It's important to take Synthroid exactly as your doctor prescribed, and create a routine that helps you take it the same way each day. This is because when you take your medicine, how you take it, and other factors affect how your body absorbs the medicine and how effective it is.
Get tips for taking Synthroid the right way, every day.
Stay with Synthroid
To help keep your thyroid hormone in balance, your doctor may prefer that you stay on Synthroid. The Food and Drug Administration has determined that some, but not all, levothyroxine products are interchangeable. A levothyroxine product that is not interchangeable with Synthroid might not have the exact same effect on your thyroid-stimulating hormone (TSH) as Synthroid.
If you are switched to a levothyroxine product that isn't interchangeable, you may need an additional
TSH test in 8-12 weeks. Talk to your doctor to see if you should stay with Synthroid.
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1. Food and Drug Administration. Approved Drug Products with Therapeutic Equivalence Evaluations (Orange Book); 30th ed. 2010. Available at: http://www.fda.org Accessed March 1, 2013.
2. AACE Thyroid Task Force. American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists medical guidelines for clinical practice for the evaluation and treatment of hypothyroidism and hyperthyroidism. Endocr Pract. 2002;8:457-469.