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Insurance Covers Medication But Forced to Pay Cash?

Yesterday, I had an appointment with a brand new doctor that is in another state. He wrote me a prescription for a month supply of my medication and after stopping at and calling approximately 35 different pharmacies attempting to get the medication filled, I was given the name of a pharmacy by a very kind gentleman that had experienced the same problem. The medication I take is unfortunately very hard to get a prescription filled for if your doctor is not within your state and I live basically on the border of two other states, MD and PA. I called the pharmacy I was given the name of and indeed they did agree to fill the prescription. I inquired about acceptance of my insurance before going to the pharmacy and they stated that yes they did accept insurance and they would run the medica...

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thyroid meds and high blood pressure

My drug store has switched my thyroid manufacturer from Mylan to Lanne. Since taking the same dosage of 88 mcg, my blood pressure has gone up considerably and I don't normally have high blood pressure. I have some of the older ones and have taken them for the last 3 days and my bp is back to normal. Is this just a coincidence or should I talk to the drug store? I also feel jittery in the neck area. I had the radio active iodine treatment 3 years ago. I feel like my thyroid is out of wack again. I don't have an appointment with my endocrinologist for 3 more months. ## I have been taking a 125mg synthroid and have gain extremely weight! I have to be cleared to have surgery but i think my levels off do you think i will Be cleared? Since i have gain so much weight does this mean my ...

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Levothyroxine vs. Levothyroxin

I had thyroid cancer and had a TT in 2017. I've been on Levothyroxine 150mcg for almost a year. The pills have always been light blue colored and round with a stamp of jsp on one side and 520 on the other side of them. I recently switched pharmacy and just opened them to discover the label says Levothyroxin 150 mcg tab Santos. They are blue, oval and say 150 on one side and GG 338 on the other. They look NOTHING alike and are not called the same. There was plenty of room on label, so its not that there wasn't room for the 'e' at the end. Am I taking the same stuff? It's been hell getting my levels right and I have nodules growing again and monitoring my antibodies for the cancer. I cannot afford to be on a lesser effective drug. Are these the same? They sure look tot...

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Levothyroxine interactions with heart medication

Can Eliquis, Digoxin, and Diltiazem all be taken at the same time as my Levothyroxine? I have been taking my Calcium 1 hour later. ## Hello Aud, There are 3 interactions between the medications that you are taking. I have listed the interactions below. Diltiazem -> Digoxin You may need dose adjustments in order to safely take both medications together. This combination of drugs may increase your digoxin levels. You should notify your doctor if you have symptoms of nausea, loss of appetite, visual changes, slow pulse, or irregular heartbeats. Digoxin -> Levothyroxine You may need dose adjustments in order to safely take both medications together. This combination of drugs may decrease your digoxin levels. Diltiazem -> Apixaban This combination of medication may increase the b...

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ciplar 10 mg and hyperthyroidism

Iam a hyperthyroid patient.My T3 and T4 levels are normal but TSH is low (0.08) Doctor suggest me to take Ciplar 10 mg . Iam feeling very tired after taking this tablet for the first day. Is this tablet is suitable for maintaining normal TSH level? ## No, this medication contains the active ingredient Propranolol, which is actually used to treat high blood pressure and some cardiac conditions. Drowsiness and fatigue can be normal side effects of it, as reported by the U.S. FDA, it may also cause nausea, dizziness and increased urination. What type of doctor did you consult? ## Hi i have hyperthyroid and tsh is 0.010 , doctor has prescribed abott thyrocab and ciplar la 40. Can you please advise on taking ciplar la 40. ## I am taking Ciplar 10 ,I am suffering from hyperthyroidism.Is this ...

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irregular period

I have a problem of irregular menstruation. consulted with doctor, did test PCOD, Thyroid, Prolactin. every test done found normal and within range. But my period goes off for 3-4 months. i am trying out for pregnancy but not yet got a right solution. doctor suggested me to take Chrominac A for three months, eventhough my test results were normal. Kindly suggest me as to what to do inorder to have pregnancy? which medicine should i use? ## Consume M2 TONE syrup for three to six month,It helps to strenghten your uterus and also helps to treat period problems,Kindly u browse the information of M2 Tone description and also consult your doctor before taken it. ## Mra prolactin 45.2 h mry doc NY brotin di h kia ye sahi h is sy mra prolactin level normal ho Jay ga"

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Does levothyroxine cause acne

I have been taking 25mcg for about 6 weeks and feel much better, no weight loss, but no gain. I have developed acne on my chin and around the right side of my mouth...is this a side effect? Anyone else had this happen? ## ive been taking a 25mcg for a week now and am worried that i will develop acne. do many people get this ? ## I have been taking the same dosage as you for about 2 months and have had really bad breakouts EVERYWHERE that I didn't used to get. I now get them on my back, face, shoulders and neck. It's pretty gross and I've never had this problem before but I think it does have something to do with Levothyroxine. ## Hi, I am on thyroxine 4 weeks now and also have gotten acne on my chin and around the mouth. I am now 47 and have not had this problem since I was ...

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White Pill With A Cursive R And 348

what is it. ## The pill in description is Propylthiouracil (50 mg). Propylthiouracil is a thioamide drug used to treat hyperthyroidism (including Graves disease) by decreasing the amount of thyroid hormone produced by the thyroid gland. To view information about this drug, please click on the link below... If you have any other questions or concerns, please post back and I will be happy to assist you. ## Found a white oval pill with just a cursive R on it need it identified

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Levothyroxine100mg is no longer working for me ?

Hi, my100mg levothyroxine tablets are no longer working for me.I have been taking these for 2 years with a gradual spiralling weight gain. I am now tipping 12 stone instead of a normal 10 stones. I break out in hot sweats and have severe insomnia.. 6 days ago, I just collapsed and spent the day in bed instead. I have not taken levothyroxine since. Instead I am taking, high dose multi vitamins, sea kelp and selenium, I eat natural porridge for breakfast and high proteins of chicken and beef and green vegetables. I eat cheese in moderation and natural fruit juice but no bread. Am I doing the right things here ? Thank you for your time. ## HI, Margriet! Sorry about the issues that you're having. However, I'm curious as to how old you are? If you've over 35, these same symptoms ...

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Synthroid and Levothyroxine tablets taste just like SUGAR!

I took levothyroxine tablets for over 2 years then stopped. Why did I stop? Because they did absolutely nothing for me -- I kept gaining weight and continued to have all the same symptoms I had prior to taking them. BUT, the most important reason I stopped taking them was because I chewed a tablet (out of mere curiosity) and it tasted just like SUGAR! Oh so sweet. Hmmm...so why do they make a tablet taste like sugar when the instructions are to swallow it whole and NOT suck or chew it? (because they don't want you to discover it tastes like sugar). I believe that Levothyroxine and Synthroid (& most likely all other medication like these) are just SUGAR and that we are all being greatly DECEIVED. I recently went to my GP and she urged me to go back on Levothyroxine for my underac...

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Levothyroxine numb hands, dizzy, itching, stomach issues

I had a total throdectomy 2 years ago due to thyroid cancer. I have been on 150 - 200mg Levothyroxine daily. Side effects are - now and again my heart will beat once really hard, when i wake up my hands feel numb and fingers tingle, get dizzy/drunk feelings, dry itchy skin, dry sore eyes, stomach pains and constipation. Sometimes i feel like i am turning into a hypercondreact. Does anyone else feel like this? I am due another blood test next month. ## yes I have many of the same reactions as you. I have been on this med.. for about 15 years ## Fast heartbeat is one the more serious side effects while taking levothyroxin. Although all your other side effects are reported normal. If you feel concerned I would speak with your doctor that prescribed you levothyroxine, and let he/she know al...

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Swelling in legs and feet levothyroxine

I just started taking Levothyroxine 2 wks ago my legs and feet are swollen so bad by nite I can barley walk. They go down a little at nite but swell back. I am taking 25mcg and I am afraid to continue taking this med. Has any one else had this problem? ## Have you contacted your doctor? It sounds like you might be having a bad reaction to this medication and it may not be the right one for you, or may be too high of a dosage. Generally, the symptoms of a dosage being too high will start to manifest 6 days or so, after you start taking it and this type of fluid retention can be one of them and there is a chance that it could lead to congestive heart failure, if that's what's causing it and it isn't rectified. You should really contact your doctor immediately. ## I am on medic...

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Small white round pill with a capital A in bold.

This pill has a capital letter A in bold with the letters TD beneath it in smaller capital print. It also seems to have an image of a humanoid in the inner arch of the capital A. The pill is blank on the other side and is suspected to be a dietary in nature. My dog ate an unknown quantity and I need to know what this stuff is and what to do? ## Hi Nathan, Based on the description provided, what you have is a thyroid medication called Amour Thyroid 30mg, (containing desiccated Porcine thyroid) marketed for treating an underactive thyroid. NDC: 54569-0917 / 0456-0458 Size: 6.00 mm Supplier: Allergan Inc. Labeler: A-s Medication Solutions LLC / Forest Laboratories, Inc Inactive Ingredients: -Calcium Stearate -Dextrose -Cellulose, Microcrystalline -Sodium Starch Glycolate Type a Potato If ...

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levothyroxine synthroid discontinue?

I have been taking 25mg of this crap for almost a year. Im 28 over weight and wondering if stoping this med suddenly with my docs concent is dangerous. Im gaining weight and not feeling any better. I also take colonzipam for anxiety metroprol for high bp and Norco for back pain im a smoker and weigh 290 before I only weigh ed 260 me and my doc are exploring the fact that I may not need this med at all or i need a different kind. So he said to stop for 2 months should i be worried about this decession? ## No, it is nothing to worry about. Your doctor isn't trying to steer you wrong. What have the test shown for your TSH results? That is what would let you know whether or not you need such a medication. ## First get some blood tests done. Get T4, T3 and TSH measured at least. If they ...

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Levothyroxine and Ringing in the Ears

I was recently diagnosed with Hypothyroidism after having my thyroid tested and my TSH was 5.9. I have been taking Levothyroxine since the end of June. The middle of July I started having non-stop ringing in my ears and still continues. I also have experienced severe hair loss and cannot put weight ON. Is it okay to stop taking Levo to see if the ringing in my ears stop? I really don't want to be on this medication, but don't want to cause additional issues as I'm getting married soon. Appreciate any sound advice. ## I have been on levothyroxin for a good while now.i just had a week away and forgot my pills.BUT I feel good.i don't feel as tired I have less headaches.less noise/ringing ear noises.and basically feel better without my pills I don't think my doc will be ...

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Pills for gaining fat

I'm 19 years old, 5'7 and 95 pounds, due to an overactive metabolism that was inherited from both parents. My thyroid is normal, as is every other blood test that I've had done. No matter what I do, I can't gain weight to save my life, and my highest recorded weight has been 101 pounds. I'd gone to doctors, I'm on birth control, and antidepressants, yet nothing I've ever taken to help or done to try and increase caloric intake has done me any good. The average weight for my height is 120 pounds, and my personal goal is to be 130-140 pounds. I'd like to gain fat, not muscle, so I can actually have a healthy body weight, and not be a skeletal twig. Is there any pill/weight gain supplement that isn't focused on gaining muscle? No matter where I look, eve...

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Levothyroxine 50mcg Tablet Recall

I recieved a letter from my health care provider saying that i cannot continue getting Levothyroxine 50mcg tablet that theres a recall on that medication.I want to know the reason for the recall. ## I can't find any updated recall information for it, but there was one reported on April 28th, for the 150mcg tablets, so it is possible that a problem was also found with this one and it was added under that same recall. There has been an ongoing problem with Levothyroxine products, which has created the need for the recall and this problem has actually been occurring since the 1990's. The problem is actually two-fold. 1) They have regularly found stability and potency problems with them, regardless of the manufacturer or dosage. Most of them did not retain their proper potency up to...

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levothyroxine made by sandoz - strange smell

When I had my prescription for levothyroxine 75 refilled recently I immediately noticed a strange smell. Can you please tell me what it is? ## Hello, Joyce! How are you? What are the markings on them? The excipients in tablets can vary from manufacturer to manufacturer. Can you please post back and clarify? The FDA lists its typical side effects as possibly including nausea, dizziness, headache, hair loss, and weight changes. ## I noticed the same strange odor. I returned 2 bottles Sandoz Lavothyroxin because the pills in the bottles smelled. Does anyone know why? ## too have a vile taste and smell that permeates my very being! I've been taking three different meds since May 2, 2018, Levothyroxine, Levoxyl, and Armour trying different ones to no avail. I have no taste ever except fo...

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Is levothyroxine the same as thyronorm?

What are the benefits of thyronorm over levothyroxine? Do the symptoms like hair fall continue even after starting medication? ## They are the same, one is just a brand name and the other a generic name of the active ingredient. And yes, hair loss is a typical side effect of this medication, as reported by the U.S. FDA. You may also experience nausea, dizziness, headache, mood swings, and weight changes. Are you on any other medications? ## I took thyronorm for 26 years and switched to Levothyroxine after coming to the United States. Can you tell me whether it’s safe to proceed with Levothyroxine or move back to thyronorm? I have noticed a change in mood swings, hair loss as well as depression frequently with Levothyroxine. ## what does anyone know about Armour? I still have the v...

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Round white pill p33

A small round white pill imprinted p33 is identified as Propylthiouracil (50 mg) marketed for use in treating hyperthyroidism. Labeler: American Health Packaging NDC: 68084-0964 Size (mm): 8 Inactive Ingredients: -Cellulose, Microcrystalline -Docusate Sodium -Magnesium Stearate -Sodium Benzoate -Sodium Starch Glycolate Type a Potato -Starch, Corn

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