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 Synthroid Levothyroxine

Levothyroxine, also known as L-thyroxine, is a manufactured form of the thyroid hormone thyroxine (T4).[1][4] It is used to treat thyroid hormone deficiency, including the severe form known as myxedema coma.[1] It may also be used to treat and prevent certain types of thyroid tumors.[1] It is not indicated for weight loss.[1] Levothyroxine is taken by mouth or given by injection into a vein.[1] Max...
Synthroid 5 Mg

Synthroid 5 mg, when is the best time to take this pill? ## Synthroid contains the active ingredient Levothyroxine and for best effectiveness, it is usually supposed to be taken in the morning, one to 2 hours, before eating or drinking anything other than water. Side effects may include: nausea, dizziness, headache and weight changes. Learn more: What instructions did your doctor or pharmacist provide? ## since it comes in micrograms, I suggest never...your hair will fall out and your mouth and lips will go numb! If you take it, take it with nothing, no calcium!!! Ask the Doctor to clarify the drug order!!! I as a nurse would and usually do when I see a goof up! ## My PCP has me back on synthroid (.05MG) from previously taking (.025MG). I have been off of it for about 4-5 months because... ...

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synthroid 0.25mg

peach hourglass shape ## Home You and Your Thyroid Managing Your Hypothyroidism You and Your Synthroid Patient Resource Center Frequently Asked Questions Site Map Indication and Important Safety Prescribing Information Welcome to Synthroid Patient Web site! Perhaps you’re one of the millions1 of patients who were prescribed Synthroid to treat your hypothyroidism – a condition where your body’s thyroid gland does not produce enough thyroid hormone. Fortunately, your doctor has identified the symptoms, performed the necessary tests to confirm a diagnosis of hypothyroidism, and most likely prescribed Synthroid to replace or supplement the thyroid hormone in your body. Synthroid offers safe and effective treatment to patients like you every day. Your thyroid medication is ... ...

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levoxyl to synthroid

was on levoxyl 18 years, got put on leothyrovxine, side effects after 2weeks, heart palpitations, changed to synthyroid 2 days ago ,still some heart palp, levels normal, any one similar experience, hoping synthyroid will help only taking brand name dr said maybe I cant take gemeric ## Hi, Mary! Are you feeling any better? Some people do have problems with the generics and can't take them. Learn more Synthroid details here. Has your doctor written your prescription to designate that you must have the brand name? ## I was on the levoxyl for twenty years and am a diabetic with cancer that has been in remission. I cannot take the Synthroid. Afterck doing much research through other blogs I am currently taking the Sandoz levothyroxine. Hope Pfizer quickens the process of reformulating. A... ...

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Synthroid side effect

I started taking Synthroid 75 mg just about a week ago. Since I started taking it, I notice that the skin on my neck has become bumpy and almost scaly. Its not flaky but its rough. It isn't itching or anything but I have never had skin on my neck like this. Should I be concerned? Is this an allergic reaction? Im not sure what I should do about it. ## Hi Kristin, Do you think it may be due to some sort of sensitivity to heat (similar to heat hives)? Just wondering because that is actually listed as a side effect of this medication. Ref: It also mentions that you should tell your doctor if any of these symptoms are severe or do not go away. So that may have to be your next step if it's remains a deep concern. I hope t... ...

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Synthroid sweet taste

Idk where to start and after taking my morning synthroid 0.075mcg it's so sweet. I get my prescription filled via mail-order at OptumRX. I have been using them for a year and a half since I changed insurance. This is when I started noticing the sweet taste. I'm thinking they are sugar pills or placebos. My weight just keeps slowing going up up up! And I CAN'T get it off. I am Diabetic with HBP and I have tried to get my dr to increase my synthroid but she won't. So this morning (which I know was wrong) I ended up taking a total of 4. I'm telling you it's some form of sugar! I see this same question over and over but it's like the question is NOT properly answered! What's going on with our meds? The pharmaceutical companies already make a killing on prices... ...

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Synthroid side effects

Is itching a side effect of taking Synthroid? My number is 9 (normal range .40 - 5.50) How much should I be taking? Thank You ## I just got put on Synthroid. Are there any possible side effects with my Thyroid? I am on 25 mcg. ## Yes, that can be a side effect, along with nausea, dizziness, headache, weight changes, and mood changes. You should take the dosage that has been prescribed for you. Are there any other questions? ...

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Synthroid And Cardispan

I take .25 very low dose of synthroid. I took 3 cardispan and have been losing weight. Is this good or bad? When taken both, what does it do to the body? ## Cardispan contains the active ingredient Levocarnitine to boost metabolism, there are not interactions listed between using it with the Levothyroxine in the Synthroid, but you should check with your doctor to be certain. Using the Cardispan this way is actually not approved in the U.S., so there may be some problems that are not listed in the regular medication databases. Is there anything else I can help with? ...

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I would like to know the difference between mcg and mg. I am taking 88mcg's a day and now have a prescription for 0.05 mg's a day. How to convert the 88mcg to 0.05 mg is the information I am looking for. Thank you. ## I have had heartburn since I have been taking Levothroxine. Is this normal? WIll it go away? I chew minty gum a lot which helps. ## It is not listed in the side-effects, though all drugs can do different things to different people. I would recommend speaking to your doctor about so you can rule out other causes or problems. ## how long do i have to wait to eat after taking thyroxine / I have two different times. 30 &60 min. which is the best? ## To answer the original question about mcg (micrograms) versus mg (milligrams) There are 1,000 mcg in 1 mg 88 mcg = 0.... ...

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Should I quit taking the levothyroxin because of heart palptations, and waking up thinking I dying. ## Have you consulted your doctor? It is difficult to know whether or not it is the medication that is causing these symptoms, there are many other things that could cause them, as well. Only your doctor will be able to help you discover what's causing the problem and arrive at a proper solution or treatment plan. ...

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Switched from Synthroid

Is anyone had allergic reactions to Levothyroxine? My neck is on fire and itching and the only change has been from Synthroid .75 to Levothyroxine .88. Last test showed 8.2 level after being on .75 for 6+ years. ## It's possible to have an allergic reaction to anything you take, but isn't necessarily dependent on whether or not it has happened to anyone else. Learn more Levothyroxine details here. However, since it's involving your neck, there is a chance that it may worsen and if it spreads internally, it could obstruct your breathing. Thus, you need to contact your doctor to discuss the problem. How are you feeling today? ...

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Joint pain and synthroid?

I have been taking synthroid 75mcg for the past 14 years.Recently had blood work and the Dr. wanted to lower my dose.I still haven't change the dose due to more important family situations, Was wondering if anyone had experienced joint pain especially in their fingers and toes? Thought maybe it is due to too much synthroid in my system, Trying to get in touch with my Dr. Will lower the dosage as she advised.Thanks! ## I use to hurt unbearably until my neuorologist gave me oxycotin 40mg. 3x a day with 15 mg. of morphine as a break through 3x a day prn.. there is no more pain! Some days I forget to take any of it, and I still have enough in my system that missing a day goes unnoticed. You propably wonder if i am hooked after 7 years . No. I am not hooked, but I am sure If I came off I... ...

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Synthroid (Levothyroxine)

I'm taking 137 mgs right now but when my thyroid was down the Dr. gave me a different mg level, but I can't remember if this is what it was, but it sure gave me energy and I lost weight, but then he changed it and said that I'm where I should be and if I continued it I would get osteoarthritis as the dr said that I'm right on the borderline. I wish I could remember the mgs, because I felt so good and didn't have any problems on that mg level and I ask him if I could go back on it and he said no. Thank You Linda ## Well, there is, of course, no way for us to know for sure, what that dosage was, but I am betting you just hit a dosage that worked better for you than your current one. Whether it was a higher or lower dosage, our bodies do sometimes do better with a certa... ...

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Levothyroxine Synthroid

This drug has cauued me many of problems I have been put on different mg. several times and it does the same thing after a long period of time on this drug you develope several different things to your body like hair loss,headaches,dizzy,slured speach,puffy eyes,sleep disorders,Equilibrium loss,change of mind from always being tired out and sleeping to many hours this medication has done more harm to me than any good ## I take levothyroxine synthroid as well. I have had many of the side effects mentioned by others, which are also characteristic of hypothyroidism. Now, my pituitary gland (TSH level .006) has almost shut down. My doctor lowered my dosage of thyroid med but still is too low. I am going through more blood tests to determine how my pituitary gland is working overall. My T3 a... ...

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I have celiac disease and my endo doc recently switched me from Levoxyl to Synthroid. I have read that Synthroid is not guaranteed to be gluten free. Anyone have the answer? ## They both contain the active ingredient Levothyroxine, so you really haven't been switched from one medication to another, your doctor just used a different name brand for it. As to whether or not it is gluten free, that's going to depend on which one you receive from your pharmacy. Do you know if they usually give you the name brand or a generic? Learn more Synthroid details here. ...

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Synthroid and Venlaflaxine

Does anyone have any experience taking 50mg Synthroid and 300mg Venlaflaxine? ## Hello, Tina! How are you? I've not taken them, but I did check for any interactions or problems and it seems there are none listed, though it's always best to double check such information to be sure. Have they both been prescribed for you? The FDA lists the typical side effects of Synthroid as possibly including nausea, dizziness, headache, hair loss and weight changes. Venlafaxine is an SNRI antidepressant and its typical side effects may possibly include nausea, dizziness, headache and dry mouth. Can anyone that's been on them chime in? ...

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Is Synthroid ever short-term?

I am about to start on Synthroid, and was wondering if anyone ever went off it once they went on -- would your symptoms be the same as they were before, just not better as they (hopefully) were on Synthroid? I'm leery of having to be on medication for the rest of my life ... wondering if it's worth it to just put up with the symptoms unless they get intolerable. ## My wife was on Synthroid for 6 years. We were frustrated with the lack of improvement of hypothyroid symptoms. We did not like the side effects like heart palpitations. We tried Armour and now Nature Thyroid and have seen a reduction in hypothyroid symptoms. Synthroid is not an exact match to thyroid hormone and will not help people who have conditions that inhibit the bodies ability to convert T4 to T3 the active ver... ...

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Synthroid and essential oils

I need to know if essential oils will harm my tsh levels. Finally acceptable after thyroid removal in 2008 (cancerous). I have trouble sleeping and a friend suggested them. ## Hello, Robdel! How are you? I'm sorry, but no evaluations have been done to check essential oils to see if they do. I'd assume they most likely don't, because you don't really absorb much of the oils, at all, but you may want to double check with your doctor to be sure. Does anyone else know more? ...

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SYNTHROID.... 3 YEARS POST NON CANCEROUS TOTAL THYROIDECTOMY 290 LB 74 YEAR OLD MALE SYNTHROID DOSE SHOULD BE ## Hello, Ralph! How are you? There is no specific dose that can be recommended. It depends on your body and how it's responding to the medication. Your dose may vary regularly. The FDA lists the typical side effects of this medication as possibly including nausea, dizziness, headache, mood swings and weight changes. What dose are you currently taking? ## TO ANSWER YOUR QUESTION,My dose of synthroid is 200. ...

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increasing synthroid dosage

Have been taking 50 for several years--recently increased to 75--extreme fatigue--possible cause? ## According to the MayoClinic, extreme fatigue is listed as a less common but serious side effect of Synthroid (levothyroxine); in which case it recommends letting your doctor know as soon as possible. Learn More: Levothyroxine Details Has this ever happened on the 50mcg dose? ## Have been taking 50 mcg for more than 10 years--do not remember this fatigue when I began--have an appt to check thyroid level in April--should I go back sooner? Thanks! ...

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