Levothyroxine is a medicine, licensed by Wockhardt, which is used to treat low levels of thyroid hormones.
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Levothyroxine is a treatment which increases the level of hormones in those with an underactive thyroid. Symptoms of an underactive thyroid can take a long time to develop. They can include depression, muscle aches, and constipation.
Levothyroxine works to replace the hormones which your thyroid gland produces, known as T3 and T4.
Before taking levothyroxine, your doctor will do a blood test to see what dose you need.
Before taking Levothyroxine, speak to your doctor to ensure it is safe for you to take.
During your consultation with our doctor, ensure you mention any medicines you are currently taking so that our doctor can safely prescribe the medicine for you.
It's important not to take levothyroxine and seek advice from your doctor if you have:
Speak with your doctor first before taking levothyroxine if you have:
Levothyroxine should be taken once in the morning. You should take it at least 30 minutes before eating food or drinking caffeinated beverages, as these can affect Levothyroxine's ability to work.
To take levothyroxine, swallow one capsule whole with a glass of water, and do not cut or crush the capsule.
Always follow your doctor's instructions and read the patient information leaflet enclosed with your medicine before taking levothyroxine.
Levothyroxine usually takes between 7 and 10 days to be absorbed by your cells. However, it can often take many weeks before you notice improvements.
You will need to take levothyroxine indefinitely. Stopping treatment early will most likely cause your symptoms to return.
If you forget to take your dose of levothyroxine, take it as soon as you remember.
If it's approaching your next dose, skip the missed dose and continue your treatment as normal.
Do not double-dose to make up for the missed dose.
Like all medicines, levothyroxine can cause unwanted side effects. However, once you're on the correct dose the side effects should go away.
Usually, side effects are more common if you take more levothyroxine than you require. The symptoms will be the same for those with an overactive thyroid. They include:
Serious side effects are rare, but some people may experience them. Call your doctor immediately if you experience:
In rare cases, it's possible to experience a serious allergic reaction to levothyroxine.
Contact your doctor straight away if:
These are warning signs of a serious allergic reaction, which is a medical emergency.
For a complete list of side effects see the leaflet inside your medicines packet.
If you would like to order Levothyroxine, start by selecting a dosage and package type.
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