I was prescribed this drug by my doctor to see if it would decrease my benign goiter. I have noticed it’s gone down tremendously but I have noticed my hair really thinning in the past two months. In fact it’s very noticeable. I don’t want to keep taking it if I don’t have to. How can I stop taking this pill correctly?
This is a good question. Thyroid medications can cause hair loss, but usually the underlying thyroid disorder itself is the reason for the hair loss - not the medication to treat it. There are many reasons for hair loss (over 50) and so one really needs to see a physician to carefully evaluate the precise reasons. Anytime TSH raises too high or falls too low hair loss can result.
- Levothyroxine Information for Consumers
- Levothyroxine Information for Healthcare Professionals (includes dosage details)
- Side Effects of Levothyroxine (detailed)
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