Synthroid treats thyroid cancer by reducing the levels of another hormone called thyroid stimulating hormone (TSH). TSH is made in the pituitary gland, and it functions to make the thyroid gland produce more hormones. TSH stimulates the growth of thyroid cells, which can increase the cells that make up thyroid cancer. Lowering TSH levels will have the opposite effect, reducing the cells that make up thyroid cancer.
- Q Is there any drug interaction between Synthroid and Premarin?
- Q Can I safely take Synthroid rather than levothyroxine?
- Q Does long term intake of synthroid decrease bone mineral density?
- Q Does synthroid cause heart palpitations?
- Q How does Synthroid (levothyroxine) treat goiters?
- Q Do I have to take Synthroid for lifetime or can I drop it in between?