Patients suffering from hypothyroidism can benefit from Tirosint-SOL. It offers an effective and well-tolerated alternative to traditional levothyroxine tablets. In a clinical study among patients without conditions known to affect levothyroxine tablet therapy, Tirosint-SOL was demonstrated to improve hypothyroidism symptoms independent of age.8
Excipients (inactive ingredients) in levothyroxine tablets
Everyone is paying closer attention to the ingredients found in the foods we consume these days, so it only makes sense to do the same with medication. For people with serious food allergies or restrictions, exposure to even small quantities of certain ingredients may cause a serious reaction.4 In a recent survey of nearly 1,000 patients taking levothyroxine to treat their hypothyroidism, 15% of respondents reported allergies to the excipients commonly found in levothyroxine tablets.6 To mitigate these reactions, Tirosint-SOL contains only 3 ingredients, none of which are of animal origin.
Here is a partial list of excipients sometimes used to manufacture thyroid medications:9
- Modified wheat starch (gluten)
- Confectioners’ sugar (contains cornstarch)
- Lactose monohydrate
Click here for a list of more excipients commonly used in the making of levothyroxine medications.
Gastrointestinal (GI) conditions
GI conditions and the medications used to treat them can affect the way your body dissolves and absorbs a traditional levothyroxine tablet. Some conditions, such as celiac disease or lactose intolerance, may be aggravated by the excipients commonly found in levothyroxine tablets.4 Certain conditions or their treatments can alter the acid level in your stomach, which may impact how well you are able to absorb levothyroxine from a tablet. Under laboratory conditions, the effectiveness of Tirosint-SOL has been proven to be unaffected by changes in gastric acid level, unlike levothyroxine tablets.10
Many patients with GI conditions take a medication called a proton pump inhibitor (PPI).5 Brand-name PPI medications include Prilosec, Protonix and Nexium.* A recent study has shown that taking a PPI can have a significant effect on the absorption of levothyroxine tablets. Tirosint-SOL was shown to be less affected by the presence of a PPI.7,11
Make sure to tell your doctor if you have any of the above GI conditions or if you take medications like PPIs.5 If you and your physician determine that you are experiencing tolerability or malabsorption problems that stem from your current thyroid medication, it may be the result of taking GI medication that can interfere with your treatment. Perhaps it’s time to try Tirosint-SOL.
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Click here for a list of commonly used medicines and dietary supplements that can affect levothyroxine therapy.