Thyroxine Tablets 50mcg 100s Levothyroxine, also known as L-thyroxine, is a manufactured form of the thyroid hormone thyroxine (T4).
It is used to treat thyroid hormone deficiency, including the severe form known as myxedema coma. It may also be used to treat and prevent certain types of thyroid tumors. It is not indicated for weight loss.Levothyroxine is taken by mouth or given by injection into a vein.Maximum effect from a specific dose can take up to six weeks to occur.
Thyroxine Tablets 50mcg 100s doses include weight loss, trouble tolerating heat, sweating, anxiety, trouble sleeping, tremor, and fast heart rate. Use is not recommended in people who have had a recent heart attack.Use during pregnancy has been found to be safe.Dosing should be based on regular measurements of thyroid-stimulating hormone (TSH) and T4 levels in the blood. Much of the effect of levothyroxine is following its conversion to triiodothyronine (T3).
Levothyroxine was first made in 1927.It is on the World Health Organization’s List of Essential Medicines. Levothyroxine is available as a generic medication.Levothyroxine was the third-most commonly prescribed medication in the United States in 2017, with more than 101 million prescriptions.
It is used either as a replacement or supplement to hormone thyroxine in hypothyroidism patients or
pituitary TSH suppression ( a condition where pituitary gland-a small gland located in the brain, fails to
produce hormone TSH).
Side effects include angina pain (chest pain), cardiac arrhythmias (irregular heartbeat), palpitation,
skeletal muscle cramps, tachycardia (increased heart rate), diarrhea, vomiting, tremors, excitability,
insomnia (inability to sleep), headaches, flushing (temporary reddening of the face), weight loss, muscle
weakness, sweating, rash, pruritis (itchy skin), edema (swelling), restlessness, menstrual irregularity,
pseudotumor cerebri (a condition with pressure development in the brain that results in headache),
heat intolerance, and transient alopecia (temporary spot baldness)
When Not To Use
Its use is prohibited in thyrotoxicosis (a condition with an excessive amount of thyroid hormone in the body).
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