Levothyroxine is a medication that treats thyroid hormone deficiency including its severe form known as myxoedema coma. It may also be used to prevent and treat thyroid tumours.
Side effects from excessive doses include trouble tolerating heat, weight loss, sweating, trouble sleeping, anxiety, tremor, and fast heart rate. Stop using this medicine and consult a doctor if these side effects do not go away.
If you are allergic to any of the ingredients present in Levothyroxine, do not use it. You are advised to use precautionary measures before taking this medicine if you have a thyroid disorder, diabetes, heart disease, anaemia, osteoporosis, adrenal gland disorder, coronary artery disease, problems with your pituitary gland or a history of blood clots.
Levothyroxine is taken by mouth or given by injection into a vein. The dosage is determined by your doctor. This medicine works best on an empty stomach, at least 30 minutes before breakfast. Maximum effect from a specific dose can take up to six weeks to occur. Consult your doctor in case you face any problems.
Information given here is based on the salt and content of the medicine. Effect and uses of medicine may vary from person to person. It is advicable to consult a Endocrinologist before using this medicine.
Is It safe with alcohol?It is generally safe to consume alcohol with Thyromed 25mcg tablet.
Are there any pregnancy warnings?Thyromed 25mcg tablet is safe to use during pregnancy.
Adequate and well-controlled human studies have shown low or no risk.
Are there any breast-feeding warnings?Thyromed 25mcg tablet is probably safe to use during breastfeeding. Please consult your doctor.
Is it safe to drive while on this medicine?There is no data available. Please consult doctor before consuming the drug.
Does this affect kidney function?There is no data available. Please consult doctor before consuming the drug.
Does this affect liver function?There is no data available. Please consult doctor before consuming the drug.
Are there any missed dose instructions?If you miss a dose of Levothyroxine, take it as soon as possible. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and go back to your regular schedule. Do not double the dose.
Below is the list of medicines, which contains Levothyroxine as ingredient
Levothyroxine works by bringing up the levels of T4 (thyroxine) and T3 (triiodothyronine) hormones in your body in case of underactive thyroidism. Levothyroxine makes up for the deficiency of thyroxine levels in your body, and thus maintain normal metabolic rate.
Whenever you take more than one medicine, or mix it with certain foods or beverages, you"re at risk of a drug interaction.
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