as hypo, docs commonly prescribe levothyroxine, or armour in some cases, but not both. Consult doc. Good luck. ...Read more
Weight 90.Age 46.Female. Thyroid problem. Weight gain with this. How l loose weight. L take tablet eltroxin 125mcg. Please send me exercise & medicine.
Hmmmm: Ok if you are 90 lbs and 41 Y.O. With weight issue and thyroid issue, please see your endocrinologist for proper eval and treatment. Thanks. ...Read more
Thyroid removed 4 days ago, calcium, antibiotic, etc prescribed for 2 weeks, do I have to continue taking my eltroxin 50 (old dose) before new analysis?
Thyroidectomy: When you have thyroid surgery, you remove the gland that makes thyroid hormone. Eltroxin is thyroid hormone replacement. Usually, if you were on this before surgery, you will need to continue. If your entire gland is gone, you may need more than you were taking. If only part of you gland was removed, you might not need any changes. You should check with your surgeon to make sure. ...Read more
6 month back I tested thyroid. TSH 5.16, and Daily taking eltroxin 50 mcg.3 weeks back I checked. Now TSH is 15.5 how I increase my tablet dossage
Hypothyroid: It is best to ask you doctor and have the doctor where you are follow up on this as when adjusting thyroid medication need multiple checks ...Read more
Had period on 30 th day before that I had 40-45 day cycle. Now using eltroxin 100 from 40 days ttc does that mean I am ovulating an thyroid is normal?
I m 26 yr old women I have hypothyroid with TSH >100 and I am on med from past 15 days with eltroxin 100mcg. Will my thyroid get normal within 1 mnth?
No, not in 1 month: Hi. No, you will not have a stable response to l-thyroxine in 1 month. Give it 6-7 weeks. And in 6-7 weeks, I'm not saying your thyroid will be normal, all I'm saying is your response to 100 mcg will be STABLE. You might need more than 100 mcg (but probably not less). And after you deliver the baby, your Eltroxin dose may need to be lowered. Your doctor can easily manage all of this. Good luck! ...Read more
Good day, which birth control pills can my wife use, she has a thyroid problem she's using Eltroxin 1.05gm, and can you prescribe it for her?
Followup: Your wife needs to follow up with her doctor in South Africa. We are unable to write international prescriptions ...Read more
I had a tsh of 24. No other thyroid lab tests done at the time. Been taking Eltroxin for 5 yrs and tsh is normal. How know if hashimotos or just hypo?
I have hypothyroid and thyroid antibodies. Dr prescriped me eltroxin 150 put I want to lose some weight so I take eltroxin 200.Is it wrong? (i'm ttc)
Compliance: Please take your medication as prescribed by your doctor. ...Read more
I have hashimoto's (hypothyroid and tested positive for thyroid antibodies).I take eltroxin but still had two misscariages. How can I prevent it?
Stay positive: Miscarriages are more common than many realize. It is discouraging to have had 2 but it still may simply be bad luck. Meanwhile, make sure your thyroid levels are in the normal range. Ideally your TSH should be less than 2 and it does not respond quickly to treatment. It is the thyroid level and not the antibodies that affect your fertility. Then get checked further if you continue to miscarry. ...Read more
How is the required dose of eltroxin or euthyrox is calculated after the thyroid total removal if now TSH is 2.25, free T3 (liothyronine) is 2.4 & free T4 is 1.34?
Blood tests: Will indicate if your levels are normal after 6 weeks of taking these preparations on a daily basis. Your physician can adjust the dose up or down if the levels are not correct. Yours are currently normal. ...Read more
Hi, I did not take my Eltroxin for over two years, thinking I can do the naturally. I had my thyroid checked and my TSH levels is 24. I am back on medication. Should I see a dietician. I recently gone of red meat. Eat limited chicken and fish?
My dad 70 years had high TSH 54, low T4 0.4 and enlarged thyroid for 4 years. He has taken eltroxin since then. Can this turn into thyroid cancer?
Goiters due to hypothyroid conditions are benign and should settle down once replacement thyroxine has been used to control the problem. Cancer is rarely a concern in this situation, yet if the thyroid enlargement is substantial then you should consult an ENT doctor who deals with thyroid enlargements (or seek an endocrinologist 's opinion).
Good luck. ...Read more
I am hypothyroid and have thyroid antibodies. I took eltroxin 100 but my T3 (liothyronine) was abit low so I took eltroxin 125 and now my TSH is low. What that mean?
Too high a dose: It means your replacement dose is too high and should be lowered. ...Read more
4.8 CRP and subclinical thyroid treated with 0.05mg Eltroxin. Should I worry? Sore throat feeling and thyroid gland sensitive on one side.
No worry: I am assuming Eltroxin is a thyroid medication. We don't have that product here. We need to know a lot more about your total medical history. The sensitive gland may not be a problem. This is something to discuss with your physician ...Read more
I have a TSH level of 0.06. I take eltroxin 100mcg. Anything lower I get hives. Sore throat and puffiness when clearing. Thyroid small tho and gerd.?
Low TSH: The TSH is low. That would imply that your FT4 is high (needs to be measured), which would imply that your levothyroxine dose is too high, or your thyroid is producing some hormone on top of what you are taking in the pill. You and your doctor (perhaps with help of an Endocrinologist) need to figure this out. Long term, it is not healthy to be this way. Bone loss, stress on the heart. ...Read more