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Drug information on Thyrox (100 mcg) (Thyroxine) from Macleods Pharmaceuticals Ltd
Drug Name : Thyroxine
Thyroxine(Synthroid) generic Thyrox (100 mcg) is a thyroid hormone, prescribed for hypothyroidism, and thyroid cancer.
More Info about Thyroxine
Trade Names for Thyroxine
Synthroid, Thyrax, Euthyrox, Levoxyl, Levothroid, Levaxin, L-Thyroxine, Eltroxin, Thyrox
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.
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.
It comes as a tablet to take by mouth, on an empty stomach.
Contraindicated in patients with untreated hyperthyroidism, recent heart attack and hypersensitivity.
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.
Avoid excess dosage.
Store it at room temperature.