Levothyroxine (levothyroxine): Reviews and patient testimonials

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Medication indications

Levothyroxine 100 micrograms/5ml Oral Solution

Levothyroxine Oral Solution is indicated for:

i) hypothyroidism (congenital or acquired)

ii) diffuse non toxic goitre

iii) goitre associated with Hashimoto's thyroiditis

iv) suppression therapy in thyroid carcinoma.

Levothyroxine 100mcg tablets

Recommended clinical indications: Control of hypothyroidism, congenital hypothyroidism in infants, acquired hypothyroidism in children and juvenile myxoedema.

Levothyroxine 100micrograms per 5ml Oral Solution

Levothyroxine Oral Solution is indicated for:

i) hypothyroidism (congenital or acquired)

ii) diffuse non toxic goitre

iii) goitre associated with Hashimoto's thyroiditis

iv) Suppression therapy in thyroid carcinoma

Levothyroxine 25 micrograms Tablets

Levothyroxine sodium is used in adults and children for the treatment of thyroid deficiency states.

Levothyroxine 25 micrograms/5ml Oral Solution

Levothyroxine Oral Solution is indicated for:

i) hypothyroidism (congenital or acquired)

ii) diffuse non toxic goitre

iii) goitre associated with Hashimoto's thyroiditis

iv) suppression therapy in thyroid carcinoma.

Levothyroxine 25mcg tablets

Recommended clinical indications: Control of hypothyroidism, congenital hypothyroidism in infants, acquired hypothyroidism in children and juvenile myxoedema.

Levothyroxine 25micrograms per 5ml Oral Solution

Levothyroxine Oral Solution is indicated for:

i) hypothyroidism (congenital or acquired)

ii) diffuse non toxic goitre

iii) goitre associated with Hashimoto's thyroiditis

iv) Suppression therapy in thyroid carcinoma

Levothyroxine 25micrograms/5ml Oral Solution

• Hypothyroidism (congenital or acquired)

• Diffuse non toxic goitre

• Goitre associated with Hashimoto's thyroiditis

• Suppression therapy in thyroid carcinoma

Levothyroxine 25 micrograms/5ml oral solution in this formulation is not suitable for children under the age of five years due to the excipient content. Alternative formulations of levothyroxine 25 micrograms/5ml oral solution exist, with a different excipient content, that are more suitable for the paediatric population under five years of age.

Levothyroxine 50 micrograms/5ml Oral Solution

Levothyroxine Oral Solution is indicated for:

i) hypothyroidism (congenital or acquired)

ii) diffuse non toxic goitre

iii) goitre associated with Hashimoto's thyroiditis

iv) suppression therapy in thyroid carcinoma.

Levothyroxine 50mcg tablets

Recommended clinical indications: Control of hypothyroidism, congenital hypothyroidism in infants, acquired hypothyroidism in children and juvenile myxoedema.

Levothyroxine 50micrograms per 5ml Oral Solution

Levothyroxine Oral Solution is indicated for:

i) hypothyroidism (congenital or acquired)

ii) diffuse non toxic goitre

iii) goitre associated with Hashimoto's thyroiditis

iv) Suppression therapy in thyroid carcinoma

Levothyroxine 50micrograms/5ml Oral Solution

• Hypothyroidism (congenital or acquired)

• Diffuse non toxic goitre

• Goitre associated with Hashimoto's thyroiditis

• Suppression therapy in thyroid carcinoma

Levothyroxine 50 micrograms/5ml oral solution in this formulation is not suitable for children under the age of five years due to the excipient content. Alternative formulations of levothyroxine 50 micrograms/5ml oral solution exist, with a different excipient content, that are more suitable for the paediatric population under five years of age.

Levothyroxine Tablets BP 100 micrograms

Recommended clinical indications:

1. control of hypothyroidism,

2. congenital hypothyroidism in infants

3. acquired hypothyroidism in children

4. juvenile myxoedema.

Levothyroxine Tablets BP 50 micrograms

Recommended clinical indications:

1. control of hypothyroidism,

2. congenital hypothyroidism in infants

3. acquired hypothyroidism in children

4. juvenile myxoedema.


Route of administration: Oral
Molecule: levothyroxine

Patients' opinions on Levothyroxine

In brief

General satisfaction level: 4.44/10 Learn more

Treatment's effectiveness: 5.22/10 Learn more

Ease of use: 7.00/10 Learn more

Adherence to prescription: 7.56/10 Learn more

Detected side effects: 3.44/10 Learn more

Improvement in the quality of life: 6.00/10 Learn more

1 = Not at all satisfied
10 = Extremely satisfied

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10 = Extremely satisfied

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1 = Never
10 = Always

1 = Not at all important
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1 = Not at all satisfied
10 = Extremely satisfied

Tips and advice of the community


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lesmal • Ambassador
on 15/05/2020

I must admit I have no idea either if Levothyroxine is working. I've been on it now for almost 3 years here in Northern Ireland. My Doctor takes regular blood checks every six months to check thyroid levels, but whether the medication works I'm not sure.

Other medication i.e. for epilepsy is more vital to me at this stage. 

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Jill884
on 13/05/2020

I have no idea if this medication works or helps me in anyway. I was prescribed this many years ago (possibly 20 years) at the time I was constantly exhausted & I’m still exhausted. I put my tiredness down to my constant pain & RA as the medication didn’t make any difference to this. 

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lesmal • Ambassador
on 02/04/2020

Please ensure regular blood tests are done to make sure your thyroid levels are correct. 

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lesmal • Ambassador
on 02/04/2020

Please ensure regular blood tests are done to make sure your thyroid levels are correct. 

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Earthed
on 01/11/2019

I've been on Levothyroxine 100 for several years, when I initially took it it seemed to really shift my  symptoms for a few weeks but it hasn't lasted, I now seem very prone to 'pulling muscles' when I exercise, not sure if it is a side effect, part of the condition or just getting older??

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fxmasterteam
on 14/05/2019

I am using this in conjunction with other pituitary conditions and so am not reeally able to say if it's in or effective but don't think I am in receipt of any side effects that are contrary to my quality of life.

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lesmal • Ambassador
on 08/07/2018

I have never been impressed with Levothyroxine - I was put on it for Hypothyroidism but it doesn't make much difference. 

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Conditions related to this medication

Fact sheet

Thyroid cancer

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