Brand Names: Levothroid, Levoxyl, Synthroid, Tirosint, Unithroid
Generic Name: Levothyroxine
Synthroid is a revolutionary and ultimately powerful treatment that serves thyroid hormone replacement. Naturally produced hormone is responsible for the metabolism and energy stock of the body.
The active ingredient of the remedy, Levothyroxine, helps to replace the lacking hormone and balance disorders triggered by eliminated hormone production.
Hypothyroidism is the main Synthroid interaction, since the drug works the best to increase thyroid level and manage existing problems.
Additionally, the drug is prescribed as a remedy against goiter that may occur as a result of radiation treatment, cancer, hormone imbalances and other issues.
Synthroid can be administered in other cases, though consult your healthcare provider before such medication use.
The drug will not treat weight disorders. Keep in mind that Synthroid can activate dangerous and even life-threatening complications if misused or overused.
The medication does not have strict contraindications, since thyroid hormone is naturally produced in the organism. However, it is important to inform the doctor about diverse health related problems you have, especially:
Synthroid can negatively influence the health of an unborn or nursing child, so its intake is not recommended for pregnant and breastfeeding women.
Following safety directions and instructions, a patient increases his/her chances of successful, effective and safe treatment course.
Never change the dose, length of the treatment course or other adjustments prescribed by the doctor. Instead, take Synthroid thoroughly following all of them.
The treatment should be administered on an empty stomach, preferable 30-60 minutes before breakfast. It is preferable to use the drug at the same time each day.
Your healthcare provider may request frequent medical tests, so that you may be sure Synthroid course is safe.
The first positive changes may occur in a few weeks of the medication course. Continue using the drug for the full length of prescribed course. Never pass Synthroid to other patients, even if they share your symptoms.
Several prescription and OTC medications and other pharmaceutical products may interact with Synthroid causing dangerous reactions. Inform your physician about all the other remedies you are using, paying exclusive attention to:
Synthroid misuse can result in devastating side effects, including allergic reactions, sleeping disorders, uneven heart rate, diarrhea, nausea, vomiting, etc.