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what really is the difference between levothyroxine and levothroid
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649848 tn?1534633700
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The active ingredient in levothyroxine and levothroid is the same; however, each manufacturer uses different fillers/binders to make the pills.  Some people can have reaction to those.

I agree that there is debate over the use of generic vs brand name.  I actually did better on generic levo than I did synthroid, but everyone is different.
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Levothyroxine, also called L-thyroxine, is a synthetic form of thyroxine (thyroid hormone).  In the United States, brand names include Synthroid, Levoxyl, Levothroid, Eltroxin, Tirosint and Unithroid; Generic forms are Levothyroxine sodium USP and L-thyroxine.  There is still debate over whether generic thyroid supplements are as effective as thyroid brand name supplements.

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