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Does thyroid medication cause appetite loss?

Does any of these medicines - Thyroxine Sodium tablets, 25 mcg & cyproterone acetate and ethinyloestradiol cause loss of appetite? I have been detected with hypothyroid and have increase in prolactin and testosterone levels.. ps,im female , 21 , studing and have lost 2 kgs in 3 days, thats when i started with my meds..
Wed, 27 Nov 2019
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Diabetologist 's  Response

Thyroxine usually causes increase in appetite and paradoxically cause weight loss due to its action on basal metabolic rate. I would suggest my patient to not think about transient weight loss and concentrate on controlling the thyroid hormone status. In that respect, I would suggest you to have a regular follow up with your physician/ endocrinologist.

Hope I have answered your query. Let me know if I can assist you further.

Dr. Nishith R. S., Diabetologist
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