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Levothyroxine

Prescription vs.OTC: Prescription by Doctor required

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.

hypothyroidism

In addition to its intended effect, Levothyroxine may cause some unwanted effects too. In such cases, you must seek medical attention immediately. This is not an exhaustive list of side effects. Please inform your doctor if you experience any adverse reaction to the medication.

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
Akumentis Healthcare Ltd
Emenox Healthcare
Comed Chemicals Ltd
Emenox Healthcare
Comed Chemicals Ltd
Zydus Cadila
Akumentis Healthcare Ltd
Comed Chemicals Ltd
Akumentis Healthcare Ltd
Akumentis Healthcare Ltd
Akumentis Healthcare Ltd
Akumentis Healthcare Ltd
Emenox Healthcare
Akumentis Healthcare Ltd
Akumentis Healthcare Ltd
Macleods Pharmaceuticals Pvt Ltd
BestoChem Formulations India Ltd
Novartis India Ltd
Comed Chemicals Ltd
Akumentis Healthcare Ltd
Macleods Pharmaceuticals Pvt Ltd
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.

Interaction with Medicine

Evafem 2Mg Tablet

Chemotinib 400Mg Tablet

What are you using Levothyroxine for?
thyroid hormone deficiency
Other
How much was the improvement?
Average
Poor
Excellent
How long did it take before seeing improvement?
Within 6 hours
Within 2 days
More than 2 days
How frequently did you take this medicine?
Twice a day
Once a day
Not taking on daily level
Four times A Day
How did you take this medicine?
With or without food
With Food
Empty stomach
What were the side effects of this medicine?
Palpitations
Diarrhoea
Other
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Lybrate is a medium to provide our audience with the common information on medicines and does not guarantee its accuracy or exhaustiveness. Even if there is no mention of a warning for any drug or combination, it never means that we are claiming that the drug or combination is safe for consumption without any proper consultation with an expert.

Lybrate does not take responsibility for any aspect of medicines or treatments. If you have any doubts about your medication, we strongly recommend you to see a doctor immediately.

Popular Questions & Answers

I have hypothyroidism. Taking levothyroxine 50 mcg. I have noticed frequent burps. Can levothyroxine produce gas?

MSc.PhD Nutrition & Diete, Jr. Research Fellowship for PhD, M.Sc - Dietitics / Nutrition - Dept. of Post Graduate Studies
Dietitian/Nutritionist, Mumbai
I have hypothyroidism. Taking levothyroxine 50 mcg. I have noticed frequent burps. Can levothyroxine produce gas?
Thyroid prob Hi Yours is a case of thyroid dysfunction. You have taken the right medication for the same? If you can avoid thyroid antagonisers in food like soya, jowar,bajra, cabbage, cauliflower,broccoli, mono sodium glutamate that's Chinese sal...
1 person found this helpful

Why am I getting leg cramps since my Dr. switched me from levothyroxine to synthroid?

PGDHHM, MBBS
General Physician, Delhi
The content of synthroid is levothyroxine only. Avoid alcohol and coffee. Check for low level of iron, vitamin B, folic acid, magnesium and calcium , deficiencies can cause RLS. Take vit E daily..It will help u in this. Exercise daily or do yoga ....

I am taking Levothyroxine to loose weight I do not have a thyroid problem what are some of the?

MD - Medicine
Endocrinologist, Ahmedabad
I am taking Levothyroxine to loose weight I do not have a thyroid problem what are some of the?
You must not take this drug unless you are hypothyroid. It will suppress your own hormones. You can get tremors or palpitation if overdose occurs.

I have thyroxine imbalance taking levothyroxine 50mg. experiencing heavy hairloss.

MD - Dermatology
Dermatologist, Pathanamthitta
I have thyroxine imbalance taking levothyroxine 50mg. experiencing heavy hairloss.
The first and most important thing is control of your thyroid problem. Correct your diet. Consume plenty of pulses, legumes, sprouts, grams, soya and nuts. If you r nonvegetarian, have meat, fish, milk and milk products in plenty. Drink lots of wa...
1 person found this helpful

Dr. Which is best in high tsh level Thyroid Levothyroxine or Thyroxine please give me a solution.

General Physician, Bangalore
You mentioned only TSH level you didn't mention T3 T4 level. Based on which medication should be started. Thyroxin is what is present in body and levothyroxin is synthetic version of thyroxin what companies produce. Please don't start any such tab...
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Popular Health Tips

BHMS, MD - Homeopathy
Homeopath, Chennai
Calcium Supplements Interfere with Thyroid treatment Calcium supplements — or antacids containing calcium — can interfere with the absorption of levothyroxine (Synthroid, Unithroid, others), a synthetic form of thyroid hormone. This interference h...

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Many patients suffering from primary hypothyroidism ask whether taking long-term levothyroxine will have adverse side effects. Well, levothyroxine just replaces the deficiency of thyroid hormone in your body, it does the functions which thyroid ho...
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Calcium Supplements Interfere with Thyroid treatment Diets rich in soy and high fiber can interfere with levothyroxine absorption. Medications and supplements also can reduce absorption. These include: calcium supplements iron supplements cholesty...
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Do You Make These Mistakes Taking Your Thyroid Medication

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Blood donation guidelines for thyroid & autoimmune diseases Hypothyroid patients who are taking levothyroxine (i.e, Synthroid), Cytomel, Thyrolar, or natural thyroid products like Armour and are in the normal thyroid range can give blood if they d...
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About Levothyroxine
When is Levothyroxine prescribed?
What are the side effects of Levothyroxine ?
Key highlights of Levothyroxine
What are the dosage instructions?
Medicines containing Levothyroxine
How does medicine works?
What are the interactions for Levothyroxine ?