Brand names : L-thyroxine, Synthroid, Thyrax, Levaxin, Eltroxin, Thyrox, Euthyrox, Levoxyl, Levothroid
Levothyroxine or L-thyroxine (brand names Synthroid, Levothroid, Levoxyl) is a synthetic form of thyroxine (thyroid hormone). Levothyroxine is a replacement for a hormone that is normally produced by your thyroid gland to regulate the body's energy and metabolism. Levothyroxine is given when the thyroid does not produce enough of this hormone on its own. Levothyroxine is used to replace the hormone that is normally produced by the thyroid gland for a condition known as hypothyroidism.
Generic Synthroid100mcg / 25mcg / 75mcg
Generic Levothroid 50mcg
Levothyroxine is a synthetic (man-made) version of the principle thyroid hormone, thyroxine that is made and released by the thyroid gland.
What are levothyroxine capsules or tablets?
Levothyroxine, a thyroid hormone, is used to treat hypothyroidism, a condition where the thyroid gland does not produce enough thyroid hormone. Without this hormone, the body cannot function properly, resulting in poor growth, slow speech, lack of energy, weight gain, hair loss, dry thick skin, and increased sensitivity to cold. When taken correctly, levothyroxine reverses these symptoms. Levothyroxine is also used to treat congenital hypothyroidism (cretinism) and goiter (enlarged thyroid gland).. Levothyroxine (brand names Synthroid, Levothroid, Levoxyl) acts as a replacement for people whose thyroid gland does not produce enough thyroid hormone. This medicine can improve symptoms of thyroid deficiency such as slow speech, lack of energy, weight gain, hair loss, dry thick skin and unusual sensitivity to cold.
What should I tell my health care provider before I take this medicine?
Your health care provider need to know if you have any of these conditions:
high blood pressure
low levels of pituitary hormone
dieting or on a weight loss program
previous heart attack
an unusual or allergic reaction to levothyroxine, other thyroid hormones, other medicines, foods, dyes, or preservatives
pregnant or trying to get pregnant
Taking this medicine
Take this medicine by mouth with a full glass of water. Take it on an empty stomach, 30.60 minutes before a meal. Do not crush or cut open the capsules. Follow the directions on the prescription label. Take your doses at regular intervals. Do not take your medicine more often than directed. Do not stop taking except on your doctor's advice.
Miss a dose
If you miss a dose, take it as soon as you can. If it is almost time for your next dose, take only that dose. Do not take double or extra doses.
What drug(s) may interact with this medicine?
calcium supplements, like Tums® and many others
female hormones, including contraceptive or birth control pills
medicines for colds and breathing difficulties
medicines for diabetes
medicines for mental depression
medicines or herbals used to decrease weight or appetite
phenobarbital or other barbiturate medications
prednisone or other corticosteroids
Tell your prescriber or health care professional about all other medicines you are taking, including non-prescription medicines, nutritional supplements, or herbal products. Also tell your prescriber or health care professional if you are a frequent user of drinks with caffeine or alcohol, if you smoke, or if you use illegal drugs. These may affect the way your medicine works. Check with your health care professional before stopping or starting any of your medicines.
Side effects that you should report to your prescriber or health care professional as soon as possible:
difficulty breathing, wheezing, or shortness of breath
excessive sweating or intolerance to heat
fast or irregular heartbeat or pulse rate
skin rash or hives
swelling of ankles, feet or legs
Side effects that usually do not require medical attention (report to your prescriber or health care professional if they continue or are bothersome):
changes in appetite
changes in menstrual periods
What should I watch for while taking this medicine?
If you are taking this medicine for an underactive thyroid, it may be several weeks before you notice an improvement. Check with your doctor if your symptoms do not improve or if you develop any of the above side effects. It may be necessary for you to take this medicine for the rest of your life; do not stop taking except on your doctor's advice.
Do not switch brands of this medicine unless your prescriber agrees with the change. Ask your doctor for advice if you are uncertain.
If you are going to have surgery, tell your doctor that you are taking this medicine.
Keep out of the reach of children.
Store at room temperature between 15 and 30 degrees C (59 and 86 degrees F). Protect from light and moisture. Keep container tightly closed. Throw away any unused medicine after the expiration date.
Frequently asked questions:
What is a generic drug?
Wikipedia gives the following definition: “Generic drug (pl. generic drugs, short: generics) is a drug which is produced and distributed without a brand name. A generic must contain the same active ingredients as the original formulation. In most cases, it is considered bioequivalent to the brand name counterpart with respect to pharmacokinetic and pharmacodynamic properties. By extension, therefore, generics are assumed to be identical in dose, strength, route of administration, safety, efficacy, and intended use. Mind that the pills you will receive from us differ in appearance from the brand name ones. The looks of medications as well as brand names are the intellectual property of the brand manufacturer. Thus to avoid any accusation of copyright infringement we have to change the shape and the color of the generic pills as well as use the name of the active ingredient (generic name) instead of the brand name for printing on pills. Please be aware that the generic pills differ in appearance from the brand name medications. Our pills are round shaped and blister packed (10 pills per each blister). The name of the active ingredient as well as the weight are specified on the pill itself.
Why are generic pills so cheap?
The principal reason for the reduced price of generic medicines is that the creation of the generic drug runs up less cost and therefore a lower price can be offered and still maintain profitability.
Manufacturers of generic drugs are mainly able to avoid the following three costs that brand name pharmaceutical companies incur: (1) costs associated with the research and development of the drug; (2) costs associated obtaining regulatory approval (i.e. proving safety and efficacy of a drug); and (3) marketing costs.
First, Generic manufacturers do not incur the cost of drug discovery and instead reverse-engineer existing brand name drugs to allow them to manufacture bioequivalent versions.
Second, generic manufacturers do not bear the burden of proving the safety and efficacy of the drugs through clinical trials - rather, generic manufacturers must prove the generic drug’s bioequivalancy to the existing drug.
Third, these companies receive the large benefit of the marketing and advertising that goes into pushing the innovator drug. The brand name drug has to prove itself in the eyes of the consumer, generic ones do not. The drugs that generic manufacturers are selling have been on the market for usually a decade or more and do not need additional advertising. For the same reason, generic manufacturers also do not give away sample doses to promote their products. The significant research, development and marketing costs incurred by the large pharmaceutical companies in introducing a new drug to the market is often cited as the reason for the high cost of new agents - they wish to recover these costs before the patent expires. Generic manufacturers do not incur these costs, with bioequivalence testing and manufacturing costing relatively little, and are able to charge significantly less than the brand. Buy discount Levothyroxine (Levothroid) online. Order cheap generic Synthroid (Levothyroxine) . Buy generic Levoxyl. Order Levoxyl online. Purchase Synthroid or Levothyroxine - low cost and price, but high quality.
Do you require a prescription?
However we would strongly recommend you to consult your doctor before taking a medication. You may have some diseases contra-indicated for taking certain kinds of medicines and your doctor will advise you what you can or cannot take.
Do you guarantee the quality of pills?
High quality of the medications we offer is the subject of our primary concern. The logic is very simple: the better the quality of goods is, the more customers we have. Thus we are very attentive and selective in the choice of the supplier, the quality of goods is thoroughly tested and the documentation is closely checked.
How do you deliver orders? Will I have to sign for the package?
If sent by the standard unregistered mail the order will come in a plain envelope without any reference to content. The envelope will be left in your mail box. There is no need to sign for it. If sent by a courier, the recipient needs to sign for the package. All orders are shipped in discreet packaging. There is no mention on the outside of the package as to what is contained inside. Furthermore, your name or any other personal information will never be given or sold to any other company. Your privacy is our utmost concern.
Will my order be delivered in one package or you will divide it in case the order is large?
If an order includes 90 pills (or more) or if there are different types of medications in one order we will have to send the pills separately. Thus the delivery will take longer than 3 weeks since the packages are sent with the interval of approximately 7 days one by one. This is done to secure the delivery.
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