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Want to obtain full benefit of my medications - Please help

I am on levothyroxine, linzess, omeprazole, ospemifene and (topiramate 2x daily). How am I supposed to space these medications apart so that I receive the full benefit from each one? I wake up for work at 3am and typically retire for the night at 9pm. Thank for your help. ## The best person to ask is your Pharmacist, Always! ## Yes your pharmacist is a good source.

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Amneal Levothyroxine

I'm changing from Armour Thyroid to generic Levothyroxine. Any feedback as to the quality of the manufacturer, Amneal? I'm a little dizzy, and my eyes hurt and are very dry. ## They are a reputable manufacturer, but Armour Thyroid and Levothyroxine are not exactly the same, though they do treat the same conditions, so it is normal that you may experience some side effects, when you first switch. Other side effects to Levothyroxine may include weight changes, nausea, and loss of facial hair. How are you doing, now? Has there been any change? ## I changed from Amour Thyroid to Nature-Throid. Amour changed the inert ingredients and I became allergic to them. I am now on Nature-Throid and it is excellent. ## I have found that I can only take the Mylan brand for some reason. Pharmacy...

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What does 100 MCG mean vs 0.1 MG?

I ran out of synthroid. It shows 0.1MG. I got a temporary bottle that shows 100MCG. Are they the same? ## Hi Lucille, Conversion tools verify that 100mcg (micrograms) is actually equal to 0.1mg (milligrams), so you should have nothing to worry about as far as taking the correct dosage is concerned. If you were given the temporary bottle by another pharmacy, that could explain why they used a different measurement than you were used to seeing. I hope this helps! ## Do you have to eat when taking leverothryroxin? 0.1 mg ## Hi. I am taking methylcobalamin 500 MG inj. every two weeks, but when you convert mg to mcg you get very high numbers. I am concerned that I am talking too much. Please help! Thank you ## You need to have an empty stomach. The best is to take it 1/2 before you begin you...

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Levothyroxine and Osteoporosis

I had a thyroidectomy in 1988 for a non-toxic goiter and began taking Synthroid and then levothyroxine. In 2018 I had another thyroidectomy because the thyroid gland grew back. I'm now taking 1.50 mcg of the medication. I recently checked the monograph and discovered that this medication can cause osteoporosis. I was diagnosed with this in May of 2018 during a bone scan preceding the thyroid surgery. Has anyone else had a diagnosis of osteoporosis while taking levothyroxine? I'm pretty surprised that I would have this ailment even though I'm 75. I've never been a thin woman which seems to be the person who most often gets osteoporosis. ## No, but I feel so weak my bones, so much pain namb . :( I feel levothyroxine it’s the trigger of all my symptoms. Diagnosed 5 mo...

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White small Round Pill M L on one side blank on other side

Small cirlcle pill but thick. Easy to scrape coding off but no numbers only label ML i found it in my older sisters room under the rug what is it? ## I have found three pills as you described; small, white, round with ML on one side & blank on the other side. I have no idea what they are. If any one does know, please tell me. I have a few friends that take a variety of things if they can & I worry that one time they are going to get something very harmful. ## Has any one yet ID'd these pills? Small white round pill curved front and back and thick. Letters ML on front side, smooth on back side. I took to the pharmacy and pharmacist looked and looked and said it was not in database. I found these in my 88 year old moms weekly pill box which I prepare for her. I did not put the...

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levotiroxina sodica

I think this is the mexican version of levo throxine 100 mcg. ## I think they also call it that in South America. Maybe if you check the page on Levothyroxine you might be able to find out useful informations. ## I take 75 mcg of levothyroxin daily and was able to get sintrocid/levotiroxina sodica in Mexico. Am I going to be taking the same medication? ## Yes, this is the Spanish name for Levothyroxine, they should be equivalent, as long as the dosage is the same. However, foreign medications are not always FDA approved and regulated, so you do need to be careful as it may not meet U.S. purity and potency standards, which is why I stated 'should be equivalent". There is no way to know more, without more details. Do you have any other information, such as markings on them, or the...

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Thyronorm dosage vs TSH Level

Is a 100 mcg thyronorm dosage fine with a thyroid level of 4.626? ## My present TSH level is 9.12. I am taking tyronorm tablet 75mcg daily. What should be my appropriate dose of medicine? ## Actually my tsh level is 7.02 in may, where the range is 0.30-5.5 and iam advised to take 75mg thyronorm. Now the value is 5.8. Now what dose I have to take ## Hi am having a tsh value of 35.98,how much my dose would be,previously I used 50mcg nw shud I increase my dose? ## Hi I am 32 year old lady TSH is 9.02 weight is 72 kg. With hight 5 ft. I am taking Thyronorm 100 Mcg from 4 days. Is it enough or more. Please advise me.. ## My tsh is 0.30-5.5. I am taking 50 mg thyronorm during pregnancy. Is it suitable for me? ## SIR I M 26 YEAR OLD MY TSH LEVEL IS 6.84 RECENTLY I TAKE 25 MG TAB ,CAN I TAKE CO...

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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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Side effects of Increased dosage of thyronorm from 25-75 mcg

Based on recent report on thyroid test... Thyroid increases from 14 to 23 ... And doctor increases the dosage from 25 mcg to 75 mcg. It's been 2 -3 days since i m taking the increased dosage. I'm working in a school too and due to which it i had too go through a lot of hard work. Now after the increment in dosage i m feeling very low. At morning 10 -11 of the day i am feeling like o have no energy in me.. I sleeping for atleast 5-6 hours...And between such hours I too wake up for 3 -4 times at night. Kindly enlighten me about the situation and tell me whether inc. i dosage can cause feeling low. ## That can be a normal side effect of this medication, according to NIH reports, you may also experience nausea, dizziness, headache, hair loss, mood swings, and weight changes. Are you...

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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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