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Synthroid

Synthroid



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

 
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Synthroid

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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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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User Medicine Opinions for Synthroid
Overall:3 out of 5
Low adverse Reactions3 out of 5
Healing Power:5 out of 5
No dependency problems:5 out of 5
Cost-Benefit:5 out of 5
Sex: F
Age: 39
Location: 30024
Time Taken: 7 days

Reason: hypothryroidism/thyroiditis? Date: 8 May 2009
Side Effects
Some nausea, heart racing, eye infection, continued weight gain

Additional Thoughts
Ive only taken Synthroid for one week

Overall:1 out of 5
Low adverse Reactions3 out of 5
Healing Power:4 out of 5
No dependency problems:5 out of 5
Cost-Benefit:4 out of 5
Sex: F
Age: 38
Location: quincy illinois
Time Taken: 5 weeks

Reason: hypothyroidism Date: 27 April 2009
Side Effects
Muscles seize up. I cant lift anything. I cant get up off the floor. I am gaining weight about 3 pounds a week. I cannot sleep at night, insomnia. I have anxiety attacks. Crying attacks.

Additional Thoughts
Its the end of April, I was diagnosed end of February with hypo and given synthroid. Before the medication- I was feeling great in every aspect except the weight gaining factor. With/since the medication started 5 weeks ago, Ive never felt this terrible ever. I cant get in to see an endocrinologist until August 20th!! Hope I survive that long. IM me at tsjpop1 on yahoo messenger if you have one and want to talk anyone.

Overall:2 out of 5
Low adverse Reactions4 out of 5
Healing Power:5 out of 5
No dependency problems:5 out of 5
Cost-Benefit:5 out of 5
Sex: F
Age: 28
Location: Toronto
Time Taken: 6 months days

Reason: Hypothyroid Date: 14 January 2009
Side Effects
I too have had miscarriages, two in a row at six weeks pregnancy. I am also wondering if either being hypothyroid or synthroid could be a factor. I sincerely hope not. I have been on synthroid through it all.

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Overall:3 out of 5
Low adverse Reactions3 out of 5
Healing Power:5 out of 5
No dependency problems:5 out of 5
Cost-Benefit:4 out of 5
Sex: F
Age: 53
Location: Illinois
Time Taken: 4 years

Reason: Hashimotos autoimmune thyroid Date: 20 November 2008
Side Effects
muscle pain, fatigue, weakness. Hard to tell if these are symptoms of the hashi's or the synthroid?

Additional Thoughts
Wish there were something better for those of us with thyroid issues to take. I've tried levoxyl and that was even worse. Keep researching please!!

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