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Propylthiouracil PTU

How long should I use PTU have been taking this medication for (1) year with my tsh checked by my dr. every (3) months. I went off of ptu about 6 months ago and ended up in the hospital for atrial fibulation. I do not have health insurance and need to know if I should cut back on the medicine I take 2 tabs 2x's a day 50 mg. of propylthiouracl. I have hyperthyrodism. ## Only your doctor can advise you on whether or not it is safe for you to change the dosage of your medication. No one online can really answer that, since your full medical history, and TSH levels are unknown. Typical side effects of this medication may include nausea, dizziness, hair loss, weight changes, and skin rash. You may require a medication like this for the rest of your life, it depends on the specific detail...

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levothyroxin tab

I am allergic to the dye in the 112mcg Synthroid tablets. Does anyone know of a 112mcg that is white??? Levothyroxine ? I am now taking 2 pills on 5 days and 3 pills on 2 days. 50mcg each. ## I am allergic to the dye as well, and should be on 112 mcg. too. I like your idea of 2 pills (white..50 mcg.) for 5 days, and 3 pills for 2 days. So glad you posted your idea. Splitting the pills just doesn't work. If any Manufactures are reading this, please refrain from putting dyes in meds!!! Serious side effects can result, and the dyes make it difficult for some of us to take the proper dosage amounts that are prescribed. ## Your pharmacy should be able to provide you with a dye free option, though they may have to order a supply in for you, so it is best to make sure to alert them to the ...

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Armor 60 Mg Vs Synthroid 0 112 Mug

I have been on synthroid for approx 11 years. Some of my symptoms never went away. Cold hands &feet, losing (it does grow back, but I have a million baby hairs on my head) hair, etc. I read somewhere that changing from a strictly T4 (Synthroid) to a T3T4 (Armour) thyroid medicine would help. My doctor gave me the new medicine Armour 1 GR (60mg). I was on synthroid 0.112MG). Did my doc give me too high a dose of the new amrour medicine? I want my symptoms to go away but I don't want to overdose. Help! ## I was on Synthroid 0.112mg and the Dr. put me on Armour Thyroid 3GR. which is 180mg. I would say that your dose is closer to the equivelant of Synthroid then mine. I don't know what my last TSH, T4 levels were so I hope thats why he gave me such a high dose... All I know is I...

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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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What is a light blue oval pill with an M on one side and L 11 on the other?

It was in with my Levoxyl pill container. Is is a generic pill? ## blue oval pill that has a M on the front, and a L and another letter on the back ## It is Levothyroxin 150 MCG (which is another generic for the same meds) I find levothyroxine works better than L-thyroxine- same shape, a bit darker blue - I think different strengths have different numbers on them. ## Hello, I hope you are having a wonderful day. I found a Levothyroxine Sodium 0.15 MG Oral Tablet that matches your description exactly. It is most commonly used to treat hypothyroidism, enlarged thyroid gland, and thyroid cancer. Below I will link a picture and some additional information on this pill that I sourced from the National Institute of Health. (NDC 0378-1815) Ingredients: Levothyroxine Sodium Inactive Ingredient...

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Weird way to see

Sorry, I just do not know what title to give this bizarre question. What condition, except hypothyrodism, can cause a person to see things dissociated? For instance, if a girl with a ponytail is walking past, I would see the ponytail following the girls head, a gap in between her head and hair. Should I look at a person, I may not recognise his arm as an arm, because I do not see the rest of him - as if I am standing too close to a very large image to make out detail. As a result, the arm, which I do see, may look like a branch. I am not English speaking, and I am also having trouble expressing myself in words. I could only hope that someone with insight will know what on earth is going on. This is happening more frequently since I started Thyroxine. Dr said my blood test (thyroid) came ba

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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 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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Please help. Is the levothyroxine making me crazy?

I was diagnosed with hypothyroid about 7 yrs ago. I was taking 50 mcg of levothyroxine up until now. I am currently 29 weeks pregnant and my new doctor put me on 125 mcg. My doc says i have to be on a higher dose during pregnancy or the baby will be born with birth defects or have learning disabilities. The road has been really rocky. My moods have been up and down, i suffer from severe depression, mood swings, horrible anger, memory loss, bad anxiety attacks and fear of loosing myself. I litterally feel crazy. I asked my doctor and there is nothing she can do except put me on some antidepressant. I dont think i need that and i dont really like takin meds like that. I absolutely think the levothyroxine is making me worse. I feel suicidal and thats not something i want to feel esp. durin...

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combitic global caplet tiroy-100

I just received a refill for what is supposed to be a generic for Synthroid in blister packs. The generic name on the packet is l-thyroxine sodium and looks like the name brand is Tiroy-100 and indicates it is manufactured by Combitic Global Caplet. The pill itself is small pale orange round shaped. There are no markings on the pill. I went to their website, which is very low rent looking, to look for a photo of their pills to make sure it was authentic and l-thyroxine sodium, Tiroy-100, or thyroid meds do not turn up as being manufactured by this company. Does anyone know if what I received is a good brand? Now I'm afraid to take them. ## No answer for you, but I ordered 200mg and just received it. Have you taken it? If so, how do you feel? ## has anyone used albendazole tablets IP...

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Levothyroxine and heart rate

I wanted to know if anyone on Levothyroxine has this problem. I've been on 50 mcg of Levothyroxine for about two years (went off it for several months this past year but went back on it). Lately it feels like my heart is beating stronger and sometimes it beats somewhat faster. Taking a hot shower triggers rapid pounding heart beat. These symptoms come and go and seem to be helped if I drink a lot of water. It also seems to help if I get to bed at a decent hour and get enough sleep and eat the right foods and enough of them. The slightest amount of everyday stress can make my heart start beating in the way described. I've been sedentary quite a bit and getting exercise (Walking for 20 minutes) can be a challenge since I lack energy. Also I have been feeling anxiety and depression...

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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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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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