Information about 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, warnings and its storage instructions . Also listed are the International and Indian trade name(s) of the drug and its price list.
Therapeutic Classification : Thyroid And Antithyroid Agents
Trade Names/Brand Names of Thyroxine
Synthroid, Thyrax, Euthyrox, Levoxyl, Levothroid, Levaxin, L-Thyroxine, Eltroxin, Thyrox
Why is Thyroxine Prescribed? (Indications)
This medication is a thyroid hormone, prescribed for hypothyroidism, and thyroid cancer.
When should Thyroxine not be taken? (Contraindications)
Contraindicated in patients with untreated hyperthyroidism, recent heart attack and hypersensitivity.
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 for Thyroxine?
Store it at room temperature.