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Is there an alternative to Synthroid (thyroxine) that doesn't have to be taken daily?
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Dr. Allen Seely
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In brief: Possible
Levothyroxine (t4) has a long 1/2 life (up to 10 days in new hypothyroidism) so it is possible to dose a higher dose less often (e.
g. 100mcg every other day). The problem we run into is compliance issues: many patients tend to forget to take their pills unless it is given once daily.

In brief: Possible
Levothyroxine (t4) has a long 1/2 life (up to 10 days in new hypothyroidism) so it is possible to dose a higher dose less often (e.
g. 100mcg every other day). The problem we run into is compliance issues: many patients tend to forget to take their pills unless it is given once daily.
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