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Levothyroxine

Basics

Name

Levothyroxine

Pronunciation

(lee voe thye ROKS een)

Brand Names: US

  • Euthyrox
  • Levoxyl
  • Synthroid
  • Thyquidity
  • Tirosint
  • Tirosint-SOL
  • Unithroid

Therapeutic Category

  • Thyroid Product

Medication Safety Issues

Sound-alike/look-alike issues:

Levothyroxine may be confused with lamoTRIgine, Lanoxin, levoFLOXacin, liothyronine

Levoxyl may be confused with Lanoxin, Levaquin, Luvox

Synthroid may be confused with Symmetrel

Administration issues:

Significant differences exist between oral and IV dosing. Use caution when converting from one route of administration to another.

Other safety concerns:

To avoid errors due to misinterpretation of a decimal point, always express dosage in mcg (not mg).

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