What color is generic Synthroid?

Strength [Use either the mcg (microgram) or mg (milligram) strength] Levothroid Actavis Colors are pill colors. Synthroid Abbvie Colors are pill colors.
50 mcg/0.050 mg White White
75 mcg/0.075 mg Violet Violet
88 mcg/0.088 mg Mint green Olive
100 mcg/0.1 mg Yellow Yellow

What are the different colors of Synthroid?


  • 25 mcg. orange.
  • 50 mcg. white.
  • 75 mcg. violet.
  • 88 mcg. olive.
  • 100 mcg. yellow.
  • 112 mcg. rose.
  • 125 mcg. brown.
  • 137 mcg. turquoise.

What does 75 mg of Synthroid look like?

Pill with imprint SYNTHROID 75 is Purple, Round and has been identified as Synthroid 75 mcg (0.075 mg). It is supplied by Abbott Laboratories.

What is the generic brand for Synthroid?

Synthetic thyroxine (T4) comes as brand-name Synthroid or generic levothyroxine. T4 is what is known as a “prohormone”; it’s made by the thyroid gland and gets converted to the active hormone, T3, in other body tissues.

Does Generic Synthroid work as well?

It’s Equally Safe. Generic levothyroxine is just as safe as the brand names—in the United States, these include Synthroid, Levoxyl, Unithroid, and Tirosint—because it has the same FDA-approved active ingredient (levothyroxine).

Is 125 mg of Synthroid a lot?

The average full replacement dose of SYNTHROID is approximately 1.6 mcg per kg per day (for example: 100 to 125 mcg per day for a 70 kg adult). Adjust the dose by 12.5 to 25 mcg increments every 4 to 6 weeks until the patient is clinically euthyroid and the serum TSH returns to normal.

Why do you have to take Synthroid with a full glass of water?

Follow your doctor’s dosing instructions and try to take the medicine at the same time each day. Swallow the tablet or capsule whole, with a full glass (8 ounces) of water. The levothyroxine tablet may dissolve very quickly and could swell in your throat.

Is there a difference between Synthroid and generic?

Generic levothyroxine contains the same active ingredient as brand-name Synthroid® and Levoxyl® but is available at a lower price than the brand-name drugs. The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has determined that generic levothyroxine and brand-name Synthroid® and Levoxyl® are equivalent.

Is Synthroid better than the generic?

According to a presentation at the annual meeting of the American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists in 2017, Synthroid was associated with significantly better thyroid-stimulating hormone (TSH) lab results than generic levothyroxine.

How much does generic Synthroid cost?

Generic levothyroxine is covered by most Medicare and insurance plans, but some pharmacy coupons or cash prices may be lower. The lowest GoodRx price for the most common version of generic Synthroid is around $15.98, 48% off the average retail price of $31.21. Compare thyroxines.

What are the generic names for Synthroid?

He is Verywell’s Senior Medical Advisor. Brand names for levothyroxine, the main drug used to treat hypothyroidism, include Synthroid, Levoxyl, Unithroid, and Levothroid. The generic version of levothyroxine is also prescribed, but there is some controversy about whether it is as effective and reliable as the brand names.