Experiences with Levothyroxine

Experiences with Levothyroxine

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H03AA01
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Manufacturer: Not specified.
Generic Drug: Yes
H03AA01
ATC Code
Manufacturer: Not specified.
Generic Drug: Yes
Positive effects: No positive effects specified.
Negative effects: No negative effects specified.

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Overall Satisfaction 26%

What patients say...

Effectiveness 42%
Quantity of side effects 69%
Severity of side effects 60%
Ease of use 64%

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Levothyroxine

2/4/2018 | | 48
Levothyroxine (25ug) for hypothyroidism

Since i started this medication my health has only gotten worse. All in all, i am pretty uncomfortable. Because of this, i have stopped taking this medication because it is only counterproductive towards my health. I'm going to try to use Tirosint instead, hopefully this will work better for me.
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Levothyroxine

11/11/2017 | | 77
Levothyroxine (112ug) for hypothyroidism

20 years ago I was diagnosed with hypothyroidism, at first they thought I had a ms. I had extreme fatigue, constipation, severe weight gain, high blood pressure, very dry skin. 2 years ago I was diagnosed with autonomic dysfunction it affects just about every part of my body, my blood pressure will go Sky High and then drop very low and I will get dizzy when I stand up. I do believe I was diagn...
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Levothyroxine

11/10/2017 | | 71
Levothyroxine (125ug) for hypothyroidism

The medicine works fine. The thyrax worked too, but i'm never going to take that again because i don't want to go back to the manufacturer that just let its patients sit for a year alone. That was too crazy for words.
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Levothyroxine

5/16/2017 | | 54
Levothyroxine (12,5) for hypothyroidism

I was diagnosed with an underactive thyroid. The doctor started me on a low dose, 12.5 mg. I am always careful about what I eat, make sure I keep active, but I haven't lost any weight, if anything, I'm putting it on!! So I am really hoping this will help me. Any one else here experienced this? And how long does it take before the medicine starts working? Thanks in advance, marlie
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Levothyroxine

4/21/2017 | | 56
Levothyroxine (137ug) for hypothyroidism

Hardly and complaints with thyrax, but now loads of them! Really bad muscle pain every day, always exhausted. Quick weight gain. I take them regularly but sometimes get really hyper.
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Levothyroxine

4/20/2017 | | 69
Levothyroxine (150ug) for hypoparathyroidism

Medicine with loads of side effects that affect my daily ability to function. After half an hour I get a headache, stomach pain and dizziness ... Combined with other medicines for asthma, heart and cholesterol problems, I would not recommend this medicine.
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Levothyroxine

4/19/2017 | | 55
Levothyroxine (150ug) for hypothyroidism

After a course of iodine treatment my thyroid was working too slowly. I was using thyrax but I had to switch to this medicine. I didn't associate my symptoms with this medicine because I had virtually no side effects from thyrax and I hadn't expected any kind of change. I was naive to think that you could get a decent replacement. Because the symptoms were so bad I thought I'd have a look to se...
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Levothyroxine

4/16/2017 | | 48
Levothyroxine (75ug) for hypothyroidism

My thyroid has been knackered by radioactive iodine. Used Elthyrone 100 micrograms for years. Two years ago the formula was changed, as was the name, to L-Thyroxine. Haven't had any side effects.
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Levothyroxine

3/31/2017 | | 59
Levothyroxine (175ug) for thyroid removed

I was forced to switch to this brand. I'm really tired, muscle pain, like I've exercised hard, hot flushes, put on 3 kg in 6 weeks. Feels like I've got tight elastic wrapped around my calves. Easily irritated....
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Levothyroxine

3/26/2017 | | 58
Levothyroxine (75ug) for hypothyroidism

I'm on levotyraxine since December 2016, first 25ug now I take 75ug (last 3 weeks). At the start I was often dizzy and felt like I had the flu. These last 2 weeks I’ve been bothered by a sore throat, as if it’s squeezed. I sleep a lot less, feel a bit woolly in my head and have a burning sensation in my eyes. My weight has not changed!
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Levothyroxine

1/3/2017 | | 58
Levothyroxine (150ug) for hypothyroidism

After having quite happily used thyrax for 20 years, this year I had to switch to an alternative. The pharmacist gave me Levothyroxine, made by Teva, at the same dose. Unfortunately, after a few weeks, I had all sorts of symptoms that I'd never had before: palpitations, tired, breathless. Is that suggestive of too high a dose? I'm having blood tests next week so hopefully they will suggest a so...
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Levothyroxine

11/24/2016 | | 49
Levothyroxine (112ug) for hypothyroidism

I've taken thyrax for years without any problems and now I am being forced to switch to this medicine. I got miserable very quickly. Hot flushes nausea headache dizziness at first I thought I had sunstroke. Went to have my bloods done and all of a sudden my thyroid was overactive. Normal values between 1 and 3 and after 6 weeks I was down to 0.03. I had 175 mg to start off with but then I was l...
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Levothyroxine

11/7/2016 | | 47
Levothyroxine (150ug) for overactive thyroid

I felt great the first 3 weeks after changing from Thyrax to Levoxthyroxine. More energy, healthier, etc. But then it went wrong; cramps at night, muscle ache, insomnia, depression, etc. My blood values were way up. Since then the doses had been changed twice, but alas no improvement. I think it's a shame that Thyrax is no longer available and this is the only alternative. I have to wait till D...
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Levothyroxine

10/17/2016 | | 52
Levothyroxine (50ug) for overactive thyroid

Since August, this medicine has been supplied in blister packs and the tablets are a bit bigger. 3 weeks after starting to take these tablets from the blister packs, I found that the medicine wasn't working very well any more, my blood levels were no good and I had loads of complaints. I had been taking this medicine since January 2014 without any problems.
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Levothyroxine

10/5/2016 | | 62
Levothyroxine (75ug) for hypothyroidism

at the beginning of july i had to switch from thyrax to levothyrozine 75 mg. alongside the sweating, being really tired, mood swings and bowel problems, all of a sudden i've now got kidney stones too. Had a blood test done because of this and it came out that my calcium levels were too high. Next week i've got to go to the internist for an investigation. Read on google that increased calcium ca...
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Levothyroxine

9/3/2016 | | 62
Levothyroxine (25ug) for hypothyroidism

Fatigue, no energy, weight gain, headache, absolutely no energy. What else do I need to say! Need to go and see an internist now, the GP says it's nothing to do with the medicine. It's costing me an extra 385 euros at my own expense (shameful).
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Levothyroxine

8/31/2016 | | 30
Levothyroxine (100ug) for thyroid removed

pain in my diaphragm, miserable for the first 3 days, problems with my stomach, fatigue and joint pain. it seems like the symptoms are reducing but the joint pain is still lingering.
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Levothyroxine

7/14/2016 | | 51
Levothyroxine (150ug) for hypothyroidism

After using Euthyrox for one month with a variety of side effects such as depression, severe sweating. Now switched to Lveothyroxine by Teva. I had hoped that it would be better, but no such luck. Lots of problems again: depressed, sweaty, stressed, palpitations, not myself anymore. What a nightmare. Help, when is Thyrax going to be available again? My life is upside down but the GP just says t...
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Levothyroxine

7/13/2016 | | 37
Levothyroxine (100ug) for hypothyroidism

A few weeks ago I was forced to switch to levothyrine by teva. To start off with I felt fine and energetic but the past four weeks I've been feeling worse and worse. Combined with my work as a independent entrepreneur with a family you'd initially think that they symptoms were indicative of stress/exhaustion. But I'm going for a blood test tomorrow because I actually think it's something to do ...
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Levothyroxine

7/12/2016 | | 50
Levothyroxine (100ug) for hypothyroidism

Because thyrax duotab has become scarce, the GP prescribed me this medicine for my underactive thyroid. I am almost happy with it. I've only had one dose increase. I take 1 tablet a day, 100 mg. and I take 1x a day 25 mg 2.5 tablets. so pay attention! confused! unfortunately. they really look like each other. I use 4 seven day medicine boxes for them. so I fill them then. first 100 mg. then jus...
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Levothyroxine

7/12/2016 | | 55
Levothyroxine (25ug) for hypothyroidism

I was forced to switch to levothyroxine because thyrax is no longer available. I stopped after a week. I got a really dry mouth, painful hands and feet, dizziness, couldn't read any more (it was like all the letters turned into one dot) and I felt heavy pressure on my chest. After I stopped, I felt really shaky for a few days. Switched to Euthyrox now. I hope it works better but up to now that ...
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Levothyroxine

7/11/2016 | | 59
Levothyroxine (75ug) for hypothyroidism

I had taken Thyrax for years but it's no longer available so the GP prescribed levothyroxine...... but now I can't taste my food any more! What I used to find delicious I don't any more and that's with different foods.
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Levothyroxine

7/10/2016 | | 56
Levothyroxine (25ug) for hypothyroidism

Forced to switch from Thyrax to Levothiroxyne. I started getting problems in the first week. Hands and feet swollen up and my muscles and joints are really painful. Walking is difficult and I have limited use of my hands. I am also sweating a lot. My blood levels are good and the doctor has never had anyone with these complaints (I didn't see anything different online). I've been on Euthyrox fo...
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Levothyroxine

6/19/2016 | | 40
Levothyroxine (125ug) for Hashimoto's thyroiditis

Because of the suspected side-effects of Euthyrox switched to levothyroxine TEVA. Haven't yet determined the right level. Problems I had on Euthyrox has completely disappeared. Well, from day one I did suffer with laryngitis (for 13 days), but this could also just be a coincidence (I get this quite often). Getting my levels checked in July, am curious.
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Levothyroxine

6/13/2016 | | 54
Levothyroxine (50ug) for hypothyroidism

Used thyrax for half a year. I was finally starting to feel a bit better after years of being tired all the time. With this medicine I feel just as bad as I did, although not worse, than before. It's a real pain thyrax is no longer available. In addition to that these pills have a truly foul taste that lingers in your mouth for ages. I don't understand why it has to be like this. It's not like ...
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Levothyroxine

6/9/2016 | | 44
Levothyroxine (75ug) for hypothyroidism

Two months ago I was made to switch to this medicine because Thyrax was no longer available. I had been taking Thryax perfectly fine for years and now it's back to how it was before. Tired, palpitations, headache general all over malaise. Last week I had a blood test and got the results today. My levels are the same as they were before I started taking Thyrax. That explains my problems. The dos...
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Levothyroxine

6/6/2016 | | 51
Levothyroxine (25 ug) for hypothyroidism

A few weeks ago I was (forcibly) started on this medication in the place of thyrax. Day by day I got worse. I would wake up during the night because I was having hot and cold shivers, and my hands and feet had fallen asleep. A lot of pain in the mornings, whenever I walked pain in my feet and legs, and in the meantime also my arms and neck. Occasionally sudden stabbing in my muscles and joints....
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Levothyroxine

6/6/2016 | | 31
Levothyroxine (50ug) for hypothyroidism

i have recently switched from thyrax to the teva tablets and I have to say I prefer them, i'm not so tired since I've been taking them and my typing and concentration have improved. From now on I'd like to have levothyroxine sodium from teva so I'm going to let the pharmacist know.
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Levothyroxine

5/21/2016 | | 46
Levothyroxine (175ug) for hypothyroidism

Two and a half weeks ago I was forced to switch from Duotab Thyrax to Levothyroxine. Since then I have been incredibly tired and had loads of headaches. On top of this there's also muscle and joint pain, and I keep losing the feeling in my hands. I've taken Thyrax for years without any kind of problem. It's really upsetting to have these symptoms simply because Thryax is no longer supplied. I j...
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Levothyroxine

5/18/2016 | | 61
Levothyroxine (25MG) for hypothyroidism

it's now one half weeks since I had to switch from thyrax to this medicine, since then I've had terrible headaches and been feeling depressed. Ugh. When can I go back to thyrax, I finally had it all under control with that.
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Levothyroxine

5/18/2016 | | 78
Levothyroxine (75mg) for overactive thyroid

I started off on 0.100 mg thyrax duo tab because my thyroid was still too high but I had to switch to thyrax 0.75 mg. In place of that I've been given levothyroxine. On the fourth day I developed a thick lip/headache with increased blood pressure. I was quickly admitted to hospital. It could be that this was caused by one of the other ingredients in levothyroxine. The medical specialist has put...
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Levothyroxine

5/13/2016 | | 63
Levothyroxine (125ug) for Hashimoto's thyroiditis

The tablets in the little pot have a terrible chemical smell and taste. They give me heartburn and affect my taste all day long.
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