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Recently, Pfizer, manufacturer of Levoxyl, has Issue national recall of all Levoxyl products from retail pharmacies. As of April 2013, pharmacies will no longer have any strengths OF Levoxyl available. Here is WHAT you need to know: Levoxyl is used to treat low Thyroid levels and to prevent certain types of goiters. Levoxyl is also available in its generic form, Levothyroxine, or in other brands, such as Synthroid, Levothroid, and Unithroid. Thyroid medications have a narrow therapeutic index, which means that any change in dose or formulationincluding, from one brand or generic to anothercan lead to significant differences in how your body respond. Once you start one, you typically have to continue using the same prescription. Switching between brands should be done under your doctor's supervision. Manufacturers ordered a voluntary recall after some PATIENTS and pharmacists complained about plastic - like smell in some bottles. According to Pfizer's official statement, odor come from oxygen - absorbing canisters in packaging and it was not likely to cause any adverse health consequences. What should you do if you ARE taking Levoxyl? If you are currently taking Levoxyl, there is no need to discard or discontinue medication. You should continue taking it as prescribe. Since Levoxyl isnt currently available, you will need to switch to an alternative: Generic Levothyroxine or another brand. You can ask your pharmacist to let your doctor know, or contact them directly. You may need a thyroid level test, or may be asked to follow up after changing medications. Any OF alternatives will still continue to act as replacements FOR low thyroid levels, but you may also need dose adjustments and further assessment. Depending on which brand or generic you switch to, you could pay more or less. Copays and prices will be different, especially if you move to Generic Levothyroxine. The price difference isnt huge, but Generic is generally less expensive and part of many pharmacies ' Generic discount programs. Ask your pharmacist to check WHAT difference might be FOR you. Currently, there is no date set FOR return of Levoxyl to the market. Pfizer anticipates that it may not be available again until 2014. If you ARE taking Levoxyl and have more questions, do not hesitate to ask your doctor or pharmacist; they can help you find treatment that will work FOR you.

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Dr. Izabella Wentz

Another important consideration in choosing the right hormone is the fillers contained in each medication. Many popular Thyroid medications contain common allergens such as cornstarch, lactose and even gluten. As I explained in a previous post, most hypothyroid patients have sensitivities to gluten, and many of them also react to corn and dairy. Synthroid, which is one of the most popular medications prescribed for hypothyroidism, has both cornstarch and lactose as filler. Cytomel, which is a popular synthetic T3 hormone, has modified food starch - which contains gluten - as a filler. Even natural porcine products like Armour suffer from issues with fillers. In 2008, manufacturers of Armour reformulate product, reducing the amount of dextrose & increasing the amount of methylcellulose in the filler. This may explain the explosion of reports by patients on internet forums and in doctors ' offices that the new form of Armour was either miraculous or horrible. Those that had sensitivities to dextrose reacted less to the new form, and experienced better results, while those that had sensitivities to methylcellulose reacted more, and experienced worse results. The best choice in these situations is to ask your doctor to have a compounding pharmacy fill your prescription using fillers you are sensitive to. Unfortunately, insurance companies sometimes refuse to cover this.

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Which works better for hypothyroidism?

Clinical THYROIDOLOGY FOR PATIENTS publication OF American Thyroid Association summaries FOR PATIENTS from CLINICAL THYROIDOLOGY table OF Contents | PDF File FOR Saving and Printing HYPOTHYROIDISM desiccate Thyroid extract vs Levothyroxine in treatment OF HYPOTHYROIDISM BACKGROUND HYPOTHYROIDISM, or underactive Thyroid gland, is a common endocrine problem and requires lifelong treatment with Thyroid hormone pills. Untreated HYPOTHYROIDISM is associated with a wide variety of symptoms, many of which ARE nonspecific. In particular, memory problems and depression as well as weight gain ARE very common symptoms in HYPOTHYROIDISM but also have multiple other nonthyroidal reasons as well. Levothyroxine is the main Thyroid hormone produced by the Thyroid gland and the synthetic form is the most common form OF Thyroid hormone replacement therapy. Prior to availability of pure Levothyroxine, desiccated animal Thyroid extract was the only treatment FOR HYPOTHYROIDISM. Today, some individuals prefer dessicated Thyroid extract as a more natural Thyroid hormone. In addition, some PATIENTS who continue to have symptoms OF HYPOTHYROIDISM when taking Levothyroxine report improvement in these symptoms when they switch to desiccated Thyroid extract. This STUDY was performed to compare Levothyroxine to desiccated Thyroid extract in terms OF Thyroid blood tests, changes in weight, psychometric test results and patient preference. Full ARTICLE TITLE: Hoang TD et al desiccate Thyroid extract compared with Levothyroxine in treatment OF HYPOTHYROIDISM: randomize, double - blind, crossover STUDY. J Clin Endo - crinol Metab 2013; 98: 1982 - 90. Epub March 28 2013. Summary OF STUDY This was STUDY OF 70 PATIENTS with HYPOTHYROIDISM who were treated with either desiccated Thyroid extract or Levothyroxine FOR 12 weeks followed by switch to other option FOR another 16 weeks. Participants were blind during both phases - they did not know the type of pill they receive. After each treatment period, PATIENTS were weigh, had blood tests, underwent psychometric testing and were asked which therapy they prefer. Researchers report that 49% OF PATIENTS preferred Desiccated Thyroid extract, 19% preferred Levothyroxine and 23% had no preference. Desiccate Thyroid extract use was also associated with more weight loss. There was no difference in psychometric testing or in any symptoms. Both types OF Thyroid hormone were able to normalize abnormal Thyroid blood tests. What ARE the IMPLICATIONS OF this STUDY? Although desiccate thyroid extract is not widely used, this study shows that many PATIENTS prefer this option as compared with Levothyroxine. This result was observed despite there being no differences in thyroid function blood test and psychometric test results, although use OF Desiccated Thyroid extract was associated with some weight loss. These results suggest that there may be a certain number OF PATIENTS who desiccate Thyroid Extract might be a reasonable treatment option. Further research is needed on this topic to confirm which PATIENTS might benefit most from desiccate Thyroid extract therapy. Table OF Contents | PDF File FOR Saving and Printing Levothyroxine: major hormone produced by Thyroid gland and available in pill form as Levoxyl, Synthroid, Levothroid and generic preparations.

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Which one is safer?

Synthroid is prescribed in tablets that range from 25 to 300 mcg in strength and is usually taken once a day with a full glass of water 30 to 60 minutes before breakfast for best adsorption into body. Children can take medicine if a tablet is crushed and put into about 1 to 2 teaspoons of water; do not store or delay giving this crush pill suspension. Doctors often have to slowly increase the dose; patients should not increase or decrease this medication themselves. Because some preparations of drug may contain iodine or lactose, patients should tell their doctors about such allergies or reactions to these components. Many drugs can inhibit Synthroid's adsorption by body; other medications may increase or decrease its effectiveness once it is adsorb. Providing a complete list of medications to doctor will help with getting the correct dose established for each individual patient. Pregnant and lactating females need to discuss dose and use of this medication with their caregivers. The Dosage of Armour Thyroid is determined by the condition being treated and is individualized according to patient response and laboratory findings. Armour Thyroid may interact with birth control pills or hormone replacement therapy, blood thinners, insulin or oral diabetes medication, medications that contain iodine, salicylates such as aspirin and others, or steroids. Tell your doctor all the medications you use. Current information shows Armour Thyroid may be used during pregnancy. Tell your doctor if you are pregnant because your dose may need to be adjust. Thyroid hormone passes into breast milk but is unlikely to harm nursing infant. Consult your doctor before breast - feeding.

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Pregnancy & Lactation

Levothyroxine is also known as: Eltroxin, Euthyrox, Eutroxsig, Evotrox, L Thyroxine Roche, Levo - T, Levotabs, Levotec, Levothroid, Levothyrox, Levoxyl, Novothyrox, Oroxine, Synthroid, Tirosint, Tirosint - Sol, Unithroid medically reviewed by Drugs. Com. It was last updated on Jul 20 2020. Use is considered acceptable AU TGA pregnancy category: US FDA pregnancy category: not assigned Risk Summary: No increased rates of major birth defects or miscarriages have been reported with use during pregnancy; untreated hypothyroidism during pregnancy is associated with risks to mother and fetus Comments: - Thyroid replacement therapy should not be discontinue during pregnancy; hypothyroidism diagnose during pregnancy should be promptly treat. - Monitor TSH levels and adjust doses as needed Animal studies have not been conduct. There is a long history of using this drug in pregnant women and this experience has not shown increased rates of fetal malformations, miscarriages or other adverse maternal or fetal outcomes. Hypothyroidism during pregnancy is associated with a higher rate of complications, including spontaneous abortion, pre - eclampsia, stillbirth and premature delivery. Maternal hypothyroidism may have adverse effect on fetal neurocognitive development. Pregnant women taking this drug should have their TSH measured during each trimester and dose adjusted as appropriate. Patients will generally return to their pre - pregnancy dose after delivery. There is no controlled data on human pregnancy. Au TGA pregnancy category: Drugs which have been taken by large number of pregnant women and women of childbearing age without any proven increase in frequency of malformations or other direct or indirect harmful effects on the fetus having been observe. US FDA pregnancy category not assign: US FDA has amended pregnancy labeling rules for prescription drug products to require labeling that includes Summary of Risk, discussion of data supporting that Summary, and relevant information to help health care providers make prescribing decisions and counsel women about use of drugs during pregnancy. Pregnancy categories, B, C, D, and X are being phased out. Use is considered acceptable excrete in human milk: Yes Comments: - Levothyroxine is a normal component of human milk; limited data on exogenous replacement doses during breastfeeding have not shown adverse effect in nursing infants. - Levothyroxine dose requirements may be increased in the postpartum period compared to prepregnancy requirements in patients with Hashimoto's thyroiditis. - Presence of Thyroid hormone in breast milk does not appear to interfere with neonatal Thyroid screening. Always consult your healthcare provider to ensure information displayed on this page applies to your personal circumstances.

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