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What are the side effects of taking Levoxyl?

What are the side effects of taking Levoxyl?

Common side effects may include:

  • chest pain, irregular heartbeats;
  • shortness of breath;
  • headache, leg cramps, muscle pain or weakness;
  • tremors, feeling nervous or irritable, trouble sleeping;
  • increased appetite;
  • feeling hot;
  • weight loss;
  • changes in your menstrual periods;

How is Levoxyl different from levothyroxine?

Levoxyl and Synthroid are brand names for the drug levothyroxine. Both medications contain the same active ingredient, levothyroxine, but they contain different inactive ingredients. Levoxyl tablets contain the inactive ingredients: Calcium sulfate dihydrate.

What should you not take with Levoxyl?

Some medicines should not be taken at the same time of day as levothyroxine as they can reduce the amount of levothyroxine your body takes in, including:

  • antacids.
  • calcium salts.
  • iron salts.
  • orlistat, a medicine used for weight loss.
  • sucralfate, a medicine used to treat stomach ulcers.

What are the side effects if your thyroid medication is too strong?

Symptoms of severe overtreatment include:

  • Anxiety.
  • Mood swings.
  • Hand tremors.
  • Diarrhea.
  • Muscle weakness, mainly in the thighs and shoulders.
  • Weight loss.
  • Inability to sleep and/or focus.
  • Abnormally increased heart rate, even at rest.

What are the rare side effects of levothyroxine?


  • Blurred or double vision.
  • eye pain.
  • lack or slowing of normal growth in children.
  • limp or walk favoring one leg.
  • pain in the hip or knee.
  • severe headache.

Is Levoxyl safe?

Levoxyl should not be used to treat obesity or weight problems. Dangerous side effects or death can occur from the misuse of levothyroxine, especially if you are taking any other weight-loss medications or appetite suppressants. Since thyroid hormone occurs naturally in the body, almost anyone can take Levoxyl.

Is Levoxyl a good brand?

It’s Equally Safe. Generic levothyroxine is just as safe as the brand names—in the United States, these include Synthroid, Levoxyl, Unithroid, and Tirosint—because it has the same FDA-approved active ingredient (levothyroxine).

Does Levoxyl cause weight gain?

Official answer. In most cases, levothyroxine causes some weight loss. According to the American Thyroid Association, when this medication is started, you may lose up to 10% of your weight. This weight is mainly water weight, since being hypothyroid makes you retain water.

What does too much thyroid medication feel like?

Symptoms of overmedication can include anxiety, diarrhea, depression, elevated heartbeat, elevated blood pressure, fatigue, irritability, difficulty concentrating, difficulty sleeping, being overheated, and unprompted or unintentional weight loss.