Sunthyroid 100Mcg Tablet
Sunthyroid 100Mcg Tablet is used as a replacement or supplemental therapy in hypothyroidism; some clinicians suggest levothyroxine is the drug of choice for replacement therapy.
Sunthyroid 100Mcg Tablet 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.
Thyroid replacement therapy is generally for life. Take as directed, in the morning before breakfast. Do not change brands and do not discontinue without consulting prescriber.
Consult prescriber if drastically increasing or decreasing intake of goitrogenic food (eg, asparagus, cabbage, peas, turnip greens, broccoli, spinach, Brussels sprouts, lettuce, soybeans).
Report chest pain, rapid heart rate, palpitations, heat intolerance, excessive sweating, increased nervousness, agitation, or lethargy.Chronic overdose is treated by withdrawal of the drug; massive overdose may require beta-blockers for increased sympathomimetic activity.
Chronic overdose may cause hyperthyroidism, weight loss, nervousness, sweating, tachycardia, insomnia, heat intolerance, menstrual irregularities, palpitations, psychosis, fever; acute overdose may cause fever, hypoglycemia, CHF, unrecognized adrenal insufficiency.
Reduce dose or temporarily discontinue therapy; normal hypothalamic-pituitary-thyroid axis will return to normal in 6-8 weeks; serum T4 levels do not correlate well with toxicity.
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.
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 Lab Test
Interaction with Medicine
- Phenytoin may decrease levothyroxine levels.
- Cholestyramine may decrease absorption of levothyroxine.
- Increased oral hypoglycemic requirements.
- Increased effect: Increased effects of oral anticoagulants.
- Increased toxicity: Tricyclic antidepressants may increase toxic potential of both drugs.
Interaction with Disease
- Ineffective for weight reduction; high doses may produce serious or even life-threatening toxic effects particularly when used with some anorectic drugs.
- Use with caution and reduce dosage in patients with angina pectoris or other cardiovascular disease; levothyroxine tablets contain tartrazine dye which may cause allergic reactions in susceptible individuals.
- Use cautiously in elderly since they may be more likely to have compromised cardiovascular functions.
- Patients with adrenal insufficiency, myxedema, diabetes mellitus and insipidus may have symptoms exaggerated or aggravated.
- Thyroid replacement requires periodic assessment of thyroid status.
- Chronic hypothyroidism predisposes patients to coronary artery disease.
Interaction with Food
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