What Is The Sodium Content In Levothyroxine?

Reneeva C Says:

I have been taking Levothyroxine 25mcg since July of 2010 and have been doing well on it. I have been wondering, being that the name of the med is "Levothyroxine Sodium", exactly how much (if any) Sodium is in the pill according to the dosage amount? Being that i'm trying to watch my sodium content i'm really curious about this. I have searched, and searched on the web and cannot find the answer i'm looking for. Maybe, and hopefully I can find my answer here.

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Verwon Says:

This doesn't refer to actual sodium as an ingredient, it refers to the type of chemical salt that the medication is made from.

Thus, there is no reason to worry about your pills, any elements that may be in there are just trace amounts. This has to be done, to make medications safe for people with conditions such as congestive heart failure and high blood pressure.


I have to stay under a certain amount of sodium, because I have both of the above conditions and it would be a nightmare if I had to figure in amounts from medications.

Are there any other questions or comments?

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Primrose Says:

Is there an alternative medication to Levothyroxine soduim that does not have any trace salts as described above?

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Sandy Says:

I take 125 mcg of Levothyroxine. Is it possible that the sodium in this pill or the pill itself could cause me to pee many times a day? Have had kidneys checked and no problems there. I take the pill in the AM plus have coffee in AM...but I continue to pee 15-20x per day! No other medication taken.

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Some Says:

It is a sign your thyroxine dose is high. I had same problem when I was given high dose than what I needed.

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JP Says:

I started levothyroxine 100 mcg tab daily a month ago and in the last 2 weeks my blood pressure has gone up a lot. I have always had low bp . I think it is the med.

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Pomery Says:

I take 100mcg levethyroxine per day my BP for many years I am 64 yo and my BP has steadily increased over the years I am confused about taking any BP medication as I want to know the reason before I take more medication .
When I take my BP in the morning before my levethyroxine its normal 130 /84 then after taken meds it's high 184/ 100 ??
Very confused !

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Cruz Says:

Yes it does make your pressure go up.
Yes it makes you pee alot
Yes it keeps you awake
Yes do not eat fast food or coffee with this pill.

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Shirley Says:

my legs are so swollen and sore, I can hardly walk. I was wondering if it was the salt in the pill,levothyroxine sodium, 25mg.

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Alison Says:

Hi is alvis brand of levothyroxine
Gluten free ??? I have an intolerance to to it and i would really like to know
Thank you

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