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.

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Is unithroid better than synthroid (thyroxine)?

Both Thyroid prepara. They are both effective thyroid preparations used for treating thyroid deficiency.If you are on unithyroid and controlled stay on it. Read more...

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...

If I'm gaining weight on levoxyl (thyroxine) do I need a lower dose?

No. One decides dose by lab tests ; this is because weight gain/loss due to thousand other issues so if thyroid lab ok, need to look for other causes of weight issue. Read more...

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...

Can you drink milk an hour after taking levoxyl (thyroxine)?

Yes. Although milk contains calcium, waiting this long after taking your dose should not affect the absorption much. Daily consistency is the key to finding your correct thyroid hormone dose. Read more...