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An Avoidable Mistake and a Wake-Up Call
Jane Doe was a frail 81-year-old female resident who had resided in a skilled nursing facility for 18 months. Her medical history included hypothyroidism from having had a total thyroidectomy when she was a young adult. She required levothyroxine daily. (Source: Caring for the Ages)
Source: Caring for the Ages - October 28, 2017 Category: Health Management Authors: William C. Wilson Tags: LEGAL ISSUES Source Type: news

Levothyroxine Dose Tweaks Don't Alter Symptoms in Hypothyroidism Levothyroxine Dose Tweaks Don't Alter Symptoms in Hypothyroidism
Patients randomized to target either low-normal or high-normal thyroid levels with levothyroxine treatment show no significant differences in cognitive, mood, or quality-of-life measures.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - October 25, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology News Source Type: news

Side Effects Skyrocket in France With Levothyroxine Reformulation Side Effects Skyrocket in France With Levothyroxine Reformulation
Merck is being pressured to make the previous formulation available, despite concerns and limited supplies.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - October 11, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology News Source Type: news

Thyro-Tabs (Levothyroxine Sodium) - new on RxList
(Source: RxList - New and Updated Drug Monographs)
Source: RxList - New and Updated Drug Monographs - September 8, 2017 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

Levothyroxine for subclinical hypothyroidism has no symptomatic benefit
A recent trial, published in theNew England Journal of Medicine, found that levothyroxine treatment did not improve symptoms in subclinical hypothyroidism.Medical News Bulletin (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - September 5, 2017 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Updates From ENDO 2017: Part 2 Updates From ENDO 2017: Part 2
In part 2 of their discussion on ENDO 2017, Drs Vega and Anawalt discuss vitamin D use in kids, pyrethroids and puberty onset, and whether levothyroxine can be taken with milk.Medscape Family Medicine (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - August 11, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care Commentary Source Type: news

Levo-T (Levothyroxine Sodium Tablets) - updated on RxList
(Source: RxList - New and Updated Drug Monographs)
Source: RxList - New and Updated Drug Monographs - June 16, 2017 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

Thyroid supplementation may help in bipolar disorder
Adding levothyroxine to mood stabilisers may decrease mood episodes and reduce symptoms in a select group of female patients with bipolar disorder, according to findings presented at the American Psychiatric Association Annual Meeting 2017.Medscape (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - June 6, 2017 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Thyroid Supplementation May Help in Bipolar Disorder Thyroid Supplementation May Help in Bipolar Disorder
Adding levothyroxine to mood stabilizers may decrease mood episodes and reduce symptoms in select female patients with refractory rapid-cycling bipolar disorder, new research suggests.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - June 2, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Psychiatry News Source Type: news

Novothyrox (Levothyroxine Sodium Tablets) - updated on RxList
(Source: RxList - New and Updated Drug Monographs)
Source: RxList - New and Updated Drug Monographs - June 1, 2017 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

The New Old Age: Could Be the Thyroid; Could Be Ennui. Either Way, the Drug Isn ’ t Helping.
Doctors often prescribe levothyroxine to treat a slightly underactive thyroid, and for most older patients it has no effect. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - April 21, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: PAULA SPAN Tags: Tests (Medical) Elderly Thyroid Gland Drugs (Pharmaceuticals) Hormones Placebos Source Type: news

No Benefit of Treating Subclinical Hypothyroidism in Elderly No Benefit of Treating Subclinical Hypothyroidism in Elderly
Large randomized clinical trial finds patients aged 65 and older with subclinical hypothyroidism treated with levothyroxine didn't feel any better than those treated with placebo.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Diabetes Headlines)
Source: Medscape Diabetes Headlines - April 4, 2017 Category: Endocrinology Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology News Source Type: news

Levothyroxine Shows No Benefit in Older Adults with Subclinical Hypothyroidism (FREE)
By Amy Orciari Herman Edited by David G. Fairchild, MD, MPH, and Jaye Elizabeth Hefner, MD Levothyroxine therapy seems to offer no benefit to older adults with subclinical hypothyroidism, according to a New England Journal of … (Source: Physician's First Watch current issue)
Source: Physician's First Watch current issue - April 3, 2017 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Cow's milk decreases the body's ability to absorb oral thyroid hormone medication
Taking levothyroxine with a glass of cow's milk significantly decreases the body's ability to absorb the drug, according to a study presented at the Endocrine Society's 99th annual meeting.News Medical (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - April 3, 2017 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Cow's milk interferes with absorption of thyroid supplement levothyroxine
(The Endocrine Society) Taking the common oral thyroid hormone medication levothyroxine with a glass of cow's milk significantly decreases the body's ability to absorb the drug, a preliminary study finds. Results will be presented Sunday at ENDO 2017, the Endocrine Society's 99th annual meeting in Orlando, Fla. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - April 1, 2017 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

Tirosint-Sol (Levothyroxine Sodium Oral Solution) - new on RxList
(Source: RxList - New and Updated Drug Monographs)
Source: RxList - New and Updated Drug Monographs - March 8, 2017 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

Levothyroxine Tx During Pregnancy Not Linked to Child's IQ (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- Reassurance for mothers-to-be with thyroid deficiency (Source: MedPage Today Endocrinology)
Source: MedPage Today Endocrinology - March 2, 2017 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Treating Pregnant Women for Subclinical Thyroid Disease Unlikely to Improve Cognition in Offspring (FREE)
By the Editors Levothyroxine treatment of pregnant women with subclinical thyroid disease does not improve cognition in offspring, according to findings reported in … (Source: Physician's First Watch current issue)
Source: Physician's First Watch current issue - March 1, 2017 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Levothyroxine in Pregnancy? Still No Clear-cut Answers Levothyroxine in Pregnancy? Still No Clear-cut Answers
Treating subclinical hypothyroidism in pregnancy does not improve 5-year cognitive outcomes in offspring vs no treatment; editorialists still support treating subclinical hypothyroidism early in pregnancy.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Diabetes Headlines)
Source: Medscape Diabetes Headlines - March 1, 2017 Category: Endocrinology Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology News Source Type: news

Treating Pregnant Women With Subclinical Hypothyroidism Treating Pregnant Women With Subclinical Hypothyroidism
Do the benefits of treating pregnant women with subclinical hypothyroidism with levothyroxine outweigh the potential adverse effects?The BMJ (formerly known as the British Medical Journal) (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - February 24, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Journal Article Source Type: news

High Risk for CHD and Stroke in Patients With Thyroid Cancer High Risk for CHD and Stroke in Patients With Thyroid Cancer
Undergoing total thyroidectomy and high doses of levothyroxine were associated with a higher risk for coronary heart disease and ischemic stroke.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - February 3, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

Levothroid (Levothyroxine Sodium) - updated on RxList
(Source: RxList - New and Updated Drug Monographs)
Source: RxList - New and Updated Drug Monographs - January 26, 2017 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

Mayo Clinic Minute: A chemist's historic holiday discovery
Thyroid problems affect up to 10?percent of women and 3?percent of men. That helps explain why levothyroxine, a synthetically made thyroid hormone, is the most commonly prescribed medication in the U.S. And it was a Christmas Eve discovery at Mayo Clinic that made it possible. Here?s Dennis Douda with this Mayo Clinic Minute. Watch: The [...] (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
Source: News from Mayo Clinic - December 24, 2016 Category: Databases & Libraries Source Type: news

Morning Report: Penicillin Allergy, Levothyroxine, Statins Morning Report: Penicillin Allergy, Levothyroxine, Statins
Dr Arefa Cassoobhoy highlights some of this week's most important medical news, including confirming penicillin allergy, overuse of levothyroxine, and final USPSTF recommendations for use of statins.Medscape Internal Medicine (Source: Medscape FamilyMedicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape FamilyMedicine Headlines - December 2, 2016 Category: Primary Care Tags: Internal Medicine Commentary Source Type: news

Levothyroxine During Pregnancy May Improve Fetal Outcomes Levothyroxine During Pregnancy May Improve Fetal Outcomes
Women with hypothyroidism who were treated with levothyroxine had lower odds of early delivery and C-section and of having low-weight babies. More and larger studies are needed to confirm these results.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Diabetes Headlines)
Source: Medscape Diabetes Headlines - November 21, 2016 Category: Endocrinology Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology News Source Type: news

Time for a U-turn on Levothyroxine? Overuse Is Rife, Say Docs Time for a U-turn on Levothyroxine? Overuse Is Rife, Say Docs
Physicians should take a precautionary, patient-centered approach on deciding whether to prescribe levothyroxine to treat subclinical hypothyroidism, as it is currently being overused, says one group.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - November 14, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology News Source Type: news

Giving more pregnant women common thyroid medicine may reduce risk of complications
Extending the number of pregnant women given the common drug levothyroxine to boost thyroid hormone levels may lead to a reduced number of stillbirths, early caesarean sections and low-weight babies, according to a new study. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - November 9, 2016 Category: Science Source Type: news

Clinton's Hypothyroid Medication Draws Interest
(MedPage Today) -- Candidate is taking Armour Thyroid rather than levothyroxine (Source: MedPage Today Public Health)
Source: MedPage Today Public Health - September 26, 2016 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Levoxyl (Levothyroxine Sodium) - updated on RxList
(Source: RxList - New and Updated Drug Monographs)
Source: RxList - New and Updated Drug Monographs - September 12, 2016 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

Synthroid (Levothyroxine Sodium) - updated on RxList
(Source: RxList - New and Updated Drug Monographs)
Source: RxList - New and Updated Drug Monographs - August 31, 2016 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

Levothyroxine for Subclinical Hypothyroidism in Pregnancy Levothyroxine for Subclinical Hypothyroidism in Pregnancy
Pregnant women who take levothyroxine for subclinical hypothyroidism have a lower risk of having a low-birth-weight baby and/or one with a low Apgar score, suggesting levothyroxine is beneficial.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Diabetes Headlines)
Source: Medscape Diabetes Headlines - August 9, 2016 Category: Endocrinology Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology News Source Type: news

Levothyroxine Sodium (Levothyroxine Sodium Anhydrous Injection, Powder, Lyophilized, for Solution) - updated on RxList
(Source: RxList - New and Updated Drug Monographs)
Source: RxList - New and Updated Drug Monographs - July 18, 2016 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

Subclinical hypothyroidism: Treat or not?
The benefits of treating subclinical hypothyroidism with low-dose levothyroxine may outweigh the harms of delaying treatment until the condition has become symptomatic, requiring higher doses,... (Source: Clinical Endocrinology News)
Source: Clinical Endocrinology News - June 6, 2016 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Unithroid (Levothyroxine Sodium) - updated on RxList
(Source: RxList - New and Updated Drug Monographs)
Source: RxList - New and Updated Drug Monographs - May 16, 2016 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

Levothyroxine Replacement in Obese Hypothyroid FemalesLevothyroxine Replacement in Obese Hypothyroid Females
Obesity may factor into finding the optimal regimen for levothyroxine replacement in hypothyroid patients after thyroidectomy. Endocrine Practice (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - April 1, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology Journal Article Source Type: news

AmeriCares Provides T4 Treatment for Thyroid Awareness MonthAmeriCares Provides T4 Treatment for Thyroid Awareness Month
The global health and emergency-response organization AmeriCares partners with pharma to promote Thyroid Awareness Month and provide levothyroxine therapy to low-income patients across all 50 US states. Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Diabetes Headlines)
Source: Medscape Diabetes Headlines - February 5, 2016 Category: Endocrinology Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology News Source Type: news

Synthroid (Levothyroxine) Medication: General Information
Synthroid or, 'levothyroxine,' in its generic form, is a replacement for a hormone usually produced by a person's thyroid gland to regulate their body's metabolism and energy. Synthroid is administered when a person's thyroid does not produce enough of this hormone on its own. Synthroid treats, 'hypothyroidism,' or low thyroid hormone. The medication is also used to prevent or treat goiter, which may be caused by hormone imbalances, surgery, radiation treatment, or cancer. (Source: Disabled World)
Source: Disabled World - December 16, 2015 Category: Disability Tags: Pharmaceutical - Drug Information Source Type: news

Iron deficiency may explain persistent hypothyroidism symptoms
Between 30% and 50% of hypothyroid patients with persistent symptoms despite adequate levothyroxine therapy may have covert iron deficiency; the findings were presented at the 15th International Thyroid Congress. Clinical Endocrinology News (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - November 16, 2015 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

LT4 therapy for SCH may improve pregnancy outcomes
Levothyroxine therapy during pregnancy in women with subclinical hypothyroidism was associated with a decrease in low birth weight and low Apgar scores but not with a significant decrease in pregnancy loss in a large retrospective cohort study presented at the 15th Internation Thryroid Congress. Clinical Endocrinology News (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - November 16, 2015 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

No Thyroid-Function Benefits With T4/T3 Combo in Crossover StudyNo Thyroid-Function Benefits With T4/T3 Combo in Crossover Study
Despite anecdotal reports of improvement when patients with hypothyroidism take levothyroxine (T4) and triiodothyronine (T3) together, a new study testing a fixed-dose combination fails to impress. Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Diabetes Headlines)
Source: Medscape Diabetes Headlines - October 27, 2015 Category: Endocrinology Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology News Source Type: news

Pharmacokinetic, Pharmacodynamic and Clinical Issues in Levothyroxine Sodium Bioequivalency
Guest Editor(s) Milo Gibaldi Current methodology to assess bioequivalence of levothyroxine sodium products is inadequate Author(s) Vicky A. Blakesley Bioequivalence studies for levothyroxine Author(s) Sanford Bolton New questions regarding bioequivalence of levothyroxine preparations A Clinician's response Author(s) William L. (Source: AAPS Publications)
Source: AAPS Publications - August 19, 2015 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

Levothyroxine Affects Inflammatory Markers in HypothyroidismLevothyroxine Affects Inflammatory Markers in Hypothyroidism
Find out how levothyroxine therapy affects inflammatory biomarkers in patients with hypothyroidism. BMC Endocrine Disorders (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - July 31, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology Journal Article Source Type: news

Society endorsement for British Thyroid Association position on management of hypothyroidism
The Society for Endocrinology has endorsed the 2015 British Thyroid Association (BTA) Executive Committee statement on the management of primary hypothyroidism which was published online in Clinical Endocrinology on 25 June 2015.   Hypothyroidism affects 2 % of the UK population and is caused by reduced activity of the thyroid gland which produces the thyroid hormones, Thyroxine (T4) and Triiodothyronine (T3) which regulate the body’s metabolic rate. Hypothyroidism is usually treated by taking daily hormone replacement tablets. However, there is currently much debate about the role of combined treatment ...
Source: Society for Endocrinology - July 21, 2015 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

US endocrine societies at odds over advice on T3 for hypothyroidism
Two leading US endocrine societies — the American Thyroid Association (ATA) and the American Association for Clinical Endocrinology (AACE) — are at odds over the specific advice that should be given to doctors regarding the use of triiodothyronine (so-called T3) in patients with hypothyroidism who do not fare well on levothyroxine treatment (T4) alone. Medscape (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - February 19, 2015 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Drugs That Interact With LevothyroxineDrugs That Interact With Levothyroxine
Which prescription drugs and dietary supplements significantly affect TSH in patients taking levothyroxine? Clinical Endocrinology (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - January 21, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology Journal Article Source Type: news

High-Dose Levothyroxine Effective for Myxedema Coma TreatmentHigh-Dose Levothyroxine Effective for Myxedema Coma Treatment
Key clinical signs in the rare but deadly condition include altered mental state and infection. Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Diabetes Headlines)
Source: Medscape Diabetes Headlines - November 6, 2014 Category: Endocrinology Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology News Source Type: news

100 Most Prescribed, Best-Selling Drugs Through September100 Most Prescribed, Best-Selling Drugs Through September
The cholesterol-lowering drug rosuvastatin edged out the hypothyroid drug levothyroxine as the most prescribed drug in the United States, recent data show. Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - November 3, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care News Source Type: news

100 Most Prescribed, Best-Selling Branded Drugs Through September100 Most Prescribed, Best-Selling Branded Drugs Through September
The cholesterol-lowering drug rosuvastatin edged out the hypothyroid drug levothyroxine as the most prescribed drug in the United States, recent data show. Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Business of Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Business of Medicine Headlines - November 3, 2014 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care News Source Type: news

Standard Treatment for Underactive Thyroid Gland Still Best: Experts
The drug levothyroxine remains first choice, guidelines say (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - October 3, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Standard Treatment for Underactive Thyroid Gland Still Best: Experts
The drug levothyroxine remains first choice, guidelines say Source: HealthDay Related MedlinePlus Page: Hypothyroidism (Source: MedlinePlus Health News)
Source: MedlinePlus Health News - October 3, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news