Synthroid treats thyroid nodules 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 thyroid nodules. Lowering TSH levels will have the opposite effect, reducing the size of thyroid nodules.
- Q Does synthroid cause heart palpitations?
- Q How fast does Synthroid (levothyroxine) work?
- Q Why am I not losing weight while taking Synthroid?
- Q Is there any drug interaction between Synthroid and Tylenol?
- Q Do I have to take Synthroid for lifetime or can I drop it in between?
- Q Can I take Armour Thyroid or Idoral instead of Synthroid?