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Can You Get Synthroid (Levothyroxine) Online?
Yes, licensed medical doctors can prescribe Synthroid (Levothyroxine) online after a medical evaluation.
You can speak with one of our online doctors to learn more about Synthroid. Book an online appointment with one of our top doctors using your phone or computer.
During your virtual visit, a physician will review your symptoms and medical history to provide a diagnosis. If the doctor determines that a patient would qualify for Synthroid, they can write a prescription and electronically send it to a nearby pharmacy for pickup.
What Is Synthroid (Levothyroxine)?
Synthroid is one of the most common synthetic hormones (generic name, levothyroxine) prescribed to individuals with insufficient levels of thyroid hormones.
For those lacking proper thyroid function, synthetic hormones, such as Synthroid, are crucial to help the body convert food into energy, among other important processes.
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Synthroid (Levothyroxine) Prescription FAQs
Can You Request a Synthroid (Levothyroxine) Prescription Online?
You need to talk to a licensed doctor and receive a medical evaluation in order to request a prescription for Synthroid (Levothyroxine). You can book an appointment online with one of our board-certified doctors to learn more about Synthroid.
If you are not yet diagnosed with hypothyroidism, our online doctors can provide you with a lab order to get tested. There are a number of different tests available and your doctor will recommend the one(s) best for you.
If your hypothyroidism diagnosis is confirmed, your physician will speak with you about treatment plan options. If your doctor includes a prescription as part of your thyroid treatment, the doctor will write you a prescription and have it electronically sent to your local pharmacy.
What Are the Symptoms of an Under-active Thyroid?
If you have not been diagnosed with hypothyroidism, though you are experiencing unexplained symptoms, you may be wondering if you have an under-active thyroid and could benefit from Synthroid.
Here are some symptoms of an underactive thyroid:
– Dry skin, thinning hair
– Impaired memory
– Irregular or heavy menstrual cycles
– Puffy face
– Joint stiffness and pain
– Enlarged thyroid gland (goiter)
– Elevated blood cholesterol level
– Increased sensitivity to cold
– Muscle weakness, aches
– Slowed heart rate
– Weight gain
What Are the Causes of Hypothyroidism?
There are several different factors that can cause an underactive thyroid, including:
– Thyroid surgery
– Iodine deficiency
– Radiation therapy
– Pituitary disorder
What Are the Risk Factors for Hypothyroidism?
While anybody can get hypothyroidism, you have a higher risk if you:
– Have a family history of thyroid problems
– Are a woman
– Have an autoimmune disease, such as type 1 diabetes or celiac disease
– Have recently had thyroid surgery
– Have recently been pregnant
– Are older than 6
– Have been treated with radioactive iodine or anti-thyroid medications
– Received radiation to your neck or upper chest
What Are the Precautions and Side Effects of Synthroid (Levothyroxine)?
Before taking any new medication, be sure to talk with your doctor about the potential risks and side effects.
You should always tell your doctor your complete medical history and all medications you are taking, including supplements, over-the-counter medications, and recreational drugs to ensure there are no harmful drug interactions.
While Synthroid is generally considered safe, it is not for everybody. It can lead to osteoporosis, especially in women.
Synthroid is not approved for weight loss in people with normal thyroid function and should only be taken by people who are deficient in thyroid hormones.
Synthroid can cause life-threatening complications in people with normal thyroid levels.
How Can an Online Doctor Diagnose and Treat My Thyroid Disorder?
If you have not been diagnosed with a thyroid disorder yet, you will need to undergo some thyroid tests. An online doctor can write you a referral for these tests and refer you to your closest lab, during your online consultation. Thyroid testing is usually just a simple blood test. Your results will be sent back to your online doctor who will reach out to you and go over your results. After diagnosing your condition, you will work with the doctor to create a comprehensive treatment plan. Our doctors may prescribe Synthroid or Levothyroxine for thyroid treatment.
What Are Other Conditions That Levothyroxine Treats?
Levothyroxine is primarily used for underactive thyroids, but it is sometimes prescribed for goiters and thyroid cancer. It is not safe to take levothyroxine for the sake of losing weight. Do not start, stop, or change the dosage of levothyroxine without consulting a doctor.
What Should You Know About the Absorption of Levothyroxine?
Some foods and supplements can affect the absorption of levothyroxine including soy, coffee, iron, calcium, and aluminum hydroxide. To avoid absorption problems, avoid these products or take them at least 4 hours apart from taking levothyroxine.
What Are the Possible Levothyroxine Interactions With Other Drugs?
Taking any of the following medications/drugs in combination with Levothyroxine can increase the risk of serious side effects:
– Antidepressants – The combined side effects of popular antidepressants such as sertraline and amitriptyline increase the risk for arrhythmias, or irregular heartbeat.
– Sympathomimetic Drugs – Taking drugs such as pseudoephedrine and albuterol containing stimulant effects will increase the risk of side effects and make you susceptible to developing serious heart complications.
–Blood Thinners – Blood thinners such as Warfarin increase the chances of excessive bleeding. The dosage of your blood thinner will need to be adjusted if you start taking Levothyroxine.
– Ketamine – Taking Ketamine and Levothyroxine will lead to a highly elevated heart rate placing you at risk of a heart attack. It also raises the risk of spurring long-term high blood pressure problems.
Telehealth is not appropriate for serious conditions that require immediate attention or emergency care. If you experience any life-threatening issues, call 911 or go to an emergency room immediately.
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