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Drug information on Thyrox (Levothyroxine) from Macleods Pharmaceuticals Ltd

Thyrox

  Tablet  
Macleods Pharmaceuticals Ltd
Generic : Levothyroxine
 31.10
0.1mg
30 Tablets

Drug Name : Levothyroxine

Levothyroxine(Levothroid) generic Thyrox is a thyroid hormone, prescribed for hypothyroidism. It works by replacing thyroid hormone when the body does not make enough on its own.
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Dhanalakshmi Chinnuswamy
Further Checked by The Medindia Medical Review Team on February, 2, 2017
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Medical Condition(s) for which Thyrox may be prescribed


Side effects of Thyrox

   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.

Dosage & When it is to be taken (Indications)

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

How to use Thyrox?

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

Warnings and Precautions for Thyrox

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.

Other Precautions for Thyrox

Avoid excess dosage.

Storage Conditions for Thyrox

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



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