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Levothyroxine is a prescription drug used to treat hypothyroidism, a condition caused by an underactive thyroid gland. It’s a synthetic version of the human hormone thyroxine. If your body is unable to produce thyroxine, a doctor may prescribe levothyroxine. It comes in tablet or capsule form and is often taken in conjunction with other medicines. While it’s primarily used to treat hypothyroidism, in some cases, it also forms part of the treatment plan for some types of thyroid cancer.

Sometimes referred to as L-thyroxine, it was originally developed in 1927 and is today second on the list of most prescribed drugs in the U.S. It’s available in brand-name and generic versions. Doctors can prescribe levothyroxine online.

Hypothyroidism is a slow-acting issue that can take several years to diagnose because the symptoms are similar to those of other conditions. Common symptoms include:

  • Tiredness
  • Weight gain
  • Cold sensitivity
  • Muscle aches and cramps

What is Levothyroxine Prescribed For?

Levothyroxine is most commonly prescribed to treat hypothyroidism, a condition caused by an underactive thyroid gland. Though it doesn’t cure the condition, it does help to improve symptoms. It is the preferred option for the majority of people who have hypothyroidism, who typically need to treat the condition all their lives.

The drug is also used to treat goiter, which occurs when a gland becomes enlarged. Doctors may also use levothyroxine in conjunction with other medicines and surgery to treat certain types of thyroid cancer.

How Does Levothyroxine Work?

Your body’s thyroid gland naturally produces a hormone called thyroxine, which controls the body’s metabolic rate; in other words, your body’s energy use. It also plays a big role in the function of your heart and muscles, your digestion, and bone and brain health.

If you have hypothyroidism, your body will not produce enough of the thyroxine hormone, and that can cause many aspects of the body to slow down or not function as well as they should. Levothyroxine is a synthetic (man-made) version of the thyroxine hormone that your body cannot produce. It’s a way to artificially provide your body with the thyroxine hormone it needs.

What Are The Side Effects of Levothyroxine?

Some people can experience side effects when taking levothyroxine. The side effects usually occur because the prescribed dose is too high for what the body needs. Any side effects typically cease once a lower dose is taken or if treatment is stopped.

The side effects of levothyroxine are usually the same as the symptoms of hypothyroidism. These side effects can include:

  • Tiredness
  • Weight gain
  • Cold sensitivity
  • Muscle aches and cramps

If you experience side effects, speak to your primary care doctor, who will adjust the dose.

Frequently Asked Questions About Levothyroxine

How to Take Levothyroxine?

Levothyroxine should be taken once a day, ideally in the morning. It’s important to take the medicine at least thirty minutes before eating and drinking tea or coffee (or any other drink containing caffeine) since both of them can prevent levothyroxine from working as well as it could.

Most people start with a standard dose, but it’s often adjusted over time, depending on the individual’s response. If you need to take more levothyroxine, you may need to take multiple tables as part of one dosage.

What to Avoid While Taking Levothyroxine?

Some people are unable to take levothyroxine, such as people who take medications like carbamazepine, phenytoin, rifampicin, amiodarone, and estrogens. The drug can also interact with diabetes medication and warfarin. You may be able to take levothyroxine once the dosage of these two medications has been adjusted.

It’s also important to avoid certain foods and drinks, either around the time you’re taking levothyroxine or entirely. Avoid caffeine until at least thirty minutes after you’ve taken the medication. It’s best to avoid products containing calcium, such as milk, yogurt, and cheese, for at least four hours before/after taking medication. Soy products, such as tofu, should not be eaten too frequently since they can prevent levothyroxine from working properly.

Can You Get Levothyroxine Over the Counter?

No, Levothyroxine is a prescription medication and cannot be obtained over the counter.

Can You Get a Levothyroxine Prescription Online?

Yes, you can get a prescription for Levothyroxine online from DrHouse, if your physician deems it appropriate during your video consultation, based on your medical history and current symptoms.


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Frequently asked questions

  • Yes, you can get a new prescription or refill an existing one online through DrHouse. You just need to start a consultation with one of our licensed providers and they will be able to assess your needs and provide you with a prescription if necessary.

    Please note that the final decision always rests with the doctor based on their professional judgment and your health needs.

  • There are certain medications that cannot be prescribed online by DrHouse physicians due to safety reasons. These include controlled substances, such as opioids and other narcotics, as well as drugs with a high potential for abuse or dependence. DrHouse physicians also don’t prescribe Gabapentin, medical marijuana, muscle relaxants, and HRT medications.

  • With DrHouse getting a new prescription or a refill for your current Rx is a straightforward and quick process. All you need to do is follow a few easy steps:

    • Download the DrHouse telehealth app on your mobile device.
    • Create an account by providing basic information and medical history.
    • Start an on-demand virtual video consultation with one of our licensed physicians.
    • Discuss your medical needs and concerns with one of our physicians.
    • A doctor will review your medical history, symptoms, and current medications (if any) to determine if an online prescription is appropriate for you.
    • If a physician approves, they will electronically send a new prescription or refill request to the pharmacy of your choice.
    • Pick up your medication from the pharmacy.

    DrHouse makes it easy for you to get an online prescription from the comfort of your own home. No more waiting in line at the doctor’s office or pharmacy, and no need to take time off work to see a doctor. Our telehealth platform allows you to access quality medical care from anywhere with an internet connection.

    For more information about how our telehealth platform works visit our “How DrHouse Works” page.

  • During your virtual consultation with a DrHouse physician, you will have the opportunity to discuss your medical needs and concerns.

    The consultation will consist of a video call where a physician will assess your medical history and ask you questions about your symptoms and any other relevant information. This is to ensure that a physician has all the necessary information to make an informed decision about your prescription.

    You can also ask any questions or clarify any doubts you may have about your condition or medication. Our physicians are happy to address any concerns you may have.

    Once a physician has assessed your needs, they will determine if and what type of prescription is appropriate for you. If a new prescription or refill is approved, a doctor will send it electronically to your chosen pharmacy.

  • With our on-demand telehealth service, you have the opportunity to see the first available doctor in as little as 10 to 15 minutes. However, the exact consult time will depend on the complexity of your case and the thoroughness required by the healthcare provider to make an informed decision.

  • Absolutely, it is safe to get an online prescription from DrHouse. We are committed to ensuring the highest standards of patient safety and privacy.

    All our providers are highly qualified US-based physicians and often affiliated with major hospitals. They are board-certified and from the top U.S. medical schools with an average of 20 years of experience.

    We strictly adhere to HIPAA regulations, ensuring your personal and medical information is kept secure and confidential. Also, we comply with all applicable state and federal laws related to telehealth and the prescribing of medications.

    Therefore, you can rest assured knowing that your safety and privacy are our top priorities when you use DrHouse’s services.

  • DrHouse strives to provide accessible and affordable telehealth services. DrHouse urgent care, primary care, and specialist visits are $129 or your copay. This includes everything from your initial consultation through to the prescription of your medication.

    The cost of a doctor’s visit may be covered fully by your insurance. A typical copay is around $25. We recommend checking with your insurance provider to understand the extent of your coverage for telehealth services.

    To learn more about how much DrHouse costs, visit our pricing page

  • Yes, DrHouse accepts most major insurances, including Blue Cross Blue Shield, Aetna, and Medicare. The extent of coverage may vary depending on your individual plan.

  • Our physicians are able to prescribe up to a 90-day prescription without labs for any previously prescribed medication if it’s medically appropriate and is not classified as a controlled substance.

    DrHouse physicians also don’t prescribe Gabapentin, medical marijuana, muscle relaxants, and HRT medications.

    DrHouse physicians use their medical judgment to determine whether to prescribe and the duration.

    In certain cases, the prescription may be limited to 30 days or less. There also may be a 12-month cap for some prescriptions without labs. For medications requiring annual monitoring (such as blood work or imaging), the maximum prescription limit is 90 days within a year without labs.

    DrHouse physicians can refer patients to labs for longer prescription periods or refills.