UNITHROID Reviews

Average Rating: 2.8 (14 Ratings)

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 1  Hypothyroid Hair loss, diarrhea, bone pain, depression, anxiety, slow heart rate, dizziness, panic attacks, exhaustion, cold hands and feet, extreme nausea Switched back to synthroid yesterday. F 36 3 months
.137 1X D
5/31/2021
 2  Under active thyroid This drug did help me with my fatigue. I have had diarrhea and stomach discomfort for about three weeks now It's so bad I can't leave the house without fear of needing a bathroom immediately. It comes on fast and is crippling with cramps Hard to get my doctor to respond to phone calls I thought it might pass but as of tonight I can't take it anymore so I'm getting off of it immediately F 56 6 weeks
25 1X D
3/5/2021
 3  Had total thyroidectomy Heat intolerance, palpitation, irregular periods F 48 14 months
75 1X D
8/15/2020
 1  hypothyroidism Weight gain, heart racing, dry skin, fatigue F 40 14 days
75 mcg
11/10/2019
 2  hashimoto Fatigue, weight gain F 60 90 days
88 1X D
3/2/2016
 2  Hashimotos Been taking Levoxy since year 2000, was switched to synthroid & had mega problems, put back on levoxy and wow lost weight was like a different person! THEN...Had to be put on this because Levoxyl was pulled off the market last fall 2013. NOW I have extremely DRY eyes now, all fatigue has returned, joint pains returned big time, hair loss and up 20 lbs! but according to my doc my levels are perfect... I am a fitness trainer, eat low carb and no sugar, work out 5 days a week and still have this! so what good does it do to take a drug that is obviously giving a false positive on the blood tests but the symptoms are horrible... why even take medication if it is not working... this is synthetic stuff and the doctors refuse to diagnose by symptoms and use some ancient standard for blood tests and refuse their patients on real natural thyroid replacement like Armor! WHY? F 55 6 months
100 MG 1X D
4/26/2014
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 3  hypothyroidism side effects = weight gain, extremely dry cracked skin, dry eyes i do like this better than synthroid... i had a really really bad reaction to that... i'm on 50 unthroid now... even though i'm not happy with the side effects, my doc says my numbers look better... idk... maybe the side effects are temporary???????? F 46 3 months
1/31/2009
 5  hypothyroidism I was in severe hypothyroidism. Finally diagnosed with hypothyroidism with TSH @ 88 and trace elements of T3 & T4. Had all symptoms and very severe they were - weight gain, extreme fatigue, no libido, yellow skin, puffy face and eyes, allergies, no sweating, low pulse, extremely low heart rate, carpal tunnel syndrome (tingling in extremities), brain fog, confusion, couldn't concentrate and losing my mind. I can't imagine how I could have continued to live that way. I cried on average 3 hours everyday and all sensory abilities (vision, hearing, taste and smell) gone Finally found a dr. who did a simple blood test for determination of thyroidism. I was in such bad condition that first week on meds I called emergency twice - extreme fever and heat, panick attacks, etc. Was because my body "started its engines". On day 2 I had immediate mental relief. Depression completely vanished. On meds - 100 mg for approx. 5 weeks and I am a new girl! Lost 22 pounds and sweat at the gym like I was 20 again and all the tingling gone! This dr. saved my life. I was close to myexdema coma. My face looks normal. Hair has stopped falling out and I pray every woman gets a thyroid test performed every year. No person should live like those suffering from hypothyroidism. It was beyond a nightmare for me. I too told my children they have their mother back. I can't say enough good about this drug! It is the brand form otherwise known as eltroxin and my energy levels are beyond what I ever imagined. A good diet, workouts most days of the week and t F 47 35 days
5/2/2008
 5  low thyroid none at this time, but I will keep you posted. I only started the medication two days ago and I started feeling better immediately. my energy level has returned and I am feel great. F 49
12/8/2007
 4  Counter Side Effect of Lithium Carb None While taking Lithium Carbonate I experienced the side effect of EXTREME thinning of my eyebrows. It took two years of using the Levothyroxine but my eyebrows finally look like before. F 42 3 years
10/6/2007
 3   F 34 2 years
8/25/2006
 4  hashimotos thyroiditis/hypothyroid none that I can recall, some hair thinning as with most thyroid replacements but it has been tolerable so far I was taking Synthroid and still having a few problems with fatigue, etc. My Doctor recommended I try Unithroid though I am not sure of the difference in the 2 drugs. Fatigue seemed to resolve once I got to a higher dose. F 49 5 years
5/26/2005
 3  Underactive thyroid Diarrhea, insomnia, headaches I seem to have a little more energy, that's all I really notice. I could not handle the cold before, and it has helped that, but the side effects aren't good. I think I will try a natural supplement. F 44 30 days
11/12/2004
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 2  Hashimoto's Thyroiditis No side effects, but it doesn't seem to be very helpful. I still have all my symptoms: cold, hair loss, difficulty losing weight. But my T levels are normal according to the Dr. F 39 3 years
11/6/2002
  

UNITHROID  (LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM):  Levothyroxine is used to treat an underactive thyroid (hypothyroidism). It replaces or provides more thyroid hormone, which is normally produced by the thyroid gland. Low thyroid hormone levels can occur naturally or when the thyroid gland is injured by radiation/medications or removed by surgery. Having enough thyroid hormone is important for maintaining normal mental and physical activity. In children, having enough thyroid hormone is important for normal mental and physical development. This medication is also used to treat other types of thyroid disorders (such as certain types of goiters, thyroid cancer). This medication should not be used to treat infertility unless it is caused by low thyroid hormone levels.   (Sources: U.S. Centers for Medicare Services, FDA)

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