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Learn more about levothyroxine sodium

What dosages is levothyroxine sodium available in?

What dosages is levothyroxine sodium available in?

levothyroxine sodium is available as a 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 oral tablet.

What is levothyroxine sodium used for?

What is levothyroxine sodium used for?

levothyroxine sodium is a thyroxine (T4) and is used to treat the following:

  • Hypothyroidism (low thyroid hormone levels)
  • Thyroid cancer (in combination with radiation and surgery)
How does levothyroxine sodium work?

How does levothyroxine sodium work?

levothyroxine sodium is a man-made version of the T4 thyroid hormone made by your thyroid gland. Thyroid hormones have important functions like controlling metabolism, body temperature, heart rate, and more. When the amount of hormone is too low, taking thyroid replacement hormones can bring your levels back to normal.

How do I take levothyroxine sodium?

How do I take levothyroxine sodium?

Your provider will calculate your dose of levothyroxine sodium based on different factors, such as your age, medical condition, and level of thyroid hormone. The typical dose of levothyroxine sodium ranges from 13 mcg to 200 mcg taken by mouth once daily on an empty stomach.

Is it safe for me to take levothyroxine sodium?

Is it safe for me to take levothyroxine sodium?

levothyroxine sodium is a safe and effective treatment when used for FDA licensed indications. However, like all medications, they may give you unwanted side effects. You should always discuss potential side effects with your physician to ensure the medication is suitable and right for you. You should not use this medication if you have uncorrected adrenal insufficiency.

levothyroxine sodium Common Side Effects

levothyroxine sodium Common Side Effects

Common side effects of levothyroxine sodium:

  • Side effects are rare and are typically related to too much thyroid hormone
levothyroxine sodium Serious Side Effects

levothyroxine sodium Serious Side Effects

Serious side effects are rare with levothyroxine sodium. Contact your healthcare provider immediately if you experience any of the following.

  • Heart failure: trouble breathing, weakness, tiredness, swelling in the hands, ankles, and feet
  • Heart attack: dizziness, lightheadedness, anxiety, trouble breathing, fast heartbeat, nausea, cold sweat, clammy skin, chest pain or tightness
Effects of other drugs, drug classes and over-the-counter products on levothyroxine sodium

Effects of other drugs, drug classes and over-the-counter products on levothyroxine sodium

The following medications may interact with levothyroxine sodium:

  • See full prescribing information for drugs that affect thyroid hormone pharmacokinetics and metabolism (e.g., absorption, synthesis, secretion catabolism, protein binding, and target tissue response) and may alter the therapeutic response to levothyroxine sodium
Who makes levothyroxine sodium?

Who makes levothyroxine sodium?

Various FDA-approved generic manufacturers

Is levothyroxine sodium safe in pregnancy?

Is levothyroxine sodium safe in pregnancy?

Pregnancy may require the use of higher doses of levothyroxine sodium. You should notify your healthcare provider if you become pregnant while taking levothyroxine sodium.

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