Levothroid - will taking this medicine keep me from having my thyroid removed?

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6 Aug 2009

Levothroid (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.
see http://www.drugs.com/mtm/levothroid.html

You will find more information on thyroid gland removal at http://www.drugs.com/enc/thyroid-gland-removal.html

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