WHAT IS SYNTHROID?
Synthroid is a hormone of thyroid gland and produced in the laboratory conditions. This is a pharmacological analogue of the human hormone of the thyroid gland used for the treatment and/or prevention of hypothyroidism.
Unlike hormones of the thyroid gland of the animal origin, Synthroid is better tolerated and does not cause side effects, and it costs by several times cheaper.
USE AND DOSE OF SYNTHROID
The pills of Synthroid are taken orally with enough water. The pills should be used in the morning hours, this way it is better absorbed.
The daily dose of Synthroid depends on several factors: age, sex of a patient, concentration of hormones of the thyroid gland and size of the tumor. After complex medical examination, a doctor will prescribe a dose which will reduce the tumor.
You might notice a few side effects from taking this drug which may include hair loss may occur during the first few months of treatment. This effect is usually temporary as your body adjusts to this medication. If this effect persists or worsens, tell your doctor or pharmacist promptly.
Consult your doctor right away if any of these unlikely but serious effects of high thyroid hormone levels occur: increased sweating
sensitivity to heat
shortness of breath
easily broken bones.
A very serious allergic reaction to this drug is rare. However, get medical help right away if you notice any symptoms of a serious allergic reaction, including:
itching/swelling (especially of the face/tongue/throat)
Before taking levothyroxine, tell your doctor or pharmacist if you are allergic to it or if you have any other allergies. This drug may contain inactive ingredients, which can cause allergic reactions or other problems.
If you happen to overdosed and have serious symptoms such as passing out or trouble breathing, please consult your doctor. Symptoms of overdose may include:
loss of consciousness
NB: Do not share this drug with someone.
If you miss a dose, take it as soon as you remember. If it is near the time of the next dose, skip the missed dose. Take your next dose at the regular time. Do not double the dose to catch up unless your doctor tells you to do so. Call your doctor if you miss 2 or more doses in a row.
Store at room temperature away from light and moisture. Do not store in the bathroom. Keep all medications away from children and pets.