If you are taking any of these drugs, separate them from this medication by at least 4 hours. Symptoms of low thyroid hormone levels include tiredness, muscle aches, constipation, dry skin, weight gain, slow heartbeat, or sensitivity to cold.
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).
Thyroid replacement treatment is usually taken for life. There are different brands of levothyroxine available. Do not change brands without first consulting your doctor or pharmacist. Certain medications (such as cholestyramine, colestipol, colesevelam, antacids, sucralfate, simethicone, iron, sodium polystyrene sulfonate, calcium supplements, orlistat, sevelamer, among others) can decrease the amount of thyroid hormone that is.
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.
Tell your doctor if your condition worsens or persists after several weeks of taking this medication. What conditions does L-Thyroxine Sodium treat?
Having enough thyroid hormone is important for maintaining normal mental and physical activity. In children, having enough thyroid hormone is important for normal mental and physical development. This medication is also used to treat other types of thyroid disorders (such as certain types of goiters, thyroid cancer ).
In the US, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is seriously considering a withdrawal of the drug because it has "a history of problems" and cannot be recognised as "safe and effective".
We hope that the Committee for the Safety of Medicines is watching.
Thyrotoxicosis may result in the growth of goiters and/or result in hypothyroidism. Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on Report Problems to the Food and Drug Administration. You are encouraged to report negative side effects of prescription drugs to the FDA.
Use this medication regularly in order to get the most benefit from it. To help you remember, take it at the same time each day. Do not stop taking this medication without first consulting with your doctor.
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 drug treats hypothyroidism when the thyroid underperforms by drip feeding exact amounts of synthetic thyroxine. It's a delicate balance and one that often goes askew; when it does, the thyroid will either not do all it should or go into overdrive.
The different approaches of the UK and US drug regulators have been noted more than once in this column. A current case in point concerns the thyroid drugs and, in particular, thyroxine sodium, marketed in the UK as Eltroxin and, in the US, as Synth.
Most side effects of Synthroid and Eltroxin are related to overdosage, which causes symptoms of hyperthyroidism. These include heart pain, irregular heart rhythm, palpitations, muscle cramping, tremors, restlessness, excitability, insomnia, headache, sweating, excessive weight loss and muscular weakness.
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.
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The drug is also the subject of a raft of class action suits in the US. Despite this, the Committee for the Safety of Medicines, the UK drugs watchdog, appears to have no such qualms.