February 1, 2023

Levothyroxine is a thyroid medicine that replaces a hormone normally produced by your thyroid gland to regulate the body’s energy and metabolism. Levothyroxine is used to treat hypothyroidism (low thyroid hormone). This medicine is given when your thyroid does not produce enough of this hormone on its own. Levothyroxine is also used to treat or prevent goiter (enlarged thyroid gland), which can be caused by hormone imbalances, radiation treatment, surgery, or cancer.

Howdy michael davies here with the pharmaceutical company we will talk a little bit about the use and dosage of the drug and some of the side effects this medication levothyroxine a thyroid hormone should not be used alone or along with other treatments to treat obesity or cause weight loss levothyroid sign may cause serious or life-threatening problems when given

In large doses especially when taken with amphetamines such as amphetamine dextramphetamine and methamphetamine tell your doctor if you have any of the following symptoms while you are taking levothyroxine chest pain rapid or irregular heartbeat or pulse uncontrollable shaking of a part of the body nervousness anxiety irritability difficulty falling asleep or

Staying asleep levothyroxine is used to treat hypothyroidism condition where the thyroid gland does not produce enough thyroid hormone it is also used with surgery and radioactive iodine therapy to treat thyroid cancer levothyroxine is in a class of medications called hormones it works by replacing thyroid hormone that is normally produced by the body without

Thyroid hormone your body cannot function properly which may result in poor growth slow speech lack of energy excessive tiredness constipation weight gain hair loss dry thick skin increased sensitivity to cold joint and muscle pain heavy or irregular menstrual periods and depression when taken correctly levothyroxine reverses these symptoms levothyroxine

Comes as a tablet and a capsule to take by mouth it usually is taken once a day on an empty stomach 30 minutes to 1 hour before breakfast follow the directions on your prescription label carefully and ask your doctor or pharmacist to explain any part you do not understand take levotheric sign exactly as directed do not take more or less of it or take it more

Often than prescribed by your doctor swallow capsules hole do not chew or crush them do not remove the capsule from the package until you are ready to take it take the tablets with a full glass of water as they may get stuck in your throat or cause choking or gagging if you are giving levothyroid sign to an infant child or adult who cannot swallow the tablet

Crush and mix it in one to two teaspoons five to ten milliliters of water only mix the crushed tablets with water do not mix it with food or soybean infant formula give this mixture by spoon or dropper right away do not store it for later use your doctor will probably start you on a low dose of levothyroid sign and gradually increase your dose levothyroid

Sign controls hypothyroidism but does not cure it it may take several weeks before you notice a change in your symptoms continue to take levothyroxine even if you feel well do not stop taking levothyroxine without talking to your doctor levothyroxine may cause side effects tell your doctor if any of these symptoms are severe or do not go away weight gain or

Loss headache vomiting diarrhea changes in appetite fever changes in menstrual cycle sensitivity to heat hair loss joint pain leg cramps levothyroid sign is used to treat an underactive thyroid hypothyroidism it replaces or provides more thyroid hormone which is normally produced by the thyroid gland low thyroid hormone levels can occur naturally or when the

Thyroid gland is injured by radiation medications or removed by surgery 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 this medication should not be used to treat infertility unless it is caused by low thyroid hormone levels take this medication by mouth as directed by your doctor usually once daily on an empty stomach 30 minutes to one hour before breakfast take this medication with a full glass of water unless your doctor directs you otherwise if you

Are taking the capsule form of this medication swallow it whole do not split crush or chew people who cannot swallow the capsule hole such as infants or small children should use the tablet form of the medication for infants or children who cannot swallow whole tablets crush the tablet and mix in one to two teaspoons five to ten milliliters of water and give

Using a spoon or dropper right away do not prepare a supply in advance or mix the tablet in soy infant formula consult your pharmacist for more information rage weight medical condition laboratory test results and response to treatment 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 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 cholesterol cholesterol antacids sacral fate synthocony

Iron sodium polystyrene sulfonate calcium supplements or lestat lanthanum seablamer among others can decrease the amount of thyroid hormone that is absorbed by your body if you are taking any of these drugs separate them from this medication by at least four hours symptoms of low thyroid hormone levels include tiredness muscle aches constipation dry skin weight

Gain slow heartbeat or sensitivity to cold laboratory and or medical tests such as thyroid function tests should be performed periodically to monitor your progress or check for side effects consult your doctor for more details if you miss a dose take it as soon as you remember if it is near the time of the next dose skip the missed dose take your next dose at

The regular time do not double the dose to catch up unless your doctor tells you to do so call your doctor if you miss two or more doses in a row ask your doctor ahead of time what to do about a missed dose and follow your doctor’s specific directions store at room temperature away from light and moisture do not store in the bathroom keep all medications away

From children and pets do not flush medications down the toilet or pour them into a drain unless instructed to do so properly discard this product when it is expired or no longer needed before taking levothyroxine tell your doctor or pharmacist if you are allergic to it or if you have any other allergies this product may contain an inactive ingredients which

Can cause allergic reactions or other problems talk to your pharmacist for more details before using this medication tell your doctor or pharmacist your medical history especially of increased thyroid hormones thyrotoxicosis decreased adrenal gland function heart disease such as coronary artery disease irregular heartbeat high blood pressure diabetes that’s

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LEVOTHYROXINE. Uses, Dosage, Side Effects, Warnings, Interactions, Pictures By MEDICATIONS