Posts Tagged ‘levothyroxine’

Black Box Drugs Your Doctor Should Question

Black Box Drugs Your Doctor Should Question

Black box drugs are prescription drugs with serious side effects. This warning is the one the FDA considers the most severe. According to prescription drug retailer Walgreen’s, this warning is only used “when there is reasonable evidence of an association of a serious hazard with the drug. Some of the most common drugs have black…

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Levothyroxine: Is It A Waste of Money

Levothyroxine: Is It A Waste of Money

Is levothyroxine a waste of money? This is the question being asked after a recent study found this medication ineffective and labeled it a waste of time and money. To clarify, this study was done on people who are 65 and older and was done in the UK. The placebo-controlled study involved 737 pensioners over…

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Drug Side Effects: Is It All In Our Heads

Drug Side Effects: Is It All In Our Heads

Drug side effects have been in the news quite a bit lately. Ever since Merck reformulated their levothyroxine medication, thousands of patients in France have reported widespread side effects. The French drug safety group National Agency for Medicines and Health Products Safety (ANSM) is expected to release an account of the adverse-event reports later this month,…

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Levothyrox: Have You Noticed the Change?

Levothyrox: Have You Noticed the Change?

Levothyrox (also know as Levothyroxine) is a medication that many who suffer from thyroid disease take on a daily basis. However, there are complaints surfacing that the change in the formula is causing problems with symptom control among thyroid patients. This problem is so serious that a petition has been launched and has collected 20 000 signatures…

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Old Natural Thyroid Treatment that Doctors Hate

Old Natural Thyroid Treatment that Doctors Hate

There is an old natural thyroid treatment that doctors hate. It’s called Armour Thyroid. In this article, Maureen McFadden shares a thyroid patients’ story about how her doctor would tell her all her thyroid levels were great! But, whycouldn’t she walk or do any of the activities she enjoyed? The author goes on to state…

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Thyroid Testing: The Infamous Blood Test

Thyroid Testing. The Infamous Blood Test

Thyroid testing is done with a blood test, but how reliable is that test? Dr. Andrew Dickens explains the problems with how thyroid function is tested. His point being that zero of the thyroid function takes place in the blood, so why is thyroid function tested with a blood test? Dr. Dickens shares that for…

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Using Metformin for Thyroid Disease

Using Metformin for Thyroid Disease

Using metformin for treatment of thyroid disease has been proven to be beneficial according to an article published in the Journal of Endocrinology. Metformin is a drug commonly prescribed for Type II diabetes. A recent report publishedin the Journal of Endocrinology reviewed the current understanding of the relationship between metformin and thyroid disease. The authors…

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Nagging Symptoms of Hypothyroidism

Nagging Symptoms of Hypothyroidism

The nagging symptoms of hypothyroidism can be annoying at best to debilitating at the worst. About 15 percent of the 10-12 million people in the U.S. with hypothyroidism, or an underactive thyroid, continue to feel sick despite following the standard of care recommended by the American Thyroid Association. Physicians routinely prescribe levothyroxine, a synthetic thyroid…

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Levothyroxine: A New Treatment Plan Is Needed

Levothyroxine

A new finding suggests that levothyroxine monotherapy does not deliver enough therapy for the treatment of hypothyroidism. Levothyroxine only monotherapy it seemsis not the best treatment for hypothyroidism. The study shows that adding aT3 hormone tolevothyroxine eased more hypothyroidism symptoms than levothyroxine alone. This is good news for those who still have symptoms they deal…

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