Two articles on Synthroid/Levothyroxine

Here are two articles that I ran across while doing some searching.

This first one is very good, with good general information and a lot of common sense advice

Brand Name vs. Generic Levothyroxine: What is the Difference?

This next one explains why a lot of endocrinologists specify brand name Levothyroxine:

Branded Levothyroxine Bests Generic for Hypothyroidism

My endocrinologist is not going to be happy that his nurse called in the generic...but I'll try it.  I see him in about 3 weeks.

 

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I didn't read the above yet, but I will after this post. I think you mentioned the dose has to be right on, and you're absolutely right. A pharmacist once told me that with generics there's a chance the dosage may be off by a couple of mgs. So cutting them, I would think, is not best. I cut a blood pressure pill, I take half a 25 mg of Toprol (down from 200 mgs daily 10 years ago- yay!!). But I was told that cutting those is no big deal. Thanks for article. I'm always feeling the front of my neck since HNC radiation puts you at risk for thyroid ca.
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