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Unithroid

Unithroid Patient Information Including Side Effects

Brand Names: Levothroid, Levoxyl, Synthroid, Tirosint, Unithroid

Generic Name: levothyroxine (Pronunciation: LEE voe thye ROX een)

What is levothyroxine (Unithroid)?

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 treats hypothyroidism (low thyroid hormone). Levothyroxine is also used to treat or prevent goiter (enlarged thyroid gland), which can be caused by hormone imbalances, radiation treatment, surgery, or cancer.

Levothyroxine should not be used to treat obesity or weight problems.

Levothyroxine may also be used for purposes not listed in this medication guide.

Euthyrox 0.1 mg

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Levothroid 0.025 mg cap

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Levothroid 0.025 mg

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Levothroid 0.05 mg cap

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Levothroid 0.05 mg

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Levothroid 0.075 mg cap

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Levothroid 0.075 mg

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Levothroid 0.088 mg cap

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Levothroid 0.088 mg

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Levothroid 0.1 mg cap

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Levothroid 0.1 mg

round, yellow, imprinted with LOGO, 100

Levothroid 0.112 mg cap

oblong, pink, imprinted with T 4, 112

Levothroid 0.112 mg

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Levothroid 0.125 mg cap

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Levothroid 0.125 mg

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Levothroid 0.137 mg

round, blue, imprinted with LOGO, 137

Levothroid 0.15 mg cap

oval, blue, imprinted with T 4, 150

Levothroid 0.15 mg

round, blue, imprinted with LOGO, 150

Levothroid 0.175 mg cap

oblong, lavender, imprinted with T 4, 175

Levothroid 0.175 mg

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Levothroid 0.2 mg cap

oblong, pink, imprinted with T 4, 200

Levothroid 0.2 mg

round, pink, imprinted with LOGO, 200

Levothroid 0.3 mg cap

oblong, green, imprinted with T 4, 300

Levothroid 0.3 mg

round, green, imprinted with LOGO, 300

Levothyroxine 0.025 mg-MYL

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Levothyroxine 0.05 mg-MYL

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Levothyroxine 0.05 mg-URL

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Levothyroxine 0.075 mg-MYL

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Levothyroxine 0.088 mg-MYL

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Levothyroxine 0.1 mg-MYL

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Levothyroxine 0.1 mg-SAN

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Levothyroxine 0.1 mg-URL

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Levothyroxine 0.112 mg-MYL

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Levothyroxine 0.112 mg-SAN

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Levothyroxine 0.125 mg-MYL

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Levothyroxine 0.125 mg-SAN

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Levothyroxine 0.125 mg-URL

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Levothyroxine 0.15 mg-MYL

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Levothyroxine 0.15 mg-SAN

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Levothyroxine 0.15 mg-URL

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Levothyroxine 0.175 mg-MYL

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Levothyroxine 0.2 mg-MYL

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Levothyroxine 0.2 mg-URL

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Levothyroxine 0.3 mg-MYL

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Levothyroxine 137 mcg-MYL

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Levoxyl 0.025 mg

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Levoxyl 0.05 mg

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Levoxyl 0.075 mg

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Levoxyl 0.088 mg

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Levoxyl 0.15 mg

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Levoxyl 0.175 mg

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Levoxyl 0.3 mg

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Levoxyl 100 mcg

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Levoxyl 112 mcg

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Levoxyl 125 mcg

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Levoxyl 137 mcg

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Levoxyl 200 mcg

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Synthroid 0.025 mg

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Synthroid 0.025 mg-ABB

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Synthroid 0.05 mg

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Synthroid 0.05 mg-ABB

round, white, imprinted with SYNTHROID, 50

Synthroid 0.075 mg

round, lavender, imprinted with FLINT, 75

Synthroid 0.075 mg-ABB

round, lavender, imprinted with SYNTHROID, 75

Synthroid 0.088 mg

round, green, imprinted with FLINT, 88

Synthroid 0.088 mg-ABB

round, green, imprinted with SYNTHROID, 88

Synthroid 0.1 mg

round, yellow, imprinted with FLINT, 100

Synthroid 0.1 mg-ABB

round, yellow, imprinted with SYNTHROID, 100

Synthroid 0.112 mg

round, pink, imprinted with FLINT, 112

Synthroid 0.112 mg-ABB

round, pink, imprinted with SYNTHROID, 112

Synthroid 0.125 mg

round, beige, imprinted with FLINT, 125

Synthroid 0.125 mg-ABB

round, beige, imprinted with SYNTHROID, 125

Synthroid 0.137 mg

round, blue, imprinted with SYNTHROID, 137

Synthroid 0.15 mg

round, blue, imprinted with FLINT, 150

Synthroid 0.15 mg-ABB

round, blue, imprinted with SYNTHROID, 150

Synthroid 0.175 mg

round, purple, imprinted with FLINT, 175

Synthroid 0.175 mg-ABB

round, purple, imprinted with SYNTHROID, 175

Synthroid 0.2 mg

round, pink, imprinted with FLINT, 200

Synthroid 0.2 mg-ABB

round, pink, imprinted with SYNTHROID, 200

Synthroid 0.3 mg-ABB

round, green, imprinted with SYNTHROID, 300

Unithroid 0.025 mg

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Unithroid 0.088 mg

round, green, imprinted with JSP, 561

Unithroid 0.1 mg

round, yellow, imprinted with JSP, 516

Unithroid 0.112 mg

round, pink, imprinted with JSP, 562

Unithroid 0.15 mg

round, blue, imprinted with JSP, 520

Unithroid 0.175 mg

round, lavender, imprinted with JSP, 563

Unithroid 0.3 mg

round, green, imprinted with JSP, 523

What are the possible side effects of levothyroxine (Unithroid)?

Get emergency medical help if you have any of these signs of an allergic reaction: hives; difficult breathing; swelling of your face, lips, tongue, or throat.

Call your doctor at once if you have a serious side effect such as:

  • headache;
  • sleep problems (insomnia);
  • feeling nervous or irritable;
  • fever, hot flashes, sweating;
  • pounding heartbeats or fluttering in your chest;
  • changes in your menstrual periods; or
  • appetite changes, weight changes.

Less serious side effects may include mild hair loss.

This is not a complete list of side effects and others may occur. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.

Read the Unithroid (levothyroxine sodium) Side Effects Center for a complete guide to possible side effects

What is the most important information I should know about levothyroxine (Unithroid)?

Since thyroid hormone occurs naturally in the body, almost anyone can take levothyroxine. You should not use this medication if you have had a heart attack, a thyroid disorder called thyrotoxicosis, or an adrenal gland problem that is not controlled by treatment.

Before you take levothyroxine, tell your doctor if you have a serious thyroid disorder (thyrotoxicosis), heart disease, coronary artery disease, diabetes, anemia, problems with your pituitary or adrenal glands, a history of blood clots, if you have recently had a heart attack, or if you are having any symptoms of a heart attack (chest pain or heavy feeling, pain spreading to the arm or shoulder, nausea, sweating, general ill feeling).

If you use insulin or take diabetes medicine by mouth, ask your doctor if your dose needs to be changed when you start using levothyroxine.

Different brands of levothyroxine may not work the same. If you get a prescription refill and your new pills look different, talk with your pharmacist or doctor.

It may take several weeks before your body starts to respond to this medication. Do not stop taking the medicine suddenly, even if you feel well.

Many other medicines can be affected by your thyroid hormone levels. Other medicine may also increase or decrease the effects of levothyroxine. Tell your doctor about all medications you use, start using, or stop using during your treatment with levothyroxine. This includes prescription, over-the-counter, vitamin, and herbal products. Keep a list of all your medicines and show it to any healthcare provider who treats you.

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Unithroid - User Reviews

Unithroid User Reviews

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Report Problems to the Food and Drug Administration

 

You are encouraged to report negative side effects of prescription drugs to the FDA. Visit the FDA MedWatch website or call 1-800-FDA-1088.


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