Children 6 to 12 yr of age PO 4 to 5 mcg/kg/day. Children 1 to 5 yr of age PO 5 to 6 mcg/kg/day. Children 6 to 12 mo PO 6 to 8 mcg/kg/day.
Levoxyl - Tablets 0.025 mg - Tablets 0.05 mg - Tablets 0.075 mg - Tablets 0.088 mg - Tablets 0.1 mg - Tablets 0.112 mg - Tablets 0.125 mg - Tablets 0.137 mg - Tablets 0.15 mg - Tablets 0.175 mg - Tablets 0.2 mg - Tablets 0.3 mg Synthroid - Tablets 0.025 mg.
Visit the. FDA MedWatch website or call 1-800-FDA-1088. Back to Medications Index levothyroxine sodium, Synthroid, Levoxyl, Levothroid, Unithroid, Tirosint, Levo-T. Pharmacy Author: Omudhome Ogbru, PharmD Omudhome Ogbru, PharmD Dr. Ogbru received his Doctorate in Pharmacy from the University of the Pacific School of Pharmacy in 1995.
He completed a Pharmacy Practice Residency at the University of Arizona/University Medical Center in 1996. He was a Professor of Pharmacy Practice and a Regional Clerkship Coordinator for the University of the Pacific School of Pharmacy from 1996-99.
( T 4 ; L-thyroxine ) Pronunciation: lee-voe-thigh-ROX-een SO-dee-uhm Class: Thyroid hormone Trade Names Levothroid - Tablets 0.025 mg - Tablets 0.05 mg - Tablets 0.075 mg - Tablets 0.088 mg - Tablets 0.1 mg - Tablets 0.112 mg - Tablets 0.125 mg - Tablets 0.15 mg - Tablets 0.175 mg - Tablets 0.2 mg.
Indications and Usage Replacement or supplemental therapy in hypothyroidism; thyroid-stimulating hormone (TSH) suppression (in thyroid cancer, nodules, goiters, and enlargement in chronic thyroiditis). Contraindications Acute MI and thyrotoxicosis uncomplicated by hypothyroidism; coexistence of hypothyroidism and hypoadrenalism (Addison disease) unless treatment of hypoadrenalism with adrenocortical steroids precedes initiation of thyroid therapy.
Children 3 to 6 mo of age PO 8 to 10 mcg/kg/day. Children
Thyroid hormone increases the metabolic rate of cells of all tissues in the body. In the fetus and newborn, thyroid hormone is important for the growth and development of all tissues including bones and the brain.
The following guidelines are recommended: Children older than 12 yr of age (growth/puberty complete) PO 1.7 mcg/kg/day. Children older than 12 yr of age (growth/puberty incomplete) PO 2 to 3 mcg/kg/day.
Medical and Pharmacy Editor: Jay W. Marks, MD. Jay W. Marks, MD Jay W. Marks, MD, is a board-certified internist and gastroenterologist. He graduated from Yale University School of Medicine and trained in internal medicine and gastroenterology at UCLA /Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles.
In adults, thyroid hormone helps to maintain brain function, utilization of food, and body temperature, among other effects. PRESCRIBED FOR: Levothyroxine is approved to treat hypothyroidism to suppress thyroid hormone release from cancerous thyroid nodules, and to prevent growth of goiters.
GENERIC NAME : levothyroxine sodium BRAND NAME : Synthroid, Levoxyl, Levothroid, Unithroid, Tirosint, Levo-T (discontinued brand) DRUG CLASS AND MECHANISM : Levothyroxine is a synthetic (man-made) version of the principle thyroid hormone, thyroxine (T4) that is made and released by the thyroid gland.
In addition, Synthroid, Levoxyl and Levothyroid also are prescribed with anti-thyroid drugs, for example methimazole ( Tapazole to manage thyrotoxicosis (high thyroid hormone levels due to over-activity of the thyroid gland).
Dosage and Administration Individualize dosage. Infants and Children In infants with congenital or acquired hypothyroidism, institute therapy with full doses as soon as diagnosis is made. In children with chronic or severe hypothyroidism, an initial oral 25 mcg/day dose is recommended with increments of 25 mcg every 2 to 4 wk until desired effect is.
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