This medication is a hormone of the thyroid gland, prescribed for hypothyroidism (deficiency in the production of thyroid hormone).
PO- Adults, teenagers, and children—At first, 32 milligrams (mg) a day. It may be increased if needed.
It comes as a tablet to take by mouth, on an empty stomach.
• Caution should be exercised in patients with history of trouble in swallowing, heart problems, high blood pressure, bleeding disorder, anemia, sugar, jaundice, under active 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.
• Less common :
Headache (severe) in children, skin rash or hives, chest pain, confusion, fast or irregular heartbeat, mood swings, muscle weakness, psychosis. Restlessness, yellow eyes or skin, shortness of breath.
• Miscellaneous : Clumsiness, coldness, constipation, dry and puffy skin, listlessness, muscle aches, sleepiness, tiredness, weakness and weight gain.
Avoid excess dosage.
Store it at room temperature (15-30°C), and in an airtight container. Keep away from children.
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