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Synthroid a synthetic thyroid hormone available in tablet or injectable form may be given in any of the following cases:

If your own thyroid gland is not making enough hormone;

If you have an enlarged thyroid (a goiter) or are at risk for developing a goiter;

If you need a suppression test to determine whether your thyroid gland is making too much hormone;

If you have certain cancers of the thyroid;

If your thyroid production is low due to surgery radiation certain drugs or disease of the pituitary gland or hypothalamus in the brain.

Your doctor will tailor the dosage to meet your individual requirements taking into consideration the status of your thyroid gland and other medical conditions you may have. Older adults often require somewhat smaller doses. To make sure the dosage is right for you the doctor will monitor your thyroid hormone level with periodic blood tests.
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Synthroid

Brand Name Prescription Drug

Pronounced: SIN-throid

Generic name: Levothyroxine
Other brand names: Levothroid Levoxyl Unithroid
Synthroid a synthetic thyroid hormone available in tablet or injectable form may be given in any of the following cases:

If your own thyroid gland is not making enough hormone;

If you have an enlarged thyroid (a goiter) or are at risk for developing a goiter;

If you need a suppression test to determine whether your thyroid gland is making too much hormone;

If you have certain cancers of the thyroid;

If your thyroid production is low due to surgery radiation certain drugs or disease of the pituitary gland or hypothalamus in the brain.

Your doctor will tailor the dosage to meet your individual requirements taking into consideration the status of your thyroid gland and other medical conditions you may have. Older adults often require somewhat smaller doses. To make sure the dosage is right for you the doctor will monitor your thyroid hormone level with periodic blood tests.

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