Skip to Content

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

Question is Closed
Report Favorite

Answers (1)

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 https://www.drugs.com/mtm/levothroid.html

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

Votes: +0

Further Information

Search for questions

Still looking for answers? Try searching for what you seek or ask your own question.

Similar Questions

I take levothroid for an underactive thyroid and have been for 15 yrs?

I missed taking my daily dosage for about 2 weeks. what type of side effects would i encountered?

1 answer 7 Jun 2010

Can levothroid cause leg muscle cramps and general body aches? I started taking it about 10 weeks?

... ago and have had cramps since about week 3. Labs showed a good TSH(2.6) at 6 weeks and I started taking calcium and vit D which seems to help. I ...

3 answers 7 Dec 2010

Synthroid - How soon does the thyroid medicine start to take effect after thyroid is removed?

I had my thyroid removed 2 months ago and started my thyroid medicine 11 days ago and I am so tired since I started it. I could sleep all day. When ...

2 answers 7 Nov 2015

Levothroid - I took some robitussin cough medicine and needed to take my thyroid pill. How long?

... should I wait to take it since I took the cough medicine

2 answers 4 Mar 2016