Question by  skateycat (124)

Is Synthroid a weight loss drug?


Answer by  katrescuer (431)

No, Synthroid is not a weight loss drug. It is a drug thyroid replacement drug that is given for people with hypothyroidism, and given to people that have had radioactive iodine for hyperthyroidism as a thyroid replacement hormone.


Answer by  markochiguegmailcom (514)

No. Synthroid (generic name: levothyroxine) is a thyroid hormone replacement drug. This drug is used if one's thyroid gland does produce enough levothyroxine.


Answer by  vietnamgirls (1177)

Synthroid is a drug prescribed for hypothyroidism. It is a replacement for hormones produced by the thyroid gland which regulates energy and metabolism. It is prescribed when the thyroid doesnt produce enough hormone on its own. Usually a person on Synthroid will have to take it for the rest of their life. It should not be used for weight loss.


Answer by  ez (187)

Synthroid is not a weight loss drug, but a synthetic form of a thyroid hormone used to treat people with a low functioning thyroid or an enlarged thyroid gland. Synthroid can cause changes in both appetite and weight, but is not given for weight loss.


Answer by  Cali2307 (1337)

The primary use of synthroid is to treat hypothyroidism, or underactive thyroid. This may be because of a natural deficiency or because of thyroid removal. One of the possible side affects of synthroid is weight loss, but increase in appetite is also listed. Consult your doctor if either persist.


Answer by  Erin91 (54)

Synthroid is not a weight loss drug. It is used to help regulate your TSH. Normal TSH should range between 3 and 5. The T4 is also a critical part of your thyroid. There are generic versions of synthroid available does not work well with all thyroid patients. If you have concerns, talk with your doctor.

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