9 Do's and Don'ts for Taking Thyroid Medicine

Take control of your condition.

If you have hypothyroidism, most likely your doctor has prescribed synthetic thyroxine (Synthroid and Levoxyl are brand names for the drug) to replace the hormones your thyroid is no longer able to make. These pills completely control the condition for many people, but to work, you must take them correctly. Make sure you know how.

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