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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 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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Levothyroxine and dizziness

I've been taking Levothyroxine 25mg for almost four months, first three months was fine, now seem to be having dizzy spells alot. (every day) also feeling bloated. Has anyone experienced this after 3 months of taking them? Another thing a couple of months ago my period was 13 days late!! its always been irregular but not normally that late. We are trying for a baby so i'm wondering if it could be pregnancy symtoms also. ## Hi. I was diagnosed with hypothyroidism. I just wanted to reply because you aren't alone! I started at 75mcg, then 88, then 100. I experienced a dizzy spell followed by tremors in both hands and legs and was rushed to the ER. They thought I was having a stroke. Gave me an MRI/MRA, heart ultrasound, EKG and found everything to be normal. They did find my th...

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what is bilocor used for

How to cure kidney failure without dialysis ## I had a rapid heart beat and doc put me on 5mg bilocar, sorted out, I started gettn flu symptoms and chest infections to a point where I was sick wid flu, nasal drip, sinus infections every month, it was very bad until I saw another doc and he droppd the dose to 2,5mg, I neva got sick for the past 6months now and not gaining weight, yes I can make you gain weight, have ur thyroid checked, if u got hypothyroidism ul put on weight as well...hope it helps ## Bilocor contains the active ingredients Bisoprolol, it is most commonly used to treat high blood pressure, and some other cardiac diseases. The FDA lists its typical side effects as possibly including nausea, dizziness, headache, increased urination, and hypotension. Ref: Bisoprolol Inform...

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vision and balance problems

I have taken eltroxin for many years. In May of 2010, my doctor changed my meds to synthroid. since early June, I have experienced vision problems with blurring,double vision,broken lines,etc. One optometrist i saw said he thought it was systemic and noted that thyroid problems are notorious for causing vision problems. i had my blood work done and numbers were realy high(75) so my doctor increased the synthroid meds to .125mg . I have dizziness and poor balance especially when changing planes,i.e. from sitting to standing. i can't trust my ability to walk alone across any empty space,mall hallway,etc.I had also experienced nausea ,always in the forenoon. my doctor thinks it is not the synthroid but the thyroid numbers being so high. Could this be the synthroid? ## I am having the s...

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Tirosint and weight gain

I switched from Synthroid to Tirosint. I have gained 8 lbs, constipated, hair loss and HBP. Can anyone explain this? ## What dosage were you taking of the Synthroid, and what is your prescribed dose of the Tirosint? Weight changes, hair loss, blood pressure changes, nausea, and dizziness can all be side effects of Synthroid, and Tirosint. Have you consulted your doctor? You might be on too high of a dose, or your body may just need time to adjust to the new medication. Ref: Tirosint Information Why was the change made? What were your levels when they were last checked?

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Levothyroxine Sodium - Good and Bad Generic Brands

My wife is having hypothyroid symptoms again. I checked the brand and it is Lupin, which is an Indian brand. I have not had good luck with Indian brands for other things myself. I did find a review by someone saying they got switched to Lupin and their Hypothyroid symptoms came back. But 1 review does not make a case. It will be very helpful to people to get feedback on what brands people have had good or bad experiences with and what they went from and to. And what the symptoms were or what went away. So they can be aware when pharmacies switch brands and what to look for when searching for a better brand. ## In a lot of ways levothyroxine seems to be a special case with brands because it's not some sort of "brand x doesn't work" scenario, but rather it's that the d...

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Stopping Levothyroxine

I have been taking Levothyroxine .88mg for the past two years. I just left town on a three week vacation and realized I left this prescription at home. Should I be concerned? ## If you suddenly stop taking Levothyroxine, your body can go through withdrawal. "Levothyroxine withdrawal may cause hypothyroidism, or underactive thyroid. Hypothyroidism causes weight gain, fatigue, depression and sensitivity to cold because your body does not have enough thyroid hormone so your body processes slow down. Patients with thyroid cancer may suffer acute hypothyroidism because of levothyroxine withdrawal." Referenced from: Since you've been taking this medication for so long, I would consider contacting your doctor about this if you have be...

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Is Amneal Levothyroxine 100 mcg Gluten-free?

Is the Amneal brand of Levothyroxine gluten free? I can't seem to find definitive wording that it is. ## Are you referring to the yellow pills inscribed JSP 516? If so, the inactive ingredients listed for Amneal Levothyroxine 100 mcg (NDC 69238-1834) are: - Silicon Dioxide - Lactose, Unspecified Form - Magnesium Stearate - Cellulose, Microcrystalline - Starch, Corn - Acacia - Sodium Starch Glycolate Type a Potato - D&C Yellow No. 10 - FD&C Yellow No. 6 - Aluminum Oxide Please correct me if I'm wrong, but those don't appear to be gluten-based ingredients. The question would then be whether there is a risk of cross-contamination on the equipment they use in manufacturing the pills. Ref: DailyMed ## Yes, that is the tablet I'm referring to. And your answer is helpf...

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Thyroid hormone, T3 (liothyronine) without Talc

Does anybody know if there is a liothyronine without Talc in it as an inactive ingredient? I have allergic reactions or side effects of Talc as a filler in medicine, causing fever, dehydration, choking (breathing problem). So I take medicine without it. Synthroid has it in it so I take generic Levo in the U.S. (it seems that all generic does not contain talc as I tried my manufacturer's levo) Cytome (T3) has Talc in it too so I asked my doctor to prescribe generic T3, but unfortunately my generic lionthyronine from Rite Aid has talc in it. ## The best thing to do is to inform your pharmacist of your allergy, to ensure that it's noted in your file, and they can avoid providing you with medications that contain it, in the future. While some companies do have their inactive ingredi...

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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. 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 Menopause/Weight Gain?

I had two radio-iodine treatments to kill my thyroid, which was extremely over active, approx. 6 yrs ago. I have been on Levthyroxine for about 5-1/2 yrs now and do not experience the things a lot of you are. No hair loss (I have very thick hair), no dizziness, panic attacks, etc. HOWEVER I am going through menopause now also (at 53) and can't lose weight, the insomnia is rather bad along with the night sweats. Could it be from menopause? I check my levels every 6 months with my Dr. as I recommend everyone to do. I'm going to ask him about Synthroid next time I'm in. He will not prescribe a higher dose than what I have now (112 mg) as he doesn't want the Levothyroxine to affect my joints/bones in the long run and my TSH levels he keeps on the higher side already. The wei...

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How long does Tirosint take to work?

Been on Synthroid for years (1990's) never been able to get any good results, felt like I was being poisoned every time I took it, my symptoms were horrible. Recently got in to see endocrinologist that prescribed tirosint along with cytomel. 8th day now and a lot of the symptoms I was having on Synthroid are gone, but was wondering how long before I could see results from tirosint. Would love some feedback ## There is really no way to say for sure, generally it takes about 4 to 5 weeks for a medication to reach its full level of efficacy in the body, but it can vary, since we are all different. Ref: Tirosint Information Cytomel Information The FDA lists the side effect you may experience as possibly including: nausea, dizziness, appetite changes, heat sensitivity, excessive sweating...

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Synthroid and yellow tongue

My tongue is always yellow. It's not my oral hygiene. I have been on Synthroid for years. Could it be the cause? ## Hello, Donia! How are you? Is the only medication you take regularly? I didn't find anything specifically listed about Synthroid/Levothyroxine causing this, but there are so many things that can, including foods, beverages, and oral care items that it's hard to be sure. Ref: Medline Plus Synthroid Is there anything that you eat, or drink every day that might be causing it? Have you spoken to your doctor, or dentist about it? ## I have same problem, I want to stop my medicine, it has been 5 days I am not taking, instead I am taking 2 drops of Lugol’s Idoine in the mornings.

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Cytomel out of stock 2022

Anyone know something about why Pfizer has made this unavailable to pharmacies? ## I, too, would love to know if any pharmacy is stocking Cytomel.

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Changing Levothyroxine manufacturers every 2 years

I've been taking synthroid/levothyroxine for over 35 years. Since Medicare Part D I have changed pharmacy 3 times due to costs. Although my TSH reads normal I have more hypo symptoms. Most worrisome is a change in LDL. I always had perfect heart ratio. Nails and skin are very brittle/dry, some hair loss, breast enlargement with weight gain (walk 3 miles/day), and GERD. All related to age? These issues are increasing over time with keeping same dose of Levothyroxine. Any suggestions if I should attempt taking Synthroid and stay with one manufacturer? But then I would be paying out of pocket or get a more expensive RX plan? Or take my chances on new plan thyroid med called EUthyrox? Anyone's experience with this issue would be appreciated. ## Has your doctor done any testing, outs...

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Tirosint for Hypothyroidism

Hello fellow Hypothyroidism sufferers, really good posts here. I wish I could read replies. Been on Tirosint for 15 days and a lot of things are better. Joint swelling and pain down, facial swelling down, but hair, nails, and irritability are the same. However, that feeling of being poisoned has really faded. Generic and name brand Synthroid were awful. So fingers crossed for next thyroid test. ## Hello, DeDe! How are you? If you click on any post, and scroll down you will be able to read the relevant replies, if there are any. It can take awhile for everything to turn around, once you find a medication that works for you, if you've already had such improvements after just 15 fays on the Tirosint, then you are doing very well. Its typical side effects may include nausea, weight chan...

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Levothyroxine side effects

I was recently diagnosed with an underactive thyroid. I have been taking levothyroxine for almost two weeks. For the last four or five days I have had a weird feeling. It is hard to explain. I don't really feel dizzy but I get a strange feeling in my head. I guess you would describe it as a head rush. Has anyone else had this feeling and will it go away as my body adjusts to the levothyroxine? ## yes i would get that every morning after i took my pills and drank coffee. I think its inmortant to eat a little over an hour after to avoid the dizziness. It does go away though. ## Levothyroxine Info and Side effects Click Here ## my pharmactist changed my thyroid pills because my insurance doesn't cover my other ones. I am cold all the time again and i am dizzy. I came home from work...

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Safe to take Tapazole with St. John's Wort?

I am wanting to take St. John's Wort for depression but I'm also on Tapazole for a thyroid problem will it interfere with Tapazole? ## I used the Medscape Interaction Checker, and didn't find any issues listed, but it is always best to double check with your doctor, or pharmacist to be sure. Tapazole may cause side effects, such as nausea, dizziness, loss of taste, hair loss, and itching, according to FDA reports. Ref: Tapazole Medline Plus Are you on any other medications? Have you informed your doctor of your depression?

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results of forgetting to take levothyroxin

I have been taking levothyroxin for 3 or 4 years. Recently, somehow I forgot to take my dose each morning. Completely forgot about it. As a result, about 6 weeks later, a phone call from my doctor after reading my lab results from blood test ended with advice to get to the emergency room ASAP and get admitted to the hospital. My blood saline level had fallen to a dangerous level and I was in danger of stroke, heart attack, death, or coma. I had been feeling very weak for some time and had no idea why. Even standing and walking around the house at home had become a major effort. So, I went to the hospital as advised. I ended up spending 3 days in the hospital, getting a saline IV the full time, as well as starting back on my levothyroxine regimen. My saline count had fallen to 118. 3 day...

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Small white round pill with P 12 on it

Have pills in zip-lock bag, which I have no idea what they are. Small, round, white, with P on top of the scored line and 12 on the bottom. Can someone help? ## The pill should actually be more of a light greenish color than white. P on top of a 12 (scored in between) is Levothyroxine 0.3 mg manufactured by Accord Healthcare (NDC 16729-0458). Levothyroxine is used to treat thyroid hormone deficiency (hypothyroidism), including Hashimoto's disease and a severe form known as myxedema coma. It may also be used to treat and prevent certain types of thyroid tumors. [1] Pill Image Inactive Ingredients: - Sodium Starch Glycolate Type A Potato - Sodium Stearyl Fumarate - D&c Yellow No. 10 - Fd&c Yellow No. 6 - Fd&c Blue No. 1 - Microcrystalline Cellulose - Magnesium Oxide Ref: D...

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