For most patients with hypothyroidism, levothyroxine is the treatment of choice. Both synthetic and naturally derived levothyroxine are commonly prescribed to replace or supplement the hormone that is typically produced by the body’s thyroid gland. Levothyroxine is intended for long-term use

Managing hypothyroidism with levothyroxine requires taking a precise dose of your prescribed therapy every day. Your doctor will perform tests to determine what dose of your medication is right for you. These tests help your doctor determine if you are maintaining consistent levels of thyroid stimulating hormone (TSH) within your body. If your TSH level remains too low with your current dose, you may not experience relief from your hypothyroidism symptoms. To read more about the TSH test, click here.1

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