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Does anyone take Wockhardt levothyroxine? How do you find it?

Hi. I'd like to hear from anyone taking the above generic. I'm crossing my fingers for positive feedback.

Many thanks

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Joesmum, I've had no poblems when Wockhardt has been prescribed. It has fewer fillers than Actavis and Mercury Pharma which is advantageous for some people. Horrible sweet taste though. so I kept it between my teeth until I sluiced it down.

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Hi Clutter. Many thanks for your reply. That sounds positive.

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I have just been told i am now switching over to this make. The sweetness, can the sugar content cause diabetes and/or weight gain? .

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Rendezvous,

There is no sugar in Wockhardt but perhaps the sucrose makes it taste sweet. I doubt there is enough sucrose added to cause weight gain.

Ingredients of Wockhardt:

Levothyroxine Sodium

Lactose, Sucrose (fine powder), Maize Starch, Magnesium Stearate

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Thank you. Hope i can get on with it ok. Fingers crossed.

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Rendezvous,

Wockhardt has fewer fillers than the other Levothyroxine makes so you should be fine. I like Wockhardt, have never had any problems with it and currently take 3 x 25mcg.

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Rendezvous in reply to Clutter

I am to take 1x3 times daily.

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Rendezvous,

If you are prescribed 75mcg Wockhardt you can take it in one dose of 3 x 25mcg. There's no advantage to taking it 1 x 3 daily and it makes it difficult to take it away from food and drink.

For maximum absorption Levothyroxine should be taken with water 1 hour before, or 2 hours after, food and drink, 2 hours away from other medication and supplements, and 4 hours away from calcium, iron, vitamin D supplements, magnesium and oestrogen.

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They upset me first time I took them a nd does,now severalyears after. So doc thghtmthey wld upset me less takingmthis way. Not easy

I have always preferred Wockhardt to any of the other brands :)

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Thank you Alli1 . That's good to know.

Hi - I am OK with Wockhardt after feeling ill on MercuryPharma. I used to have Eltroxin which is supposed to be have morphed into M.Ph. but it itsn't the same ( I got weird symptoms on MPh.). Hope you get sorted soon.

Hi it's my first time for taking and I'm on week 3. Only taking 25mcg at the moment but certainly no nasties. Have felt more positive and far less screwed up and anxious for the first time in 25 years. It's not something I expected even though I knew hypo could cause anxiety. Even if my fatigue still continues I'd still be happy to be free from panic attacks

Wockhardt is the only brand I can take that does not make me itch all over like the others I have been given in the past. Like clutter said, there seem to be fewer fillers and that might make all the difference. Whatever the reason, my GP's pharmacy is now under strict instructions to supply Wockhardt only.

I am fine on Wockhardt - no problems!

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Thank you all for your replies. Great to hear such positive news. I shall keep you all posted. 1st dose tomorrow!

Hi could you tell me if any of the larger asda tesco supply wockhardt please x

I've been given my 50mg of mercury pharma and 25mg of wockhardt! This is weird I know. So I can't tell! I have always felt awful ever since I got diagnosed so I'm no help....!

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