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I've now stopped it again. I clearly have a lactose intolerance, I always use soya/rice milk. I will probably either go back to taking my Nutri Thyroid at an increased dose or try Levoxyl. Has anybody got any experience with this drug or Evotrox Liquid ?? Thanks for any help and advice you can give me. AquarianGlory This discussion is related to <a href='/posts/show/338035'>Levothyroid and mood swings</a>.
hi AR, my mum and i are both lactose intolerant and recently switched from oroxine (like synthroid - contains lactose) to levoxyl. we both feel heaps better now. my tsh is not right yet, my tsh keeps going up and i may have a parathyroid adenoma (so basically feel very bad) but my stomach feels a lot better on levoxyl (at least its one thing that isnt as bad as before). i had constipation, wind and diarrhea from the lactose and it is much better now.
The only real difference between the two brands are the fillers they use and the shape of the pill. Synthroid has lactose, Levoxyl does not. The other fillers vary as well. If the fillers in one brand do not agree with you, the other brand may be better. The strengths are identical.
Levoxyl does not contain lactose. Ask the doctor to switch you and see if you do better. Make sure to have blood work done after 6-8 weeks. I can't comment on the other things, unfortunately.
Can somebody who has been on levoxyl for a long time and had to switch to something else because of the recall and stop of production share their experience.? I tried Synthroid but it is not working for me at all: anxiety, palpitations, sleeplessness! I was fine on levoxyll! What other drug would be the closest to Levoxyl? Any experiences with Tirosint? What is the difference between Tirosint and all the other levothyroxine meds?
Levoxyl is a brand name and does not contain lactose.
So, I was having to take three 50 mcg pills a day because the 50 mcg of levoxyl is the only pill that doesn't have lactose or dyes in it. So, with all that being said, I wanted to switch to a hypoallergenic pill, Tirosint. These are my most recent test results and they reflect 150mcg levoxyl and 5 mcg of citomel twice a day: TSH: .01 (.40-4.50) [I did this on purpose by adding the T3 because being subclinical my TSH was jumping all over the place...I have it in control now ha] Free t4: 1.8 (.
I have to also add that my endo only writes perscriptions for synthroid and it was my internist that I had change me to Levoxyl. Are you lactose intolerant? Synthroid does have lactose in it.
They are both the same except in ingredients. Synthroid has lactose where Levoxyl doesn't. Two of the symptoms of Lactose intolerance/malabsorption are bloating and diarrhea. Secondary Lactose intolerance/malabsorption occurs when the small intestine decreases lactose production after an illness, surgery or injury to the small intestine, as well as from other intestinal diseases. And I would certainly conserder thyroid disease as an illness, permanent illness.
I recently switched back to synthoid 25mcg and am trying to increase to 50 mcgs. I am having severe stomach issues and the headaches are back. I decided to try levoxyl due to it doesn't have lactose as a filler. What can I take to reduce headaches, decrease hair loss and not have tighness in my chest. Help.
I am currenty on Synthroid, but I have discovered it contains Lactose, and I have been mildly lactose intolerante for years now. Most of the synthetic brands have lactose, so I think I might go to natural.
I reacted to synthroid and the generic form as well because they both contain lactose (I am lactose intolerant) and acacia. Acacia fillers in meds for people with severe allergies like myself is not a good idea. I researched all the meds and found that Levoxyl does not contain these fillers and have been switched. My advice to you is research, research and more research. Good luck!
.. Politics of doctors and pharmaceutical companies are not important right now, Your optimum health is most important and a branded generic generally costs only a little more than the "generic" generic gotten from just anywhere. I filled my Levoxyl rx in a new pharmacy on my way to work, forgot my Rx card, just paid the regular price and it was less than 20 dollars.
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? In reviewing various forums I have seen different people report different reactions to the meds; many have trouble with synthroid especially with headache and they think, more hair loss (although you did explain the hair loss to me and that makes sense) - so they have switched around.
This is mjred again and want to add something to the above statement. I just discovered that levothyroxine has lactose monohydrate in it as an inactive ingred. I'm very food sensitive to cow's mild and all related products. Now what do I do?
I have autoimmune thyroiditis (hypo) and take levoxyl. I had a full battery of testing done because I have had recurrent (over a year) oral blisters that started out fairly painless and small but have now become more painful. They range from 1-5mm in size and last up to 24 hours. They then burst and become a shallow ulcer that heals relatively quickly (especially the smaller ones).
i had to change to levoxyl 50mcg tablets because they have no colour or lactose. i feel like im getting a UTI if i eat lactose (or any dairy at all, plus some other foods - so if it is allergy it could be from anything, to find out i cut things out of my diet and see if the symptoms go away then try them again). i didnt get any of your other side effects though. but i did get really constipated from yellow colouring, and i got a rash.
It is made with different fillers than what you have been used to with the Levo. Some people do not get along with it. Lactose or something is in it. It's possible you're allergic to the inert ingredients of the Synthroid.
This pure formulation consists only of T4, glycerin, gelatin, and water. Unlike some tablet formulations, Tirosint is free of dyes, gluten, lactose, sugar, and alcohol.
Levoxyl has the less ingredients (additives) than the rest of the T4 thyroid medications, and no animal ingredients. That is why I take levoxyl. Other thyroid medications might have lactose and some even have sugar. So if you have any problems with these issues, then levoxyl would be the best to take.
I was diagnosed with Graves Disease over 10 years ago; had the radiation pill treatment and was rediagnosed as Hypothyroid. I have been on Synthroid since that time and have been followed by an Endo. She told me to not take any generic form of Synthroid as it is not the same effect. She said she had had some patients who had a bad reaction to generic form of synthroid. My pharmacy filled my Synthroid Rx with Levothyroxin but I had them change it back.
Does drinking soy milk within one hour of taking levoxyl .25 & .50 interfere with the meds effectiveness?
Synthroid uses acacia, other manufacturers may not. Have you tried Levoxyl? That doesn't use acacia or lactose. I'll be seeing my endo in July and because of the increasing cost of Tirosint, I'll be asking for Levoxyl.
My stomach reacted badly to the lactose and I was switched to Levoxyl. Being subclinical I'm not even sure I should be on this drug. So far my hair is falling out (which it never was) and in the evening and morning before I take my meds my heart is pounding and I get a horrible headache-when I take them, it goes away. Also if I don't take the meds recently my feet get ICE cold. I have not noticed any weight loss with hard core dieting and excercises.
Are you taking generic levo? My Dr. gave me an additional prescription for Name Brand Levoxyl. He told me that you don't have to wait an hour to eat when you use it. I know that they dissolve MUCH faster and tend to stick in your throat. I've even thought I swallowed it only to find it stuck inside my cheek. So maybe it would absorb better after gastric bypass? BTW my Dr. is hypo, so I think he knows from personal experience.
They are the same thing. Synthroid is a brand name of levothyroid (same as Levoxyl). You didn't post what your lab values are so I can't tell if you might be hypo or hyper, either. I have only ever been on synthroid but I know there are a number of people on this board that can't tolerate synthroid or a specific generic brand and have had to make a switch until they find one that agrees with them.
cornstarch, sugar, lactose, magnesium stearate, povidone, and talc. Levoxyl contains: Microcrystalline cellulose, croscarmellose sodium and magnesium stearate.
It would be nice if Levoxyl solved any of my complaints. But I have a feeling Levoxyl will have some of the same side effects as Synthroid. Probably not all the same things, as some people do much better on Levoxyl than on Synthroid. Doctors always seem to either perscribe generic Levothyroxine or Synthroid. Levoxyl never seems to come up. Synthroid's manufacturer must have a better PR campaign. I don't know what to think.
I have similar symptoms through being overmedicated with Levoxyl. I've been on the wrong dose for nine months (eke) and even had Thyrotoxicosis back in May as a result of being overmedicated. My dose was slightly altered then but I am still experiencing hyperthyroid symptoms. However, neither my endo or primary physician believe I'm hyperT. They insist, according to my lab results, that I should feel fine. I don't.
I did lose weight after going on thyroid hormone but still think I have to be more careful than b4 having Hashimotos about gaining so I'm very careful to eat healthy - Ive developed lactose intolerance to milk - other dairy okay - also I eat almost no wheat/gluten - some people get problems with allergic type problems when they develop immune problems and some dont - I drink soymilk everyday in morn coffee but not many hours b4 I take my Levoxyl - I lived in Hawaii - asian folks have very little
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