Keep your doctor, pharmacist, Accident and Emergency phone numbers handy. Back to top While you are taking it Things you must do Immediately stop taking Oroxine if a skin rash or other allergic reaction occurs.Things you must not do Do not drive or operate machinery where alertness is required, until you know how the medicine affects you. Do not give this medicine to anyone else, even if his or her symptoms seem similar to yours.
BRONWYN STEVENS THIS IS AN EXTRACT OF THE ARTICLE. THE FULL ARTICLE IS AVAILABLE TO MEMBERS OF THYROID AUSTRALIA ONLY. FOR INFORMATION ON HOW TO JOIN THYROID AUSTRALIA CLICK HERE TO VISIT.It is available in tablets of four different strengths: 50 micrograms, 75 micrograms, 100 microgram and 200 microgram. The active ingredient is called thyroxine sodium. Back to top. What is it used for Thyroxine sodium is a thyroid hormone.
A possible method to reduce the inconvenience surrounding the refrigeration of Oroxine and Eutroxsig is. This issue highlights the importance of not using Oroxine or Eutroxsig that is past its expiry date.Thyroxine levels will need to be watched carefully during pregnancy. Your dosage of Oroxine may need to be increased while you are pregnant. Ask your doctor about the risks and benefits of taking Oroxine during pregnancy.
How long to take it Continue taking it as long as your doctor recommends it. If you forget to take it If it is almost time for your next dose, skip the dose you missed and take your next dose when you are meant to.The dose may be increased over time. The average adult maintenance dose is 100 to 150 micrograms. Lower doses are used in the elderly and children. Your doctor will calculate the dose required for you.
Propranolol) Ion-exchange resins, medicines used to decrease cholesterol in the blood (e.g. cholestyramine) Corticosteroids, antiinflammatory medicines (e.g. prednisolone and dexamethasone) Oral contraceptives and hormone replacement medicines such as oestrogens and androgens Medicines used for epilepsy (e.g.Ask your doctor if you have any concerns about taking it. Oroxine tablets are only available with a doctors prescription. Back to top Before you take it When you must not take it.
An immune reaction against thyroglobulin or some other part of the thyroid tissue has occurred. These patients will also suffer from the same symptoms as those suffering from thyroid hormone deficiency (hypothyroidism).Back to top Side effects Do not be alarmed by this list of possible side effects. You may not experience any of them. Tell your doctor or pharmacist as soon as possible if you do not feel well while you are taking it.
Some of these medicines may interfere with Oroxine. These include: Anticoagulants, medicines used to thin your blood (eg. Warfarin) Antidepressants, medicines used to treat depression (e.g. Lithium, SSRI s, Tricyclic antidepressants) Antivirals, medicines used to treat HIV/AIDS infection (e.g.If you take too much (Overdose) Immediately telephone your doctor or Poisons Information Centre (telephone 13 11 26) for advice, or go to Accident and Emergency at your nearest hospital, if you think that you or anyone else may have taken too much Oroxine.
Packaging Product Therapeutic Group Calendar Pack Brand Premium. Oroxine 100microgram Tablets Endocrinology 0.00 Oroxine 200microgram Tablets Endocrinology 0.00 Oroxine 50microgram Tablets Endocrinology 0.00 Oroxine 75microgram Tablets Endocrinology 0.00. Download Oroxine Drug Guide Information current at the 30th November -0001.We have met with the Commercial Manager of Oroxine and Eutroxsig from Sigma since the introduction of refrigeration. Sigma is working with the TGA to improve the storage conditions for Oroxine and Eutroxsig, and is aware of the problems refrigeration is causing for patients.
If you are unsure about whether to take your next dose, speak to your doctor or pharmacist. If you have trouble remembering when to take your medicine, ask your pharmacist for some hints.Some infant formula and other products) Antacids (e.g. aluminium hydroxide, magnesium hydroxide and calcium carbonate) Amiodarone, a medicine used to treat irregular heart beat Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAID s medicines used to relieve pain and/or inflammatory conditions including arthritis.
If you are about to start taking any new medicines, remind your doctor and pharmacist that you are taking Oroxine. Ensure you do not run out of medicine over the weekend or on holidays.Use Oroxine only as directed. Your doctor may have prescribed Oroxine for another condition. Ask your doctor if you have any questions about why the medicine has been prescribed for you.
Thyroid Australia is concerned that this change is yet another thing that will make it more difficult for patients to consistently take their required dose every day. We view it as a retrograde step in the treatment of hypothyroidism in Australia.Before you start to take it Tell your doctor if: You are allergic to any other medicines or any foods, dyes or preservatives. You are pregnant or intend to become pregnant.
It is used as replacement therapy in the treatment of thyroid hormone deficiency. Oroxine is used to treat: Thyroid hormone deficiency also known as Hypothyroidism. Hypothyroidism is a disease in which the thyroid gland is underactive and does not produce enough thyroxine, a hormone, which is important for controlling your metabolism.Your doctor will monitor your blood tests to make sure Oroxine is working for you. Carefully follow the dosage instructions, as given by your doctor. Do not change your dose unless your doctor tells you to do so.
The only thing that has changed is the storage requirement. In June 2003 Sigma was instructed by the Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA) to reduce the shelf lives of Oroxine and Eutroxsig from 24 months to 12 months (with refrigeration).Do not take Oroxine if you are allergic to: Thyroxine sodium or any other thyroid hormone (eg. Tertroxin) Any of the inactive ingredients listed at the end of this leaflet. Some of the symptoms of an allergic reaction to Oroxine may include red, itchy skin rashes, difficulty in breathing, swelling of the face or throat.
It seems likely that the change to refrigeration could have a negative impact on compliance (the consistency and accuracy with which patients follows prescribed treatment regime as well as being an additional hassle for hypothyroid patients.Thyroid Australia Home- Top.
Ritonavir) Antimalarials, medicines used to treat and prevent malaria (e.g. chloroquine and proguanil) Medicines used to treat diabetes (sulin) Beta-blockers, medicines used to treat high blood pressure and heart conditions (e.g.Do not use Oroxine after the expiry date (EXP.) printed on the pack. If you take the medicine after the expiry date has passed, it may not work as well. Do not take the medicine if the packaging shows signs of tampering.
Symptoms of hypothyroidism include tiredness, muscle weakness, and cramps, feeling the cold, a slow heart rate, dry and flaky skin, hair loss, a deep husky voice and weight gain. Thyroiditis (inflammation of the thyroid gland) such as Hashimoto's disease Hashimotos disease is an autoimmune disease (a disease that alters the immune system of the body).Phenytoin and carbamazepine) Medicines used to treat heart failure (e.g. digoxin) Iron supplements Calcium supplements Rifampicin, an antibiotic used to treat tuberculosis and other serious infections Ciprofloxacin, an antibiotic used to treat various infections Soyabean flour (e.g.
Use it exactly as directed or as your doctor has prescribed. Tell your doctor if you feel Oroxine is not helping your condition. Visit your doctor regularly. Your doctor needs to check your progress and see whether you need to stop taking the medicine.TSH-responsive tumours (certain tumours of the thyroid gland) of the thyroid For these conditions to be treated, patients need a supply of thyroid hormones in their body. Oroxine replaces the shortage of thyroid hormones.
Thyroid Australia will continue lobbying for intermediate doses in Australia and will be seeking to have storage requirements and shelf lives restored to previous standards. If your doctor prescribes a dose of Oroxine or Eutroxsig other than the available doses of 50, 100 or 200 micrograms (mcg it can be difficult to achieve this dose.Otherwise, take your dose as soon as you remember, and then go back to taking it as you would normally. Do not take a double dose to make up for the dose that you missed.
Note: Eutroxsig is exactly the same as Oroxine tablets in Eutroxsig bottles are identical to Oroxine tablets (and are even marked Oroxine). The only difference is that Eutroxsig is cheaper. Bronwyn Stevens is a final year Behavioural Neuroscience student at Monash University and Thyroid Australias Volunteer Co-ordinator.You are breastfeeding or intend to breastfeed. Small amounts of Oroxine are found in breast milk. Ask your doctor about the risks and benefits of taking the medicine whilst breastfeeding. You have or have had any other medical conditions/ health problems, including: Overactive thyroid gland Adrenal gland problem Hyperthyroidism Heart problems such as cardiovascular disorder.
Up until now, these products could be kept in a cool, dry place below 30oC and protected from light. Oroxine and Eutroxsig are still the same; they are still manufactured in exactly the same way using exactly the same ingredients.THYROID AUSTRALIA HOME Click on "ABOUT US" There are two brands of thyroxine available in Australia Oroxine and Eutroxsig both manufactured by Sigma Pharmaceuticals. If you have had an Oroxine or Eutroxsig prescription filled since June, you will have discovered that these products now require refrigeration at all times.
Tell any other doctors, dentists and pharmacists who are treating you that you are using Oroxine. Always discuss with your doctor any problems or difficulties during or after taking it. If you plan to have surgery, tell your doctor or dentist that you are taking Oroxine.Are you a Health Professional? Jump over to the doctors only platform. Click Here.