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If I go on a medication for hypothyroidism like Synthroid (thyroxine) to repair a short term issue secondary to other meds will I be dependent on it for life?
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Dr. Kenneth Cheng
Family Medicine
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In brief: Need vs dependent
If one's doctor has recommended synthroid (thyroxine) for a hypothyroid condition, it is because of a need.
Occasionally one may no longer need the synthroid (thyroxine) and it can be stopped without fear of dependence. Most, however, will need it lifelong.

In brief: Need vs dependent
If one's doctor has recommended synthroid (thyroxine) for a hypothyroid condition, it is because of a need.
Occasionally one may no longer need the synthroid (thyroxine) and it can be stopped without fear of dependence. Most, however, will need it lifelong.
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