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Levoxyl 50 mcg

Levoxyl® (levothyroxine sodium) is a medication often prescribed for treating an underactive thyroid. It can also be used to treat a wide variety of other thyroid problems, including certain types of thyroid cancers.
The medicine comes in tablet form and is available in numerous strengths, including:
  • 25 mcg (orange)
  • 50 mcg (white)
  • 75 mcg (purple)
  • 88 mcg (olive)
  • 100 mcg (yellow)
  • 112 mcg (rose)
  • 125 mcg (brown)
  • 137 mcg (dark blue)
  • 150 mcg (blue)
  • 175 mcg (turquoise)
  • 200 mcg (pink)
  • 300 mcg (green).
Levoxyl is not a "one-size-fits-all" medication because people have varying degrees of hypothyroidism and varying responses to drugs. Doses must be individualized for each person.
Some healthcare providers will recommend starting with a low dosage (such as 25 mcg or 50 mcg of Levoxyl), while others may recommend a high dosage. You will need frequent blood tests to monitor your thyroid function, and the results of these tests will guide your healthcare provider to make any necessary dosing adjustments.
(Click Levoxyl Dosage for a list of factors that your healthcare provider may consider before making a dosing recommendation and for tips on when and how to take this medication.)
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