a thyroid hormone, is used to treat hypothyroidism. This is a
condition where the thyroid gland produces insufficient thyroid
hormone, resulting in the improper functioning of the body, speech
impediments, fatigue, increased sensitivity to cold, etc.
Levothyroxine drugs is also used in the treatment of congenital
hypothyroidism & goiter.
How to Use
This synthroid medication is available in tablet form for oral
consumption with full glass of water. Taken once a day on empty
stomach, before breakfast. Follow prescription information on label
carefully, and consult yor doctor or pharmacist for more details.
When given to infants and children, tablet should be crushed an
mixed with 1 to 2 teaspoons of water and administered through spoon
or dropper right away. Mixture should not be stored or mixed with
any other food. Continue with the drug even if symptoms persist for
Levothyroxine drugs may cause certain side effects. Consult your
doctor if any of these symptoms occur.
||Unusual bleeding or bruising
||Changes in Menstrual Cycle
||Sensitivity to Heat
||Temporary Hair Loss, particularly in children
during the first month of therapy
Before taking levothyroxine,
- Inform doctor & pharmacist about any allergies to any
drugs or foods.\
- Inform doctor & pharmacist about any other medication you
may be taking during the same time.
- If you are taking an antacid, take it at least 4 hours before
or after taking levothyroxine drugs.
- Inform your about your medical history or any planned
- Inform doctor about any existing or planned pregnancy.
In case of overdose, immediately contact your doctor or emergency
Take the missed dose the moment you remember it. In case it is time
for the next dose, then skip the missed dose and continue with
regular schedule. Do not take double dose to compensate for a missed
Store in container, tightly closed, and out of the reach of
children. Store in a clean environment at room temperatures away
from heat and moisture. Consult pharmacist about proper disposal of