Is there a difference between Generic Synthroid and levothyroxine?
Generic Synthroid is brand name levothyroxine sodium; other brand name versions of Generic levothyroxine include Levothroid, Unithroid, Tirosint, and Levoxyl. It contains the same active ingredients and is used for the same purposes, namely to treat hypothyroidism or low thyroid hormone levels.
What is the best generic for Generic Synthroid?
The Generic 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.
Can I switch fromGeneric Synthroid to generic?
You should not change from one brand of thyroid medication to another, from your brand of thyroid medication to a generic product, or from one generic product to another without first checking with your doctor.
Can you drink coffee right after taking Generic Synthroid?
You take your Generic Synthroid orGeneric levothyroxine with coffee. In studies, coffee reduced the body's absorption of thyroid medications by about 30%. That's why experts recommend that you wait at least 60 minutes after drinking coffee to take your thyroid replacement medication.
What are the long term side effects of taking Generic Synthroid?
Long-term side effects of Generic Synthroid can include osteoporosis and heart problems. Short-term side effects include a racing heartbeat, feeling hot all the time, headaches, feeling shaky or nervous, trouble sleeping, among others.
What foods interfere with Generic Synthroid?
Foods containing soy and cottonseed meal can make Generic Synthroid less effective. Walnuts, grapefruit juice, and dietary fiber can also make Generic Synthroid less effective. If you eat any of these on a regular basis, check with your doctor. He or she may need to adjust your dose of Generic Synthroid.
Can Generic Synthroid be taken at night?
This study suggests that taking Generic levothyroxine at bedtime results in better absorption than taking it before breakfast. This confirms that taking levothyroxine at different times can result in different levels of thyroid hormones in the blood, emphasizing the need to take it at the same time every day.
Why is Generic Synthroid bad?
Overtreatment may cause detrimental cardiac effects (such as an increase in heart rate, precipitation of angina, or arrhythmias). The elderly and people with pre-existing cardiac disease are most at risk. Generic Synthroid may worsen blood glucose control in people with diabetes.
Can you ever stop taking Generic Synthroid?
Discontinuing any prescribed medication on your own is never a good idea- unless you are having significant side effects, and will be speaking to your physician shortly. In the case of Generic Synthroid, discontinuing the medication results in a worsening of hypothyroid symptoms such as those that you listed.