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Tyroid Medications

Thyroid Replacement:

Synthroid, Unithroid, Levoxyl

These medicines are thyroid hormones used to treat hypothyroidism. They may also be used to treat other conditions as determined by your doctor.

Side effects that may occur while taking this medicine include headache, nervousness, trembling, sweating, increased appetite, diarrhea, weight loss or insomnia. Contact your doctor if you experience chest pain, rapid or irregular heartbeat, shortness of breath, or seizures.


Propylthiouracil is an anti-thyroid agent used to reduce the amount of thyroid hormone produced by your body. It may also be used to treat other conditions as determined by your doctor.

Side effects that may go away during treatment include nausea, stomach upset, itching, muscle pain, headache, drowsiness, or change in taste. Contact your doctor if you experience fever, sore throat, unusual bleeding or bruising, rash, yellow discoloration of skin or eyes, or vomiting.

Some medicines or medical conditions may interact with these medicines. Inform your doctor or pharmacist of all prescription and over-the-counter medicine that you are taking. Inform your doctor of any other medical conditions, allergies, pregnancy, or breast-feeding. Contact your doctor or pharmacist if you have any questions or concerns about taking this medicine. The information contained below is not a comprehensive discussion of these medications and do not substitute for a thorough discussion with your health care provider(s).