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Synthroid (Levothyroxine)

Synthroid (Levothyroxine)

Levothyroxine Sodium

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Synthroid (Levothyroxine Sodium) is a synthetic thyroid hormone commonly prescribed to treat hypothyroidism (an underactive thyroid). It replaces or provides more thyroid hormone, which is normally produced by the thyroid gland.

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Synthroid (Levothyroxine Sodium) 

Synthroid (Levothyroxine Sodium) is a synthetic thyroid hormone commonly prescribed to treat hypothyroidism (an underactive thyroid). It replaces or provides more thyroid hormone, which is normally produced by the thyroid gland.

How to Use:

  • Take Synthroid once daily on an empty stomach, ideally 30 minutes before breakfast.
  • Consistency in timing and the way you take the medication is crucial for its effectiveness.

Dosage:

  • Dosage is based on your medical condition, age, lab test results, and response to treatment.
  • They are available in the following strenghts: 25 mcg, 50 mcg, 75 mcg, 88 mcg, 100 mcg, 112 mcg, 125 mcg, 137 mcg, 150 mcg, 175 mcg, 200 mcg, and 300 mcg tablets

Side Effects:

  • Most people using Synthroid do not experience severe side effects.
  • Common side effects may include mild hair loss, increased appetite, weight loss, and nervousness.
  • Contact your doctor if you experience chest pain, rapid heartbeat, or severe headache.

Precautions:

  • Inform your doctor about any allergies, medical history (especially of heart disease, diabetes, high blood pressure), and current medications.
  • Synthroid may affect blood sugar levels in diabetic patients.

Interactions:

  • Certain medications (such as warfarin, digitalis drugs) may interact with Synthroid.
  • Some foods (soybean flour, cottonseed meal, walnuts, and dietary fiber) may decrease its absorption.

Storage:

  • Store at room temperature away from light and moisture.
  • Do not store in the bathroom and keep all medications away from children and pets.

Note on Cost:

  • Synthroid is often available at a lower cost from Canadian pharmacies, making it a more affordable option for many patients.

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