Synthroid (Oral)

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What is the Indications of synthroid

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Synthroid (Oral) Drug and Prescription Information

Synthroid (Oral)

Synthroid (Oral) Medication Classification


Synthroid (Oral) Brandname

Synthroid, Levoxyl, Levothroid, Armour Thyroid, Unithroid, Cytomel, Thyrolar, Westhroid, Nature-Throid NT-1, Nature-Throid NT-2, Nature-Throid NT-1/2, Nature-Throid NT-3

Synthroid (Oral) is used for the Treatment

Treats hypothyroidism (the body does not produce enough thyroid hormone).

When To Not Use Synthroid (Oral)

You should not use this medicine if you have had an allergic reaction to any type of thyroid hormone or if you have an overactive thyroid gland.

How Should You Use Synthroid (Oral)

Capsule, Tablet

  • Your doctor will tell you how much to take and how often
  • Take your medicine at the same time every day.
  • Take the medicine on an empty stomach.
  • Do not stop taking this medicine without first checking with your doctor, you may need to take smaller and smaller doses before completely stopping the medicine.
  • If a dose is missed:
  • Take the missed dose take as soon as possible.
  • Skip the missed dose if it is almost time for your next regular dose.
  • You should not use two doses at the same time.

Proper Synthroid (Oral) Storage

Store Synthroid (Oral) at room temperature away from sunlight and moisture unless otherwise stated by manufacturer's instructions or labelling. Keep Synthroid (Oral) and all medications out of the reach of children.

What To Avoid While Using Synthroid (Oral)

Ask your doctor or pharmacist before using any other medicine, including over-the-counter medicines, vitamins, and herbal products.

  • Make sure your doctor knows if you are taking a blood thinner (Coumadin®), cholestyramine (Questran®), medicine for diabetes (insulin, Diabenese®, Glucotrol®), estrogens, birth control pills, or products used for colds, asthma, appetite control, hay fever, or sinus problems.

Synthroid (Oral) Warnings

  • Check with your doctor before taking this medicine if you have heart disease, high blood pressure, diabetes, or an underactive adrenal or pituitary gland.
  • Tell your doctor if you are pregnant or breastfeeding.
  • Large doses of thyroid hormones, especially when taken with diet pills, can result in dangerous side effects.
  • Make sure you see your doctor for regular check-ups so your condition can be followed closely.

Synthroid (Oral) Side Effects

Call your doctor right away if you notice any of these side effects:

  • Skin rash or hives
  • Shortness of breath or trouble breathing
  • Chest pain
  • Fast or pounding heartbeat
  • Inability to stand heat
  • Extreme nervousness or irritability, tremors
  • Severe diarrhea, intense sweating
  • If you notice these less serious side effects, talk with your doctor:
  • Anxiety
  • Headache
  • Trouble sleeping
  • Appetite changes, weight loss
  • Irregular menstrual periods

Synthroid (Oral) Ratings

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Synthroid (Oral)

Effectiveness: ****

Ease of Use: **

Overall Satisfaction: ***


julie, tampa,fl. - 04/14/2012

I started taking it in December,2011 for hypothyroid(88mg),my second trip to Dr. I jumped to hyperthyroid(75mg)but still felt sluggish. Two or three weeks later I was getting the symptoms; rapid heart rate,weightloss(yeah !),shaky hands,anxiety. Which all those latter symptoms caused by the heart rate spike. I always had irregular menstrual,always had trouble sleeping. About four months before I was diagnosed, I had gained an abnormal amount of weight(for me). I just thought it was my age, but I did catch it in time, thank goodness.I just started my 50mg two days ago,we will see how it goes. By the way, I lost weight,I'm not sluggish anymore and I'm not constipated anymore,hence the weightloss so I'm good.