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    Thyroid Replacement Medication

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      Carolina18

      Levoxyl has not been discontinued. It is on back order. Please read an update posted on www.Thyca.org(right hand column of home page) about the Levoxyl shortage. Could be supply vs demand. Who really knows? Sorry to say, but I have to disagree that there is no difference in brands. Yes, all brands do contain levothyroxine, but the binders and fillers used by the different manufacturers do not make the final result of the medication the same and can affect the uptake of the levothyroxine. All brands are not the same for everyone. I am one of those people that "the brand" does affect. The difference between Synthroid and Levoxyl is a major one for me. I hope it does not make a difference for you. Best regards.

      over 4 years ago
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      hiho

      I agree I was just recently changed to Levoxyl from generic levothyroxine. What a difference. I also heard it is on back order not discontinued. My doctor told me it is more precisely made then the levothyroxine or the Synthroid.

      over 4 years ago
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      SMT4

      Yes I agree with Hiho and Carolina there is a big HUGE difference between generic and name brand. I was telling my endo just on Friday that sometimes my pill tastes a little sugary when I first put it in my mouth. The next time I take it the taste is more chalk like. He said some use more talc, and calcium. While other generic labs may put a sugar filler. I was shocked about the calcium since within 4hrs of taking thyroid you should not even be taking any calcium!!! And it also solved the mystery of how the percentage of the medication you may actually be getting. Sometimes it is as little as 80% of the medication only. It is really a big difference, especially when all you have is the medication, and no thyroid.

      over 4 years ago
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