Levothyroxine trade name

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I started on the generic form of synthroid about6 months ago and had negative side effects from it..(heart palps. everyday) My medication was changed to brand name synthroid and it does seem to make some difference. I still do get palps but not as intense or as often. i'm hoping once my medication is finally regulated that they will disappear for good. I was also told by my Dr. that the compounds are slightly different between generic and brand.
My pharm told me there is a difference between levo and syn. He said that a trade name drug (synthroid) never changes its formula. However, a generic formula can change--anything from fillers or other elements in the med. This can impact your reaction to the drug.
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. However, when changing, its best to give it time to work and make sure test are done because levels might change. Once you are regulated on the new med.
gjgj, I'm *NOT* a Doctor, however have suffered from Thyroid problems fr years. I'd find another Endo, to get a 2nd opinion. My first Endo did the *EXACT* same thing (took a wait and see approach)---made me uncomfortable since I was "presenting" with symptoms----what you explain, you are "Presenting with Symptoms". Ironically, how I found my Doctor. I asked my Pharmacist who they see a lot from. (medications, etc.).
Levothyroxine 67.5 mgs., Atenolol 50mgs, Lunesta 2mgs, Tramadol 50mgs., Low Dose Estrogen and 81 mgs. ASA. June 2010, to Primary M.D. with devastating fatigue and SOB (had been walking 20 mis. week). Holter monitor showed elev. HR of 130 at night/50's during day. Sleep center ruled out sleep apnea, PVC's noted on study, some triplets and up to 18 in a row. Rx'd Atenolol 15 mgs. and Lunesta (sleep deprivation noted on sleep study, though I am in bed 10 hrs at a stretch, then napping).
Your labs (FT3 ad FT4) indicate that you are clearly under medicated and the fact that your are adjusting your doses "at will" is keeping you ill. I think you need to look for another source for your tremors. To my knowledge, Synthroid has not changed companies; Synthroid (brand name) is manufactured by Abbot Laboratories.
PCP put me on 88mcg T4 (levothyroxine). This immediately increased both frequency and duration of tachycardia. I slowly decreased the dose to 25mcg, but still was bothered by frequent tachycardia. My electrophysiologist started me on 25mg atenolol (beta blocker). This eliminated the tachycardia at 25mcg of T4. All my symptoms of hypothyroidism had gone at 25mcg (and have never returned), but my labs were not "right".
Not to sound like a broken record, but do you have any idea what your hormone levels are right now? Does it take Armour weeks to clear out of your system like levothyroxine does? I ask, because I have no idea. Normally I would be shouting NO and giving you the doctor lecture, but I think your question is valid and worth exploring. I know you are desperate for sleep, and sometimes sleep may be more important than taking thyroid meds.
However, there may be special reasons to prescribe these drugs in certain circumstances and the patient should discuss that reason with their physicians.
I also previously had thyroid cancer that was removed and I take 100 mcg levothyroxine. My question is.. What could be going on with me heart? I do have some gastro problems that affect my heart when I have a bm. I have so many health issues at the moment anyway that I dont want to add another one. Oh My Dr also just informed me that my auto immune panel came back with pos for HLA-B27 and sed rate was 23. Rheumatoid factor was neg and c protein was normal and ana was normal.
Most doctors have the Synthroid rep stopping once a month to drop off free samples and note pads and pens. Levothyroxine products are familiar to the doctors because that is what they focus on in college and in daily practice. Armour is very different in how it is managed, because when you are taking Armour, the protocol for reaching a desired dosage is different, and all your blood tests will look different. So the doctor has to learn how to use the drug to help the patient.
of levothyroxine (I take a brand name, not a generic, but levothyroxine is the catch-all term for the medication that is chemically identical to the hormone your thyroid gland produces). My endocrinologist and I termed my initial 12.5 mcg. dose a "sissy dose." He said it was too weak to make me feel better, but at least it would show us whether the medication would worsen my paradoxical symptoms.
Your welcome, also I have been on the generic levothyroxine and I am switching to name brand because she said it is true the generic is less effective for some people.
Am a chain-chewer of Nicorette (go thru ~25 pieces a day). Not a drinker. Hypothryoid and on levothyroxine. Anyone with similar results or background? Thoughts around testing now or later?
with US uncovering multinodular goiter. ENT ultimately referred me to endo, who changed my med. I'm now taking generic levothyroxine and he added 10 mcg cytomel daily. I also have pernicious anemia so as long as I get my B12 shot every 2 weeks and take my thyroid meds, I'm feeling better than I have for years, in spite of still struggling with the weight issues.
Hence, hypothyroid patients are at high risk of cardiovascular diseases laboratory finding, particularly in the early detection of thyroid dysfunction [4].Levothyroxine replacement therapy significantly improved the lipid profile in hypothyroid patients laboratory finding, particularly in the early detection of thyroid dysfunction [5] indicating the possible relation between thyroid hormones and lipid levels in the blood of hypothyroid patients.
We need another family vehicle urgently, it's hard because of my medical bills. Probably do a trade in or something. I hope I qualify on my husbands insurance I've heard it's accepted very well and even covers massages (never had one). I know it's not fun hearing the "C" word. The horrible thing is it seems to be able to get any part of the body! and anyone. I'm going to look into the site you provided and do the search on Paget's disease.
The nonspecific nature of the name CFIDS is appropriate because while there are many symptoms, disabling fatigue and exhaustion are the most prominent and consistent. The rest have either headaches, muscle pain, joint pain, visual disturbances, emotional changes, memory loss, confusion, lymph node pain, or abdominal pain as the most severe symptom. http://www.meactionuk.org.uk/Dr_David_Bells_Symptom_List.
My best to the folks in Frostbite Falls! I have real lab tests, ordered by a real doctor, who says my 5.5 TSH is outside the normal range. And you are right, he will not recommend any OTC product for hypothyroid. In fact, he will not prescribe desiccated thyroid under any circumstances: "It's too third-world".
If the supplements dont work, you might want to try a bio-identical adrenal hormone like cortef...i think is the name. Anyway bio identical would be the strongest thing to get those puppies working! Some people the overcounter stuff just isn't strong enough. Anyway....we are rooting for you!
Sorry RedHead - I've corrected your name!!!!
If not a name for this or a reason as to why I have it then at least some kind of treatment that will make my sleep somewhat tolerable.
To dabby, I will email my friend today and find out the name of the shot she takes. I'm finding that these pills are kinda controlling alot in my life. When i want to make plans to go out of town i first have to make sure i'm going to have enough pills while gone, so i don't have to worry about going through withdrawal symptoms.So alot of what i want to do is controlled by getting enough of these damm pills. I am to embarrased to tell anyone what a mess i have got myself into.
Whether it's from the pills or the reduction of insulin into my body --- I like it. I wouldn't trade it for anything. I'm looking good sista'!!!!
FINALLY a name for this. PHANTOSMIA. I found some links regarding this when I did a search for olfactory damage since I had a cat-scan done and the ENT specialist said that although the scan did not show anything - that it sounded like my past illness had caused some olfactory nerve damage. There also has been some mention of possible damage being caused by certain medications.
I happened to talk to a friend on Thursday who had seen a naturopathic Dr who helped her with a problem that she had. Thanks for the suggestion! I got the Dr's name and will definitely book and appointment.
and the doctor prescribed me antibiotic I don't know exactly the name of the drug ,it was to avoid infection. after few days i felt the stone flowing out with my urine and i felt no trouble after that. a month after I developed mouth odor, smells like garlic. My best friend also aquire that thing..then several months later it got worst, bad breath came in.I thought tooth decay was the cause, so me and my best friend went to the clinic to pull those things out.
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