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Benefits/risks of Synthroid (thyroxine) if borderline and elderly?

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Dr. David Geffner
Internal Medicine - Endocrinology
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In brief: Why do you need it?

1. There is no magic in synthroid (thyroxine) as opposed to other brands - just a difference between brands in absorption and metabolic clearance.
2. Borderline or subclinical hypothyroidism may or may not need treatment depending on whether attempting pregnancy, symptoms, etc. 3. If you need thyroid replacement and you are elderly we tailor doses to keep you euthyroid.

In brief: Why do you need it?

1. There is no magic in synthroid (thyroxine) as opposed to other brands - just a difference between brands in absorption and metabolic clearance.
2. Borderline or subclinical hypothyroidism may or may not need treatment depending on whether attempting pregnancy, symptoms, etc. 3. If you need thyroid replacement and you are elderly we tailor doses to keep you euthyroid.
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