Levothroid versus synthroid

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PRESSED POST TOO EARLY - SORRY! In fact synthetic T4 and T3 preparations such as Synthroid, levothroid, Cytomel are EXACTLY the same as what the body would make - that would seems more 'natural' to me. Recombinent DNA technology is used to produce the synthetic thyroid hormones. Basically they have inserted some human DNA containing the instructions/recipe for making the thyroid hormone into a bacteria cell.
It seems as if synthroid is more commonly prescribed to patients (beginning). Is there a reason for that? I know Unithroid, Levothroid, Levoxyl and Synthoid are some common T4s... is there a reason they seem to start with synthroid?
Yes Thy - I forgot to add that to Synthroid. Please also include Levoxyl on the Synthroid poll please.
Armour Thyroid Bio-Throid Cytomel Levothroid Levoxyl Levo-T Naturethroid Synthroid Tapazole Thyrogen Thyrolar Unithroid Westhroid Generic Name: Levothyroxine /L-thyroxine (Synthroid, Levoxyl, Unithroid, etc.) Liothyronine (Cytomel/T3) Liotrix (Thyrolar) Methimazole (Tapazole) Propylthiouracil / PTU Natural thyroid (Armour, Naturethroid, Bio-tech) Thyrotropin alfa (Thyrogen) Time-released T3, compounded It is best to stick with the same medication.
e., Synthroid, Levoxyl, Levothroid, Unithroid, Eltroxin) to bedtime, versus morning. And if you decide to change to taking your thyroid medication in the evening, be sure to have your thyroid levels evaluated -- six to eight weeks is a reasonable timeframe -- after you’ve made the switch. The blood test results, along with any improvements or worsening of symptoms, will help you and your doctor to determine if you need to adjust the dosage or timing of your medication.
e., Synthroid, Levoxyl, Levothroid, Unithroid, Eltroxin) to bedtime, versus morning. And if you decide to change to taking your thyroid medication in the evening, be sure to have your thyroid levels evaluated -- six to eight weeks is a reasonable timeframe -- after you’ve made the switch. The blood test results, along with any improvements or worsening of symptoms, will help you and your doctor to determine if you need to adjust the dosage or timing of your medication.
My blood test came back with a reading of 13.8 for my TSH and 1.3 for my free T4. I do take 100 mcg of Levothroid, but I can't see that it does anything for me. I have been back to my doctor twice since I started taking the Levothroid about 18 months ago and he said nothing needed to be adjusted. I belong to a health plan that offers only Kaiser (California resident) and it seems to be the pits as far as health insurance. I am grossly overweight, I feel horrible.
Whether on Levothroid, Levoxyl, Synthroid , Euthroid, Thyrolar, Armour - Westroid Cytomel and on and on through out the world Find what works best for you.
You may want to talk to your practitioner about changing the time you take your levothyroxine (i.e., Synthroid, Levoxyl, Levothroid, Unithroid, Eltroxin) to bedtime, versus morning. And if you decide to change to taking your thyroid medication in the evening, be sure to have your thyroid levels evaluated -- six to eight weeks is a reasonable timeframe -- after you’ve made the switch.
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