Thyroxine - Drug Information

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General Information on Thyroxine

Generic Name : Thyroxine

Pronunciation : thy-rox-ine

Latest prescription information about Thyroxine. 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.
Therapeutic Classification : Thyroid And Antithyroid Agents

Why is Thyroxine Prescribed? (Indications)

This medication is a thyroid hormone, prescribed for hypothyroidism, and thyroid cancer.  

When should Thyroxine not to be taken? (Contraindications)

Contraindicated in patients with untreated hyperthyroidism, recent heart attack and hypersensitivity.

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 Thyroxine?

Adults: Initial dose of 50-100mcg increased by 25-50 mcg at 3-4 weeks interval. Max: 150-300mcg daily.
Children: 25-150-mcg daily with 25mcg increments every 2-4 weeks.

How should Thyroxine be taken?

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

What are the warnings and precautions for Thyroxine?

Caution should be exercised in patients with history of difficulty in swallowing, heart disease, high blood pressure, bleeding disorder, anemia, sugar, osteoporosis, fertility problems, other thyroid problems, any allergy, who are taking other medications, during pregnancy and breastfeeding.
Monitor blood sugar regularly while taking this medication.

What are the side effects of Thyroxine?

Nervousness, excitability, tremor, muscle weakness, cramps, increased sweating, flushing, heat intolerance, headache, insomnia, rapid heart rate, palpitations, chest pain, excessive weight loss, menstrual irregularities, diarrhea and vomiting.

What are the other precautions for Thyroxine?

Avoid excess dosage.

What are the storage conditions of Thyroxine?

Store it at room temperature.

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RSSHARMA 

TAB THYROXINE SODIUM 50 MCG [THYRONORM] should be taken empty stomach. But the site is silent about the time period as to duration of empty stomach for best result ?

BMRAO 

I am taking thyronorm for last 2.5 years in the morning on empty stomach as per doctor prescription. But I have also been taking one litre water on empty stomach for last 5 years. Is it ok taking thyronorm with one litre water.

RahulDCSA 

Hi,I want to know that for how long will take Thyronorm 25 mg,as my 6 month child have suggest by doctor but now report was normal and doctor said we want to give it continuously till 2 year.

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