I've just begun taking Levothyroxine for hypothyroidism. It's made by Actavis, and its ingredients are -
Anhydrous Levothyroxine Sodium
Lactose, Magnesium Stearate, Maize Starch, Stearic Acid, Pregelatinised Maize Starch
I'm on one 50mcg tablet a day. I take it first thing in the morning, with a few sips of water. I then wait 30 minutes, before having anything else to drink/eat.
My problem is that throughout the morning and sometimes later on too, I'm getting a "burning/acidic sensation" in my foodpipe area, which I guess is what acid reflux probably feels like. I looked up this reaction on the leaflet that came with the medicine, but unfortunately this reaction wasn't mentioned.
I'm due to go back to my GP in about 10 days time, to let them know how I'm getting on with this new medication. I wonder what, if anything, can be done about this issue? Would asking for a different brand name help, as I understand (from information listed on the Thyroid UK Org website) that different brands use slightly different ingredients.
Thanks a lot for any comments.