Remember: You are not a lab value! If your doctor says your TSH levels are fine, but you experience uncomfortable symptoms, you need to get help solving the problem. Through patience, evaluation, and blood work, it may take months for you to finetune your treatment to safely resolve symptoms.
It must be converted in the body to T3 to be usable. T3 is the active hormone that delivers oxygen and energy to cells, tissues, organs and glands. Levothyroxine is given as a treatment for hypothyroidism, when the thyroid gland is not producing enough thyroid hormone to maintain your body's needs.
That means identifying the thyroid hormone replacement medication that works best with your unique physiology. Take your medication correctly : Thyroid medication must be taken correctly. Thyroid medication should be taken on an empty stomach, either first thing in the morning, or last thing at night.
Posted: by NoGens2011 Topics: synthroid Details: Due to a change in my medical provider I am required to use a mail order script supplier. I was totally stunned when I received my first scripts from the company and found out they had switched my Synthroid to L-Thyroxine without discussing it with me.
Don't my feelings count? L-Thyroxine is just another generic version of levothyroxine. The new brand should work the same as Synthroid. You must have started taking it already. hope it is all going okay.
Hypothyroidism is usually a lifelong condition that requires you to remain on thyroid medication - which can include levothyroxine, synthetic T3 (liothyronine) - or natural desiccated thyroid drugs like Nature-Throid and Armour - to ensure optimum health.
Different brands also have different potencies, ranging from 95 to 105 percent of the stated dosage, a variation that is approved by the FDA. But this means that even on the same dosage, one generic's potency can vary significantly from another company's generic levothyroxine.
Physicians often do not recommend use of generic levothyroxine, preferring to prescribe brand names. The primary difference between levothyroxine brands is that each brand has different fillers and binders, and some patients may have allergies to some brands, or pill dosage sizes, versus others.
The 50 mcg size pills are more likely to be hypoallergenic and dye-free for most manufacturers. A brand name hypoallergenic, liquid capsule form of levothyroxine called. Tirosint is also available. About Hypothyroidism If you are new to thyroid disorders, hypothyroidism is a common condition suffered by more women than men, in which the thyroid gland.