Is levothyroxine the same as Levo T?
Levo-T (levothyroxine sodium) a replacement for a hormone that is normally produced by your thyroid gland used to treat hypothyroidism (low thyroid hormone).
Is Euthyrox the same as Levothyrox?
Synthroid (levothyroxine sodium) and Euthyrox (levothyroxine sodium) are synthetic compounds identical to T4 (levothyroxine) produced by the human thyroid gland used to treat hypothyroidism (low thyroid hormone). Synthroid is also used for pituitary TSH suppression.
What are the adverse effects of levothyroxine?
Levothyroxine may cause side effects. Tell your doctor if any of these symptoms are severe or do not go away:
- weight gain or loss.
- changes in appetite.
- changes in menstrual cycle.
- sensitivity to heat.
Why should you not stop taking levothyroxine?
Recap. Skipping or stopping your antithyroid medication or thyroid hormone replacement will lead to undesirable and possibly dangerous effects. Not taking your medication also increases your risk of fatal conditions like myxedema coma if you are hypothyroid, and thyroid storm if you are hyperthyroid.
Do you need a prescription for Levo T?
Levothyroxine is used to treat hypothyroidism, a condition where the thyroid gland does not produce enough thyroid hormone. Levothyroxine is also used to help decrease the size of enlarged thyroid glands (also called a goiter) and to treat thyroid cancer. This medicine is available only with your doctor’s prescription.
Which brand of levothyroxine is best?
The Synthroid brand of levothyroxine improved thyroid-stimulating hormone (TSH) levels by a significantly greater margin compared with generic versions of the synthetic T4 (LT4) hormones for patients with hypothyroidism.
Is there a difference between different brands of levothyroxine?
Changing to the same dose of a different brand levothyroxine was associated with abnormal TSH levels in more patients compared to those who continued on the brand Thyrax. These results suggest that switching levothyroxine brands may require a dose change in a larger number of patients.