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Does taking Synthroid or a generic thyroid medicine cause weight loss?

Judy Caplan
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Synthroid is just for bringing your thyroid back into balance. It's not for losing weight. If you were hypothyroid you might experience a little weight loss but Synthroid is not a weight-loss drug.

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