Aa
Aa
A
A
A
Close
Avatar universal

levothyroxine 0.100MG vs thyroxine 0.100MG

what is the difference between levothyroxine and thyroxine if they both are the same dosage.
2 Responses
Sort by: Helpful Oldest Newest
Avatar universal
Those are interchangeable terms.  Both refer to meds that contain only T4.  However, be aware that differnt brand names and generic do contain different inactive ingredients (fillers).  Sometimes people have a reaction to a filler and changing brands can help that.
Helpful - 0
Avatar universal
Thyroxine is the thyroid hormone T4.  Levothyroxine is the generic name of T4 meds of which there are numerous brands, including the following.  Each of these brands contain thyroxine, but differ in the filler material used in manufacture of the pills.  

       Eltroxin  
      Estre  
      Euthyrox  
      Levo-T  
      Levotabs
      Levothroid  
      Levoxyl
      Novothyrox
      Synthroid
      Thyrox    
       Unithroid

There is also a new one that is a gelcap of thyroxine, with no filler.  It is called Tirosint.
Helpful - 0
Have an Answer?

You are reading content posted in the Thyroid Disorders Community

Top Thyroid Answerers
649848 tn?1534633700
FL
Avatar universal
MI
1756321 tn?1547095325
Queensland, Australia
Learn About Top Answerers
Didn't find the answer you were looking for?
Ask a question
Popular Resources
We tapped the CDC for information on what you need to know about radiation exposure
Endocrinologist Mark Lupo, MD, answers 10 questions about thyroid disorders and how to treat them
Herpes sores blister, then burst, scab and heal.
Herpes spreads by oral, vaginal and anal sex.
STIs are the most common cause of genital sores.
Condoms are the most effective way to prevent HIV and STDs.