Levothyroxine ingredients

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Avatar f tn Just started taking 25mcg of levothyroxine and immediately started to have diarrhea, I have read that this is a side effect, but will this go away? I'm on my third day and want to stop taking the meds. Do I call my doctor and ask for a different rx or keep taking the levo and see if the diarrhea stops?
Avatar n tn Several months back they increased my dosage for the first time and when I got it filled I was given Levothyroxine. I don't know what the difference is and didn't think anything of it till my hair started coming out. My doc wasn't sure if it was the increase in the meds that caused the hair loss or the change from Levoxyl to Levothyroxine, but my hair is still falling out and I had the whole thyroid removed on Dec. 21st and take NO meds right now.
Avatar m tn The doctor put me on Levothyroxine, and now after 3 and a half months, I have indigestion approximately 3 times a week, bloated stomach, and balance problems. Why should I take this medication when before I started taking it, I had no symtoms? Can I stop taking this medication? I'm thinking that perhaps I was born with this thyroid problem, and it was not a problem until I started taking the medication.
8170270 tn?1413848935 Another option is to switch to a T4 medication called Tirosint, which is a gel cap. It has only 4 ingredients (levothyroxine, water, glycerin, gelatin), so is virtually, hypo-allergenic. I was on it for 5 years and the only drawback is the price and the fact that it's not covered by most insurance. Check that with your pharmacy and insurance company.
Avatar f tn My internist did not measure anything else, and I'm waiting to get in to see the endo (no openings til March). My internist put me on 75 mcg of levothyroxine generic three days ago. How long before symptoms should start to subside? Has anyone had good luck on levothyroxine? My mother has taken Synthroid namebrand for twenty years with mostly good luck.
Avatar f tn we have a new medication called Tirosint, which is a gelcap and the only ingredients are the levothyroxine, water and glycerin. You might see if there's anything similar in UK. Also, we've had many members who have been unable to get proper testing/treatment in UK, because of the rigid NHS guidelines. Some have had to go private to get well.
Avatar m tn Can any member in this forum tell me what is the difference between thyroxine & levothyroxine. I know that they are mirror image. I want to know could be their any problem if a person who is using thyroxine sodium for treatment change to other one or from levothyroxine to thyroxine is changed, Could both of them any significant role in replacement. It may alter treatment process.
Avatar m tn I'm currently on Levothyroxine and am wondering if synthroid is a better alternate.. Has anyone found out that synthroid was better than levothyroxine? Synthroid is more expensive so I really need to know whether it is right choice.. The only side-effects I am getting are occasional light headness and dizziness, which may or not be due to the thyroid meds....
Avatar f tn Hi :) I just started Levothyroxine 50 micrograms yesterday so I've had it twice now. I feel extremely tired...more than before. I've also felt cold off and on and kind of flushed. I was having flushing before but not feeling very cold. The med was called in for me when labs showed high tsh. She just said it was over 5, she didn't tell me the actual level. I wish I would have asked more questions. I follow up in 6 weeks. Are these normal side effects as my body adjusts to the med?
Avatar n tn My wife was recently diagnosed with a Thyroid condition with extremely high T5 levels. The doctor prescribed a 75 mcg Levothyroxine, which she is taking every morning on empty stomach for about one month now. She recently visited my family in India, and decided to get a second medical opinion from a local thyroid and obesity specialist doctor.
Avatar n tn Can levothyroxine cause my skin to burn?
Avatar n tn My question concerns Synthroid. On Dec 04, 2006 at 12:00AM, Mark Lupo, M.D. said in answer to a question: "Levoxyl is another brand -- there is no advantage to Synthroid. Protecting the brand has advantages over generic regarding consistency of levels. the generic is levothyroxine". Huh? What on earth does that answer mean? "Protecting"? "consistency of levels?
1107393 tn?1263421338 Thyroid treatments may seem similar, but slight differences in the active or inactive ingredients for generic levothyroxine drugs can result in dramatic changes to hormone levels, from 25 percent too much thyroid hormone to 20 percent too little, the physician groups said. When changes are made to patients' thyroid hormone regulation, they sometimes suffer a severe recurrence of their symptoms.
Avatar f tn I have heard from several medical friends that this is no so. My Levothyroxine seems to not be making a difference.
Avatar f tn Hi. I just started taking levothyroxine 50mcg on Saturday. Since Saturday afternoon I have had a headache and feel dizzy. Being new to this I am wondering if this is normal? Does my body just need time to get used to the medicine or is it possible my dosage is too high? Some background info: I've had my levels checked every couple of months since last April by my pcp. I just went to an endo on Friday and this is my most recent lab results.
Avatar f tn I've taken Levoxyl, Levothyroxine and Synthroid. Didn't notice a difference. But then, that was back when I was taking the meds for hypo and I didn't have the faintest idea what "Hypo" was. Had no clue about symptoms therefore I didn't have any. Ignorance was bliss.
Avatar m tn I started out on 25mcg Levothyroxine. Felt great about the 2nd month in, after the 3rd mo, I started feeling as exhausted as before. Had blood work done again and the Endo doc said my #was still a little lower than she'd like, so she put me on 50mcg Levo. I feel no better whatsoever. Pathetically drained, no energy, always tired, and NOW I am experiencing large amounts of hair being shedded in the shower especially. It is disturbing how much is lost in the shower.
Avatar f tn Has anyone had high blood pressure while taking Synthroid and Levothyroxine? I am hypo and I was given .50 Levothyroxine and I started filling shaky and light headed, I had trouble breathing and felt pressure in my chest, stomach cramps, headaches, and high blood pressure so my doctor told me to stop taking them and referred me to an endo who put me on .
Avatar n tn I have been on my Levothyroxine for 3 weeks. The first week, I felt a bit crazy, jittery when I tried to lay down to sleep and so on. Now I am very tired, I wasn't even tired before I knew I had a thyroid issue and was put on the stuff. I just don't understand why I feel worse taking something rather than feel better than what I thought of as I was feeling just fine before. And I have a strange lingering after taste in my mouth all day?
Avatar n tn what is the difference between levothyroxine and thyroxine if they both are the same dosage.
7991152 tn?1396065410 I have been on thyroid hormone for 45 yrs. I switched to a generic; levoxyl once for about 2 yrs and never want to do that again. I didn't attribute it to the switch because me loosing my mind didn't happen immediately. I couldn't understand what was wrong, I felt like my mind was not there, not me, crazy. Then read in a pill book that levoxyl had difference dosages of ingredients then Synthroid did. I remember there being significant differences.
Avatar f tn So for two years endured only TSH tests and minimum Levothyroxine while undergoing chemo, radiation and later, pelvic floor reconstruction. Now I have a doctor who is willing to let me switch back to Naturethroid but is not familiar with it and only does Free T3 and Free T4, along with TSH. I am sluggish, have patches of dry skin, itchy scalp, often depressed, cold, emotionally drained, and feel I just can't do 'it' anymore.
Avatar n tn I am 38 years old and have been taking levothyroxine for about 6 years. Developed hypothyroidism after the birth of my last child at age 32. I was up to 175 mcg. About an hour after I was taking it I felt awful. Kind of lethargic, I have episodes when I feel like I'm going to faint, I feel mean and tired, I just really don't feel like myself. I quit taking it for 2 months just to see if the symptoms went away, and they did but I was totally exhausted and my TSH went from 3.5 to 38 (yikes).
Avatar n tn I tried to start taking 50mcg of Levothyroxine (generic), BUT I had to stop the med. after 5 days due to an unpleasant adverse reaction. Each day shortly after taking the pill I would feel drugged/intoxicated or unpleasantly high (as if on speed), this was followed by nausea, a headache, a warm or burning sensation all over my skin, and diarrhea. Each time these symptoms stopped about four hours after they began.
Avatar f tn Hi I take two different dosages of levothyroxine pills together (50mcg + 25mcg) to get the required dose i need (75mcg). Recently however when i went to the chemist the 50mcg was made by a different lab and had slightly different inactive ingredients (probably what is used to coat the tablets). My headaches that had improved are now returning quite severely after being on the new 50mcg levothyroxine pills with my normal 25mcg ones for 4/5 weeks.
Avatar f tn Recently told to take Levothyroxine. Started yesterday morning at 7 am. At noon I started crying for no reason and felt depressed for over an hour. I wasn't depressed before this nor have I been depressed for many years. Today took pill at 7 am and around the same time, started crying again and depressed. It lasted about 2 hrs. Is this a side effect? I called my Dr and her nurse said she had never heard anything like this and would run it by my Dr and see what she thinks.
209384 tn?1231171906 There's nothing about the ADs causing thyroid problems. It says that Levothyroxine--only one listed--is not suppose to be taken with AD's. I'm on big time amount of Celexa for my depression and also anxiety, but it states that the levo can make the anxiety worse if taken with AD's. Have done a lot of research into this. The entire lithium/thyroid med issue is a real mess when you read it. Lithium destroys thyroid tissue, but they don't want you taking the 2 together. HUH? Crazy.
Avatar n tn 2mIU/L!). He was started on 25mcg Levothyroxine, and we were told to jump the dose up to 50mcg 2 weeks after that. Then he would have a blood test to check his thyroid function at around 1 month after starting Levo (2 weeks after the higher dose) to check whether or not to increase it again. The TSH was 2.8mIU/L (I think) and I was told it was well within the normal range, and so was his Free T4 (I can't remember the number but it was also well within the middle of the normal range).
Avatar n tn As I mentioned in another post I have been on synthroid for couple of years and and the past 2 years on levothyroxine at 125mg. Over these years I have had no good results from them as far as eliminating ANY of the problems associated with my thyroid. My TSH on 3/05/07 was 8.27. Doc said my T4 & T3 levels were within normal Range and to come back in 3 months.
Avatar n tn I have been taking levothyroxine ever since. What would happen to me if I just quit taking the medicine all together? I hate taking a pill everyday and sometimes to get refills for up to a week. Just curious......