Thyroxine Tablets 50 Mcg



Thyroxine Tablets Specification
Requires Prescription (YES/NO)

Thyroxine Sodium

Used For

How it works
Thyroxine is a hormone which is produced naturally in the body by the thyroid gland. Levothyroxine is a synthetic version of this hormone. Thyroxine controls how much energy your body uses. When the thyroid gland does not produce enough thyroxine (a condition known as hypothyroidism), many of the body’s functions slow down. Some of the most common symptoms of hypothyroidism are: • Tiredness • Weight gain • Feeling depressed . Levothyroxine Tablets are used to replace the thyroxine that your thyroid gland cannot produce and prevent the symptoms of hypothyroidism. Before starting your treatment your doctor will carry out a blood test to work out how much levothyroxine you need.

Thyroxine Tablets Usage And Safety
Thyroxine Sodium

Side Effects
Anginal pain , cardiac arrhytmias , palpitation , skeletal muscles cramps , tachycardia , diarrhoea , vomiting , tremor , excitability , insomnia , headaches , flushing , weight loss , muscular weakness , sweating , rash , pruritis , oedema , restlessness , menstrual disorders , pseudotumour cerebri , heat intolerance . Transpient alopecia in children.

Drug Interactions
Anticoagulants , cholestyramine , phenytoin , digitalis , insulin , antidiabetic therapy , amiodarone , rifampicin , anticonvulsants , sertraline , lithium , sucralfate , polystyrene , sulfonate , sevelamer , cimetidine , antacids , oral iron , digoxin , NSAIDS , B Blockers , tyrosine kinase inhibitors.

It is used to treat Hypothyroidism .

When not to Use
Do not take thyroxine • If you are allergic to levothyroxine or any of the other ingredients of this medicine • If you suffer from an overactive thyroid gland that produces too much thyroid hormone (thyrotoxicosis) • If you have any condition that affects your adrenal glands (your doctor will be able to advise you if you are not sure.

Thyroxine Tablets Precautions
Subclinical hyperthyroidism (where the thyroid gland makes too much thyroxine) may occur if your dose is too high and this could be associated with bone loss (osteoporosis). This will usually disappear after reducing the dose or stopping the tablets. However, you must not change the dose or stop the tablets without talking to your doctor first.

Thyroxine Tablets Warnings
Warning 1
Talk to your doctor, pharmacist or nurse before taking thyroxine if you have suffered with an under active thyroid gland for a long time . If you suffer from heart problems including angina, coronary artery disease or high blood pressure.

Warning 2
Blood pressure will be regularly monitored when levothyroxine treatment is started in very low birth weight preterm neonates because rapid fall in blood pressure (known as circulatory collapse) may occur.

Warning 3
If you are being treated for diabetes. The dose of your anti-diabetic medicine may need to be changed as levothyroxine can raise blood sugar levels .

Thyroxine Tablets Additional Information
Pregnancy category
Always consult your physician before using any medicine.

Storage (YES/NO)
Store this medicine at room temperature, away from direct light and heat.

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