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Consuming alcohol with Thyrox 50 does not cause any harmful side effects.
Thyrox 50 is safe to use during pregnancy. Most studies have shown low or no risk to the developing baby.
Thyrox 50 is safe to use during breastfeeding. Human studies suggest that the drug does not pass into the breastmilk in a significant amount and is not ... View More
Thyrox 50 does not usually affect your ability to drive.
There is limited information available on the use of Thyrox 50 in patients with kidney disease. Please consult your doctor.
There is limited information available on the use of Thyrox 50 in patients with liver disease. Please consult your doctor.
Thyrox 50 is a medicine used to treat an underactive thyroid gland (hypothyroidism). It replaces the hormone which was not being produced by your thyroi... View More
Uses of Thyrox 50
Side effects of Thyrox 50
- Flushing (sense of warmth in the face, ears, neck and trunk)
- Weight loss
How to use Thyrox 50
Take this medicine in the dose and duration as advised by your doctor. Swallow it as a whole. Do not chew, crush or break it. Thyrox 50 is to be taken e... View More
How Thyrox 50 works
Thyrox 50 is a synthetic version of a hormone produced by the thyroid gland. It works by replacing the thyroid hormones that your thyroid gland cannot p... View More
What if you forget to take Thyrox 50?
If you miss a dose of Thyrox 50, take it as soon as possible. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and go back to your... View More
- Thyrox 50 should be taken on an empty stomach (ideally, first thing in the morning). No food, milk, or tea should be taken 1 hour before and 2 hours aft... View More
- It may take 6 to 8 weeks to get the full effect.
- For most people, Thyrox 50 can be a lifelong medication. Do not discontinue it without discussing your doctor.
- Inform your doctor if you have diarrhea, nervousness, irritability, sleep disturbances, shaking hands, or chest pain. Your doctor may adjust your dose.
- Leave a gap of at least 4 hours before taking any antacids, calcium or iron supplements, and multivitamins, as these may interfere with the effect of th... View More
- Get your hormone levels checked regularly and inform your doctor if you notice a significant change in your body weight. The dose may need to be adjuste... View More
- Inform your doctor before changing the brand of Thyrox 50 as all brands may not have the same effect.
Hypothyroidism, TSH suppression, Myxoedema coma
Should be taken on an empty stomach with full glass of water. Take on an empty stomach ½-1 hr before meals.
Oral Mild Hypothyroidism 1.7 mcg/kg or 100-125 mcg PO qDay; not to exceed 300 mcg/day >50 years (or <50 yr with CV disease) Usual initial dose: 2... View More
Oral Hypothyroidism Age 1-3 months 10-15 mcg/kg/day PO Use lower starting dose (25 mcg/day) if patient at risk of cardiac failure; if initial serum... View More
Untreated hyperthyroidism; uncorrected adrenal failure; recent MI.
Mode of Action
Levothyroxine Na is a synthetic form of thyroxine which increases the basal metabolic rate (BMR) and the utilisation and mobilisation of glycogen stores... View More
Patients w/ CV (e.g. angina, heart failure, HTN), DM and diabetes insipidus, epilepsy, pre-existing myasthenia syndrome, long-standing hypothyroidism. E... View More
Nervousness, excitability, tremor, muscle weakness, fatigue, cramps; sweating, flushing, heat intolerance, headache, fever, insomnia, tachycardia, palpi... View More
Reduced absorption w/ iron, antacids, bile acid sequestrants, colestyramine, simeticone, Ca carbonate, sucralfate, cation exchange resins. Reduced tri-i... View More
Alternative brand for Thyrox 50
The information provided herein is accurate, updated and complete as per the best practices of the Company. Please note that this information should not... View More