It is important to take this medication to replace the thyroid hormone that the body is not producing. Even if you feel well, you may still need to take this medicine every day.
If you have any doubts or concerns you are advised to discuss the medicine with your doctor or pharmacist. BREAST FEEDING Levothyroxine is suitable to take if you are breastfeeding. Ask your doctor or pharmacist if you have any doubts or questions about this.
Do not start or stop any medicine without doctor or pharmacist approval. L-THYROXINE OVERDOSE : If overdose is suspected, contact your local poison control center or emergency room immediately. Symptoms of overdose may include: diarrhea, irregular heartbeat, headache, tremors, nervousness, stomach cramps, fever, chest pain, difficulty sleeping.
What are the possible side effects of L-Thyroxine? If you experience any of the following serious side effects, stop taking L-Thyroxine and seek emergency medical attention or contact your doctor immediately: an allergic reaction (difficulty breathing; closing of the throat; swelling of the lips, tongue, or face; or hives vomiting; or chest pain, irregular heartbeat, shortness of.
Drug Name: L-THYROXINE L-THYROXINE DESCRIPTION : THYROID REPLACEMENT - ORAL COMMON L-THYROXINE BRAND NAME (S Cytomel, Levotabs, Levothroid, Levoxyl, Synthroid. L-THYROXINE SIDE EFFECTS : Symptoms of low thyroid levels include fatigue, muscle aches, constipation, dry skin, weight gain, slow heart rate, sensitivity to cold or dry, brittle hair that tends to fall out easily.
If it is near the time of the next dose, skip the missed dose and resume your usual dosing schedule. Do not double the dose to catch up.
If you think you, or someone you care for, might have accidentally taken more than the recommended dose of levothyroxine or intentional overdose is suspected, contact your local hospital, GP or if in England call 111.
Certain medicines may decrease absorption of L-THYROXINE into your bloodstream. Therefore, take this 4 hours apart from: calcium or iron supplements; aluminum or calcium antacids; cholestyramine or colestipol; sucralfate or sodium polystyrene sulfonate.
It should not be used in: patients with an over-active thyroid gland, sometimes described as thyrotoxicosis or hyperthyroidism (a condition in which excessive amounts of thyroid hormone are produced) Also see list of precautions and interactions.
Use this medication regularly in order to get the most benefit from it. Remember to use it at the same time each day - unless specifically told otherwise by your doctor.
If you experience any of these effects, contact your doctor. Your dose may need to be adjusted. If you notice other effects not listed above, contact your doctor or pharmacist. HOW TO USE L-THYROXINE : L-THYROXINE : Take L-THYROXINE on an empty stomach.
L-Thyroxine is used to treat hypothyroidism (low thyroid function). L-Thyroxine is also used to prevent and treat goiter (growth or enlargement of the thyroid gland). Causes of goiter include hormonal imbalances, radiation, surgery, and cancer.
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.
Excessive levels of thyroid hormone can cause irregular heartbeats, nervousness, weight loss, and insomnia. L-THYROXINE USES : Thyroid replacement therapy is prescribed when not enough thyroid hormone is secreted from the thyroid gland.