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Old 04-27-2008, 03:16 PM   #1
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Anyone w/experiencing switching meds (Levoxyl to Levothyroxine)

Hi all,

My insurance will no longer pay for Levoxyl so I am forced to switch to Levothyroxine. Both will be 25mcgs doses, taken daily except Sundays.

Has anyone had to switch using these two particular brands and are they similar enough? Should I be prepared for problems?

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Re: Anyone w/experiencing switching meds (Levoxyl to Levothyroxine)

Both contain the same active ingredient. You may notice no difference at all... especially in such a miniscule dose. Is that actually doing anything for you?

If you do happen to notice a difference, you may be able to get your Levoxyl benefit restored if your MD is willing to go to bat for you with your insurer.

 
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Re: Anyone w/experiencing switching meds (Levoxyl to Levothyroxine)

I don't think you'll find a difference, but if you do, check into the pricing, because my insurance doesn't cover synthroid, but I only pay a few dollars more for that.

 
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