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Synthroid: generic, class & type of drug?

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Win Wong 3 May 2010

Synthroid is a thyroid medication, I know this cuz i have an in active thyroid and I was on this drug for sometime.

Rajive Goel 3 May 2010

Generic name of Sythroid: Levothyroxine Sodium tabs.

Levothyroxine sodium is used for the following indications:

Hypothyroidism- As replacement or supplemental therapy in congenital or acquired hypothyroidism of any etiology, except transient hypothyroidism during the recovery phase of subacute thyroiditis. Specific indications include: primary (thyroidal), secondary (pituitary), and tertiary (hypothalamic) hypothyroidism and subclinical hypothyroidism. Primary hypothyroidism may result from functional deficiency, primary atrophy, partial or total congenital absence of the thyroid gland, or from the effects of surgery, radiation, or drugs, with or without the presence of goiter.

Pituitary TSH Suppression- In the treatment or prevention of various types of euthyroid goiters, including thyroid nodules, subacute or chronic lymphocytic thyroiditis (Hashimoto's thyroiditis), multinodular goiter and, as an adjunct to surgery and radioiodine therapy in the management of thyrotropin-dependent well-differentiated thyroid cancer. Hope this helps.

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