What is the half life of levothyroxine?

Half life elimination is 6?7 days for individuals with normal lab results; 9?10 days for folks with hypothyroidism; 3?4 days for folks with hyperthyroidism. Thyroid hormones are primarily eliminated by the kidneys (aproximatelly 80 %), with urinary excretion decreasing with age.

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What can I take instead of levothyroxine?

Armour Thyroid is considered the natural alternative to levothyroxine. While it is not the first-choice treatment for all those with a thyroid condition, according to the friends of ours at Iodine, most people really prefer Armour Thyroid over levothyroxine.

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Do you have to take levothyroxine for life?

An underactive thyroid is a lifelong condition, so you will usually need to take levothyroxine for the rest of the life of yours. If you are recommended levothyroxine because you’ve an underactive thyroid, you’re entitled to a medical exemption certificate. This means you don’t have to pay for the prescriptions of yours.

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