What are the side affects from Levoxyl?
I have just been diagnosed with a underactive thyroid disease. I am aslo anemic, I am a 23/f and weigh 97 pounds. Do you think I will lose any weight from having to take this medication?I only have to take 50 mcg instead of the hole 100 mcg because taking the hole pill would be too much for my body. I do have to...
Asked by Erick Applegarth 1 month ago.
I have just been diagnosed with a underactive thyroid disease. I am aslo anemic, I am a 23/f and weigh 97 pounds. Do you think I will lose any weight from having to take this medication?I only have to take 50 mcg instead of the hole 100 mcg because taking the hole pill would be too much for my body. I do have to take this medication the rest of my life!Please if anyone knows what the side affects are let me know because my doctor gave me samples for 3 months, and when I got home the paper to the medicine wasn't in there, and it is 5:30 and it's too late to call the doctor. Thanks. Answered by Meda Ikner 1 month ago.
Levoxyl is a synthetic form of a thyroid hormone. The drug should be taken on an empty stomach, either 1 hour before breakfast in the morning, or 3 hours after your last meal. Hypothyroidism (underactive thyroid) may be related to your anemia. Here are some instruction for the medication How should I take levothyroxine? Take this medication exactly as directed by your doctor. If you do not understand these directions, ask your doctor, nurse, or pharmacist to explain them to you. Take each dose with a full glass (8 ounces) of water. Take this medication at the same time each day whenever possible. Thyroid hormone is usually taken in the morning to prevent insomnia at night. Follow your doctor's instructions. It is important to take levothyroxine regularly to get the most benefit. Do not stop taking this medication without talking to your doctor. It is important to take this medication to replace the thyroid hormone that the body is not producing. Even if you feel well, you may still need to take this medicine every day. Do not change brands or change to a generic levothyroxine drug product without first talking to your doctor. Some levothyroxine products may not be interchangeable. Your doctor may want you to have blood tests or other medical evaluations during treatment with levothyroxine to monitor progress and side effects. Store levothyroxine at room temperature away from moisture and heat. Symptoms of a levothyroxine overdose may include chest pain, nervousness, trouble sleeping, tremor, rapid heartbeat, nausea, headache, fever, sweating, shortness of breath, heat intolerance, irregular menses, increased appetite, decreased weight, diarrhea, and abdominal pain. Besides an overdose the only other side effects would be allergic reactions. You may wish to see and endocrinologist, a specialist who deals with metabolism. For some reason giving you samples for 3 months and having you split pills doesn't sit well with me. I feel he should have written you a prescription and planned on seeing you within 6 weeks to see your progress. I had my thyroid removed after thyroid cancer, and have been on thyroid medication ever since. Just a response to the person who mentioned armor thyroid, it is a natural thyroid medication taken from pig's thyroid and some people feel much better on it than just taking what your doctor gave you. For many people it makes no difference. Answered by Iris Hamed 1 month ago.
I have been on this for over ten years, and unfortunately I have to take it for the rest of my life, too. My dose is much higher (225 mcg.), but I have never had any problems. See the answer above for side effects. I think you will feel better once you have been taking it for a while, as your thyroid levels will be normal. I was always sluggish before I started taking it, and now I'm OK. Some people do lose a little weight from taking this drug, too. Answered by Granville Elia 1 month ago.
Levoxyl is a synthetic T4 only drug. Long term effects can include hair loss, brain fog, cholesterol problems, there are many, many more. A better drug would be Armour Thyroid - this is a natural dessicated porcine medication that has been in use for over 100 yrs with no side effects. The T4 only meds have only been on the market since the 1970's. Please look up the medication online and read the information for the side effects. Good Luck! Answered by Dodie Holle 1 month ago.
fatigue, increased appetite, weight loss, heat intolerance, fever, excessive sweating; there is more side effects which are rare such as tremors, muscle weakness, tacycardia, palpitations this is usualy a quite safe drug and side effects dont hapopen too often Answered by Manie Segura 1 month ago.
Synthroid Vs. Levoxyl?
Im so confused! So I went in for my first follow up with my doc after being on synthroid 150 mg for 6 weeks. I feel very anxious and felt I was over medicated so ...he said he would lower the dose, which he did but he was going through the med drawer and pulled out Levoxyl 125 mg...Im scared to try a new brand. Do...
Asked by Carmine Martire 1 month ago.
Im so confused! So I went in for my first follow up with my doc after being on synthroid 150 mg for 6 weeks. I feel very anxious and felt I was over medicated so ...he said he would lower the dose, which he did but he was going through the med drawer and pulled out Levoxyl 125 mg...Im scared to try a new brand. Do you think i will feel better? Why did he switch my meds? Answered by Jacalyn Adachi 1 month ago.
Levoxyl is sometimes considered as a generic T4 medication. He probably just switched your brand because he had free samples of the Levoxyl. Usually once on a thyroid med the brand shouldn't be switced unless you are not feeling well. However, you have just recently started thyroid meds so it shouldn't make much difference. If you start feeling bad on the Levoxyl, you can always go back to the Synthroid. Remember when you test, to do so first thing in the morning. Testing in the morning is best because its when TSH is highest. Answered by Horacio Eppler 1 month ago.
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They're pretty much exactly the same. Plus why not use levothyroxine? It's cheaper and it's the same. Answered by Janita Tombrello 1 month ago.
Can levoxyl cause abnormal ekg?
Asked by Alejandrina Gervasio 1 month ago.
frustrated_yahoo_user, Levoxyl is the trademark for a drug preparation of thyroxine. This synthetic form of thyroxine replaces endogenous thyroxine, increasing thyroid hormone levels. Thyroid hormones help regulate cell growth and differentiation and increase metabolism of lipids, protein, and carbohydrates. Levoxyl treats hypothyroidism (low thyroid hormone). It is also used to treat or prevent goitre (enlarged thyroid gland), which can be caused by hormone imbalances, radiation treatment, surgery, or cancer. A poorly functioning thyroid, or inadequate treatment with T4-only medications like Synthroid, Levoxyl, Extroxin, etc, can be a factor in blood pressure problems. This is why your vital signs and ECG/EKG should be routinely checked. Your thyroid and liver panel tests should also be checked regularly. ALL ANSWERS SHOULD BE THOROUGHLY RESEARCHED, IN ANY FORUM AND ESPECIALLY IN THIS ONE. - MANY ANSWERS ARE FLAWED. It is extremely important to obtain an accurate diagnosis before trying to find a cure. Many diseases and conditions share common symptoms. The information provided here should not be used during any medical emergency or for the diagnosis or treatment of any medical condition. A licensed physician should be consulted for diagnosis and treatment of any and all medical conditions. Hope this helps matador 89 Answered by Mayme Whitlinger 1 month ago.
Any one taken Levoxyl?
I just found out that I have an underactive Thyroid. My doctor perscribed me Levoxyl. Has anyone taken this and does it work good? How soon should I see some changes?
Asked by Lelia Cullars 1 month ago.
Hi Angela. I was diagnosed with a thyroid problem when I was 15 and after three years of trying to stabilize the TSH (thyroid stimulating hormone) levels & not being able to shrink the nodules/goiters/cysts...they had to remove my thyroid when I was 18. Since then I have been taking Levoxyl. Levoxyl gives your body the hormone it is lacking. Typically it will take approximately 4 weeks for the medication to work into your system and make a significant effect. It is very important for you to have regular thyroid function panels done (bloodwork)...because they may need to adjust your Levoxyl dosage to what is perfect for you. Also, even when they find the right dosage and say you are regulated, make sure you have your bloodwork test done again at least twice a year. It is important because you may need an adjustment or you might not but the only way to know is to have your thyroid tested regularly. Another very important piece of information is that you should not take a multivitamin at the same time or hours within the time you took your Levoxyl. If you take your Levoxyl in the morning, take the multivitamin at night. This is because the vitamin will soak up all the hormone and it will not get absorbed into your body. This was something my first Endocrinologist (thyroid doctor) did not tell me and I only found out about 3 years later. I really hope all of this helps. This is something that can be controlled. It is a good idea for you to research Hypothyroidism and learn as much as you can. Remember to take your pill every day because you do not want to have worse problems. I hope you are doing well and that you are feeling well. Answered by Devin Matesic 1 month ago.
Does anyone take thyroid medicine (levoxyl) and does it make you nauseous ?
Asked by Brianne Threets 1 month ago.
LEVOXYL - 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 (known as goiter) and to treat thyroid cancer. Some of the side effects of taking this medication are - Nausea, Blurred or double vision, Dizziness, Extreme fatigue, Fainting,Feeling of discomfort, Nervousness, Tremors. So it must have made you nauseous. If the effect is mild just it will become alright soon. If you feel it unbearable, please consult the doctor who has prescribed you this. NB: I have not taken this medicine Levoxyl, but since I have studied this medicine I am answering you. - Answered by Cathern Kurasz 1 month ago.
If you take more levoxyl than you are prescribed will you lose or gain weight?
Asked by Sandy Dziuk 1 month ago.
Ok...levoxyl is a thyroid replacement drug, and if used correctly, will greatly improve the life of the one prescribed to take the drug. If you take more than prescribed, you're metabolism will increase, making it easier to lose weight, HOWEVER, you will also suffer from: profuse sweating inability to sleep diarrhea heart palpitations hair loss dry skin shaking hands moodiness The best thing to do, is to take the amount prescribed by the doctor, and lose weight the healthy and correct way. If your thyroid is to increase, your doc will cut back the dosage anyway, and you'll gain the weight back. Levoxyl is not a diet drug..it's to treat a chronic disease. Answered by Aldo Fegan 1 month ago.
Please don't ever take more of your prescription than you were prescribed. Drugs are formulated carefully in specific dosages and people's bodies all react differently to different drugs. **************************************... Take Levoxyl exactly as your doctor has prescribed it for you. Do not use more of the medication than recommended. Do not take Levoxyl for longer than your doctor has prescribed. Levoxyl should not be used to treat obesity or weight problems. Answered by Lavone Welton 1 month ago.
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Is 75mg levoxyl purple?
Asked by Hong Macmillen 1 month ago.
yes Levoxyl 25 mcg (orange) Levoxyl 50 mcg (white) Levoxyl 75 mcg (purple) Levoxyl 88 mcg (olive) Levoxyl 100 mcg (yellow) Levoxyl 112 mcg (rose) Levoxyl 125 mcg (brown) Levoxyl 137 mcg (dark blue) Levoxyl 150 mcg (blue) Levoxyl 175 mcg (turquoise) Levoxyl 200 mcg (pink) Levoxyl 300 mcg (green). Answered by Kaylene Seargent 1 month ago.
Call a pharmacy to be sure, thats what I would do. Answered by Yong Broxterman 1 month ago.
Time problem with levoxyl??
i have been diagnosed with hypothyroidism for a little less than two years and i have been taking levoxyl since to regulate my thyroid. it wasnt a problem for the first year,( i would wake up, take the pill, then wait an hour and then i could eat.)but last year i started middle school and i had to go to school a...
Asked by Greg Bucheli 1 month ago.
i have been diagnosed with hypothyroidism for a little less than two years and i have been taking levoxyl since to regulate my thyroid. it wasnt a problem for the first year,( i would wake up, take the pill, then wait an hour and then i could eat.) but last year i started middle school and i had to go to school a lot earlier and i didnt have time to take my meds and also eat (levoxyl users know that you have to wait an hour to eat after taking it) so then i wouldnt eat breakfast and my eating pattern got all messed up so this year i wake up, get ready, eat then leave for school and then about two hours later i take my medicine at the school clinic. i used to have a longer break between 2nd and 3rd period so i had time then to take my meds but now my schedule changed and i dont have a break long enuff to take it then and i cant take it later cuz i have lunch right after 3rd so yeah....can i take it later in the day? like when i get home which is about 2:30 is morning better? Answered by Georgiann Lillywhite 1 month ago.
You can take Levoxyl any time of the day providing you do so on an empty stomach and you can take it the same time every day. The reason people take it in the morning is that they are much easier in remembering it. If you change the time you take it, just set an alarm clock or an alarm on your cell phone if you have one. Another option would be to have the school nurse hold some of your Levoxyl and each day at a certain time you go down to take it. That way you have permission to go take it and you get it out of the way. Answered by Eldora Housemate 1 month ago.
Don't worry too much about taking levoxyl on an empty stomach. My endocrinologist, who has hypothyroidism from Grave's Disease treatment, as I do, and takes levoxyl every day as I do, once told me that as long as you're not full when you take it, it's fine. And don't take it with a big glass of milk! You can take it at any time of the day. Just try to keep the time fairly consistent. Most important: ASK YOUR ENDOCRINOLOGIST when you have questions like this! If you don't have an endocrinologist, GET ONE. It's worth it. Answered by Kurtis Knittle 1 month ago.
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When will my food drug reaction for Levoxyl wear off?
I've mistakenly been eating foods that have interacted with my thyroid medicine for the past 2 weeks. I've experienced fatigue, brain fog, mood swings, and depression/anger. Now that I've figured out what the problem is, I'm wondering how long it will take to get back to normal? I felt great before...
Asked by Logan Sproles 1 month ago.
I've mistakenly been eating foods that have interacted with my thyroid medicine for the past 2 weeks. I've experienced fatigue, brain fog, mood swings, and depression/anger. Now that I've figured out what the problem is, I'm wondering how long it will take to get back to normal? I felt great before I changed my diet. Answered by Shonda Lorenz 1 month ago.
I wish you had shown what those foods are....... I would like to know. Now if you mean the goitrogens, they interfere w/ the thyroid function itself. You should not take Calcium or Iron at the same time (of the thyroid meds) but wait 3 or 4 hrs for those. Also, thyroid meds should be 1st thing, on empty stomach, then wait 1 hr before eating. Blessings Answered by Eda Gupton 1 month ago.
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Levoxyl 200 mg PO is ordered, label reads 0.4 mg/tablet. How many tablets should the patient receive?
Asked by Cathey Mccorkell 1 month ago.
Levoxyl would never be ordered in mg dosages - it is prescribed in mcg (microgram) dosages. If the tablets are 0.4 mg, that = 400 micrograms. Levoxyl doesn't come in that strength, though. The highest dose tablets are 200 mcg. To solve your question as written, the answer would be 50 tablets. (50 x 0.4mg = 200mg). That would kill your patient, though, so I wouldn't advise it. Answered by Luther Dobrich 1 month ago.