OK so I did some reaserch on the drug Synthroid. It says the pill itself is supposed to say SYNTHROID. . HOWEVER Mine doesn't It say's Flint. Then on the other side it says 25 ? Is this the generic brand or did the Pharmicy mess up ? Someone please let me know !
I have several different strengths of synthroid (every time they change my dose, it seems like they do it right after I've refilled my script) and none of them say "synthroid" on them. They all have the strength (100,88,50, etc) on one side and appear to be blank on the other side (either that or my bifocals aren't working well tonight LOL). The script from my dr specified Synthroid as "medically necessary", which means that the pharmacy can't substitute a generic. The label on the bottle says "Synthroid", so I can only presume that's what's inside.
I don't know what the "Flint" on your pills means.
My endocrinologist told me that using generic thyroid medications was dangerous, and to Never use it. Especially for me since I have had a total thyroidectomy and need a higher dose of hormone. He said that each pharmacy uses different companies, at different times, who uses different ingredients. He said some even have additives such as antifreeze. THis may be a far fetch but I don't wanna take the chance. ALso he said with the synthroid you always get the same thing (if the dose is the same). No additives, so it's not weekened by other components. It's a steady supply of the same type of medication to the thryoid. I also asked about Armour desicated hormone, which is a natural hormone that is made from pig thyroid. problem is if the pork industry is down you may or may not be able to get your meds. Plus there is no real scientic proof that this is better for you.
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