Levothyroxine - Drug Information

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General Information on Levothyroxine

Generic Name : Levothyroxine

Pronunciation : lee voe thye rox' een

Latest prescription information about Levothyroxine. Learn how to pronounce the drug's name, its indications, dosage, how to take, when to take, when not to take, side effects, special precautions, its storage instructions and warnings if any when taken during pregnancy. Also listed are the International and Indian trade name(s) of the drug and its price list.
ICD Code : Y42.1 | Therapeutic Classification : Thyroid and Antithyroid Agents

Why is Levothyroxine Prescribed? (Indications)

This medication is a thyroid hormone, prescribed for hypothyroidism. It works by replacing thyroid hormone when the body does not make enough on its own.

Pregnancy Category

A B C D X

Category A :

Well-designed and sufficient studies in pregnant women have failed to demonstrate a risk to the fetus during the first trimester of pregnancy. These drugs are considered to be safe during pregnancy.

What is the dosage of Levothyroxine?

Adult- Initial- The recommended dose is 12.5-125 mcg/day, orally.

How should Levothyroxine be taken?

It comes as a tablet to take by mouth, on an empty stomach.

What are the warnings and precautions for Levothyroxine?

Caution should be exercised in patients with history of trouble in swallowing, heart problems, high blood pressure, bleeding disorder, anemia, sugar, jaundice, underactive adrenal or pituitary gland, osteoporosis, infertility, adrenal gland problems, thyroid problems, any allergy, who are taking other medications, elderly, children, during pregnancy and breastfeeding.
Monitor blood sugar level regularly while taking this medication.
Dietary fiber may decrease the absorption of this medication; consult with your doctor for proper diet.

What are the side effects of Levothyroxine?

   General : Fatigue, increased appetite, weight loss, heat intolerance, fever and excessive sweating.
   Central nervous system : Headache, hyperactivity, nervousness, anxiety, irritability, emotional lability and sleeplessness.
   Musculoskeletal : Tremor and muscle weakness.
   Heart : Palpitations, fast heart rate, abnormal heart rhythm, increased pulse and blood pressure, heart failure, chest pain and heart attack.
   Respiratory : Difficulty in breathing.
   Gastrointestinal : Diarrhea, vomiting, abdominal cramps and elevation in liver function tests.
   Skin : Hair loss and flushing.
   Endocrine : Decreased bone mineral density.
   Reproductive : Menstrual irregularities and impaired fertility.

What are the other precautions for Levothyroxine?

Avoid excess dosage.

What are the storage conditions of Levothyroxine?

Store it at room temperature (15-30C), and in an airtight container. Keep away from children.

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pragdi 

please also sepicy the company name or the near by location in indiafrom where i can puchase the inj Levothroid , or synthroid. Kamal Ahuja

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