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Suffer from hypothyroidism. Is the synthroid medication animal based?

I have had Hypothyroidism since I was 27. I am now 52. In all of those years, the pill that I have taken was tiny, white and round. Now I am being given an oval grey pill from the pharmacy and being told that they are the same. I know that some Synthroid generics are animal based and some are not. I also know that animal based replacements affect some women differently. I do I tell that this is an okay switch after all of this time? Why does this pill list the name as levothyroxine sodium? I have never been told or prescribed a sodium pill.
Asked On : Thu, 4 Apr 2013
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dear ma'm, levothyroxine sodium is the salt in all thyroxine replacement. all of them are available as synthetic throxine hormone preparation. in different packing ny different names. pls confirm what your chemist has given you and get it approved by your doctor. regards!
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