Skip to content
My WebMD Sign In, Sign Up

Read user comments about the side effects, benefits, and effectiveness of Unithroid Oral.

Overall User Ratings

11 Total User Reviews

User Reviews

1-5 of 7 Next»
Condition: Underactive Thyroid
1/23/2014 11:55:59 AM

Reviewer: jillsipher, 35-44 Female on Treatment for 1 to less than 2 years (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 1

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 3

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 1

Comment:
I had a similar experience as others have posted. My perscription plan changed and I recieved the Unithroid instead of my usual Abbott brand Synthroid. Within a few weeks all my symtoms came back. It is now $375 a year more expense to get the synthroid. If it's all the same why can't they make the cost the same. Abbott or Abbvie should not take advantage of consumers who need the medicatio ... Show Full Comment

Condition: Underactive Thyroid
7/27/2013 12:39:49 AM

Reviewer: mammym, 55-64 Female on Treatment for 10 years or more (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 3

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 4

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 2

Comment:
I have been on thyroid medication for 19 years. I switched to generic about 10 years ago to save money but soon started having the same symptoms again. I have switched several times since then, mostly to see if it really was the generic drug causing it, because my Dr. keeps saying there is no difference. Each time I switch I start having symptoms and my TSH levels go haywire. The savings is just n ... Show Full Comment

Condition: Underactive Thyroid
4/20/2013 11:13:13 PM

Reviewer: hunnyblive, 45-54 Female on Treatment for 10 years or more (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 3

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 4

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 2

Comment:

Condition: Underactive Thyroid
7/25/2011 10:19:14 PM

Reviewer: MEW, 55-64 Female on Treatment for 2 to less than 5 years (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 4

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 4

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 4

Comment:
I took Unithroid for 2 years. Prior symptoms of weight gain, constipation, loss of hair, tiredness, and high LDL level disappeared. Upon retirement I had to change companies to fill my prescriptions. The new company switched me to Synthroid. Since then my LDL has risen by 28 points and I have experienced very mild constipation and hair loss. It has taken awhile for me to put this together as t ... Show Full Comment

Condition: Underactive Thyroid
2/19/2010 7:04:52 AM

Reviewer: catherine, 35-44 Female on Treatment for 6 months to less than 1 year (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 1

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 5

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 1

Comment:
recently my pharmacy switched my Synthroid to unithroid without me knowing it. pills look a lot alike and unless you are aware of it, you will not notice difference. shortly after i started experiencing same symptoms i had before i was diagnosed. well, my life became struggle again. FDA may say that all thyroid pills are equal or biocompatable, but my feeling is they have to look into this statem ... Show Full Comment

1-5 of 7 Next»
Report Problems to the Food and Drug Administration
 
You are encouraged to report negative side effects of prescription drugs to the FDA. Visit the FDA MedWatch website or call 1-800-FDA-1088.

Health Solutions From Our Sponsors

Ask the pharmacist

Questions about medications? Get expert answers by video or live chat about allergies, pregnancy, sleep, and more.
See the Ask the Pharmacist event schedule.

Ask a Question

Popular Slideshows & Tools on WebMD

tea
What you should eat.
Woman sitting in front of UV lights
Is yours working?
woman using breath spray
What's causing yours?
colon xray
Get the facts.
MS Overview
Recognizing symptoms.
bowl of yogurt with heart shape
Eat for a healthy heart.
woman doing pushups
To help you get fit.
Colored x-ray of tooth decay
Know what to look for.
Woman sitting with child
Do you know the symptoms?
fruit drinks
Foods that can help you focus.
Sad dog and guacamole
Don't feed this to your dog.
Thyroid exam
See how much you know.

Women's Health Newsletter

Find out what women really need.

WebMD the app

Get trusted health information. Whenever. Wherever... with your iPhone, iPad or Android.

Find Out More
IMPORTANT: About This Section and Other User-Generated Content on WebMD

The opinions expressed in WebMD User-generated content areas like communities, reviews, ratings, or blogs are solely those of the User, who may or may not have medical or scientific training. These opinions do not represent the opinions of WebMD. User-generated content areas are not reviewed by a WebMD physician or any member of the WebMD editorial staff for accuracy, balance, objectivity, or any other reason except for compliance with our Terms and Conditions. Some of these opinions may contain information about treatment or uses of drug products that have not been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. WebMD does not endorse any specific product, service, or treatment.

Do not consider WebMD User-generated content as medical advice. Never delay or disregard seeking professional medical advice from your doctor or other qualified healthcare provider because of something you have read on WebMD. You should always speak with your doctor before you start, stop, or change any prescribed part of your care plan or treatment. WebMD understands that reading individual, real-life experiences can be a helpful resource but it is never a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment from a qualified health care provider. If you think you may have a medical emergency, call your doctor or dial 911 immediately.