Levothyroxine is a medication that treats thyroid hormone deficiency including its severe form known as myxoedema coma. It also helps in curing thyroid tumours.
If you are allergic to any of the ingredients present in this drug, do not use it. You are advised to use precautionary measures before taking this medicine if:
- You have a thyroid disorder
- Heart disease
- Adrenal gland disorder
- Coronary artery disease
- Problems with pituitary gland
This medicine can be 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. The peak effect from a specific dose can take up to six weeks to occur. Consult your doctor in case you face any problems.
This medication is used to treat:
Thyroid/Adrenal Gland Disorders
Is It safe with alcohol?Consult your doctor before consuming alcohol.
Are there any pregnancy warnings?No information available. Kindly consult your doctor before consuming it.
Are there any breast-feeding warnings?You must not consume this medication if you are a breastfeeding woman. Consult your doctor for further queries.
Is it safe to drive while on this medicine?You can drive as this medicine has no effect over your consciousness.
Does this affect kidney function?Please consult a doctor before consuming the drug.
Does this affect liver function?Take medical help before consuming the drug.
What is the onset of action?The onset of action for intravenous administration is within 6 to 8 hours. Whereas, after oral administration, the onset of action varies from 3 to 5 days.
How long is the duration of effect?The duration of effect reflects depending on the pathological condition of the patient. It may range from 3 to 10 days.
Are there any missed dose instructions?Missed dose should be taken as soon as possible. It is recommended to skip your missed dose, if it is the time for your next scheduled dose.
Are there any overdose instructions?Consult your doctor in case of overdose.
Below is the list of medicines, which contains Levothyroxine as ingredient
This medication works by bringing up the levels of T4 (thyroxine) and T3 (triiodothyronine) hormones in your body in case of underactive thyroidism. It makes up for the deficiency of thyroxine levels in your body, and thus maintain a 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.
Interaction with Disease
DiseaseNo information available.
Interaction with Lab Test
LabNo information available.
Interaction with Food
FoodNo information available.
Interaction with Medicine
MedicineThis drug interacts with amitriptyline, imipramine, thyroxine, adrenaline , carbamazepine, etc.
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