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Levothroid

Levothroid



USES: This drug is used to replace thyroid hormone, to treat an overactive thyroid and for testing thyroid gland function.

 
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Levothroid

Uses
This drug is used to replace thyroid hormone, to treat an overactive thyroid and for testing thyroid gland function.
Notes
  • Lab tests may be done periodically to monitor the effectiveness of this medication.

Storage
  • Store at room temperature between 59 and 86 degrees F (15 to 30 degrees C) away from sunlight and moisture.


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Levothroid (levothyroxine) 200 mcg
Levothroid (levothyroxine) 200 mcg
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Levothroid (levothyroxine) 137 mcg
Levothroid Tablet (Tablet 0.05 mg)
Levothroid Tablet (Tablet 0.05 mg)

How To Use
  • HOW TO USE THIS MEDICATION: This medication is given by injection into a vein or into a muscle and is usually given once a day before breakfast.
  • Do not stop using this medication without consulting with your doctor.
  • Thyroid replacement therapy is usually taken for life.
  • This drug must be mixed immediately before use.
  • Do not mix drug with diluent for later use.

Side Effects
  • Symptoms of low thyroid levels include fatigue, muscle aches, constipation, dry skin, weight gain, slow heart rate, sensitivity to cold or dry, brittle hair that tends to fall out easily.
  • These symptoms should disappear as your body adjusts to the medication.
  • If these symptoms persist or worsen, inform your doctor.
  • Symptoms of high thyroid levels include headache, chest pain, increased pulse rate, rapid or irregular heartbeat, shortness of breath, trembling, sweating, diarrhea or weight loss while taking this medication.
  • The dose of the medication may need to be adjusted; consult your doctor.
  • If you notice other effects not listed above, contact your doctor or pharmacist.

Precautions
  • Tell your doctor your medical history before using this drug.
  • Avoid using thyroid drugs for weight control.
  • Current information shows that this drug may be used during pregnancy.
  • Small amounts of this drug are excreted into breast milk.
  • Consult your doctor before breast-feeding.

Missed Dose
  • If you miss a dose, use it as soon as remembered; do not use if it is almost time for the next dose, instead, skip the missed dose and resume your usual dosing schedule.
  • Do not "double-up" the dose to catch up.
  • Call your doctor if you miss 2 or more doses in a row.

Drug Interactions
  • Inform your doctor about all the medicines you use (both prescription and nonprescription) especially if you take warfarin, drugs that may increase heart rate or blood pressure such as decongestants or caffeine, (decongestants may be found in certain over-the-counter cough-and-cold medicines), digoxin, cholestyramine, oral medicine used for diabetes, birth control pills/estrogen.
  • Do not start or stop any medicine without doctor or pharmacist approval.

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