Jaroxin is a medicine used to treat an underactive thyroid gland (hypothyroidism). It replaces the hormone which was not being produced by your thyroid ... View More
Uses of Jaroxin
Side effects of Jaroxin
How to use Jaroxin
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. Jaroxin is to be taken emp... View More
How Jaroxin works
Jaroxin is a synthetic version of a hormone produced by the thyroid gland. It works by replacing the thyroid hormones that your thyroid gland cannot pro... View More
What if you forget to take Jaroxin?
If you miss a dose of Jaroxin, 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 r... View More
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