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Brand Name Synthroid
Generic Name Levothyroxine
Category Thyroid
Medication 25, 50, 75 and 100 mcg

Information to have about Levothyroxine (Generic Equivalent to Synthroid) ..

What is Levothyroxine (generic Synthroid) and what are its uses ?
How does Levothyroxine (generic Synthroid) Works (Mechanism) ?
Dosage: How should you take Levothyroxine (generic Synthroid) ?
Possible food and drug interactions when taking Levothyroxine (generic Synthroid)
Levothyroxine (generic Synthroid) Warnings and Precautions.
Levothyroxine (generic Synthroid) Side effects.

 

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What is Levothyroxine (generic Synthroid) and what are its uses ?

Synthroid acts as a replacement for people whose thyroid gland does not produce enough thyroid hormone.

Synthroid can improve symptoms of thyroid deficiency such as slow speech, lack of energy, weight gain, hair loss, dry thick skin and unusual sensitivity to cold. 

Synthroid also helps to treat a condition called goitre, which is an enlarged thyroid gland.

 

How does Levothyroxine (generic Synthroid) Works (Mechanism) ?

Synthroid contains the active ingredient levothyroxine sodium. Levothyroxine is chemically the same as the hormone thyroxine, which is produced by the thyroid gland.

The thyroid gland produces and releases two hormones: thyroxine and liothyronine. In other areas of the body, thyroxine is subsequently converted into liothyronine, which is a more active form of thyroxine. These hormones are responsible for maintaining a normal rate of metabolism in the body.

When the thyroid gland is unable to produce normal amounts of thyroxine, the level of thyroid hormones in the blood decreases (hypothyroidism). This results in a reduced rate of metabolism, leading to symptoms such as weight gain, intolerance to cold and tiredness. 

Synthroid tablets are given to replace the thyroxine that would normally be produced naturally by the thyroid gland. 

Dosage: How should you take Levothyroxine (generic Synthroid) ?

Take Synthroid as a single dose, preferably on an empty stomach, one-half to one hour before breakfast. Synthroid is absorbed better on an empty stomach.

If an infant or child cannot swallow whole tablets, you may crush a Synthroid tablet and mix it into 1 or 2 teaspoonfuls of water.

While taking Synthroid, your doctor will perform periodic blood tests to determine whether you are getting the right amount.

Have you skipped your Synthroid dose?
If you miss a dose of Synthroid, take it as soon as you can. If it is almost time for your next dose of Synthroid, take only that dose. Do not take double or extra doses of Synthroid.

If you take too much of Synthroid?
Incase of an overdose with Synthroid seek medical emergency immediately.

Symptoms of Synthroid overdose include

  • confusion,
  • disorientation,
  • stroke,
  • shock,
  • coma, and
  • death.
Where should you store Synthroid?
Store Synthroid out of the reach of children in a container that small children cannot open.

Store Synthroid at room temperature between 15 and 30 degrees C (59 and 86 degrees F). Protect from light and moisture. Keep container tightly closed. Throw away any unused amount of Synthroid after the expiry date.

Available strengths of Synthroid
Synthroid tablets
are available in the strengths of 25 mcg, 50 mcg, 75 mcg, 100 mcg, 125 mcg, 150 mcg, 200 mcg and 300 mcg. 

Possible food and drug interactions when taking Levothyroxine (generic Synthroid)

The following drugs may interact with Synthroid. They may increase or decrease the activity of Synthroid.

  • amiodarone
  • antacids
  • calcium supplements
  • carbamazepine
  • cholestyramine
  • colestipol
  • digoxin
  • female hormones, including contraceptive or birth control pills
  • ketamine
  • medicines for colds and breathing difficulties
  • medicines for diabetes
  • medicines for mental depression
  • medicines or herbals used to decrease weight or appetite
  • phenobarbital or other barbiturate medications
  • phenytoin
  • prednisone or other corticosteroids
  • rifabutin
  • rifampin
  • soy isoflavones
  • sucralfate
  • theophylline
  • warfarin

Inform your health care professional about all other medicines you are taking, including non-prescription medicines, nutritional supplements, or herbal products. Also tell your prescriber or health care professional if you are a frequent user of drinks with caffeine or alcohol, if you smoke, or if you use illegal drugs. These may affect the way Synthroid works. Check with your health care professional before stopping or starting any of your medicines.

Who should not take Synthroid?
The safety of Synthroid in pregnancy has not been established. Synthroid should therefore be used with caution during pregnancy, and only if the benefits to the mother outweigh any risks to the foetus. Seek medical advice from your doctor.

Synthroid passes into breast milk. Seek medical advice from your doctor before using Synthroid during breastfeeding.

Synthroid should not be used if you are allergic to one or any of its ingredients. Please inform your doctor or pharmacist if you have previously experienced such an allergy.

If you feel you have experienced an allergic reaction, stop using Synthroid and inform your doctor or pharmacist immediately. 

Levothyroxine (generic Synthroid) Warnings and Precautions.

If you are taking Synthroid for an underactive thyroid, it may be several weeks before you notice an improvement. Check with your prescriber or health care professional if your symptoms do not improve or if you develop any of the above side effects. It may be necessary for you to take this medicine for the rest of your life; do not stop taking except on your prescriber's advice.

Do not switch brands of Synthroid unless your prescriber agrees with the change. Ask your prescriber or health care professional for advice if you are uncertain.

Thyroid hormones can affect blood sugar levels. If you also have diabetes, you may need to adjust the dose of your diabetic medicine once you are stabilized on Synthroid.

You may lose some of your hair while using Synthroid. With time, this usually corrects itself.

If you are going to have surgery, tell your prescriber or health care professional that you are taking Synthroid.

Be sure to take your Synthroid tablets with a full glass of water. Certain brands of Synthroid tablets may rapidly swell and disintegrate, which causes choking, gagging, the tablet getting stuck in your throat, or difficulty swallowing. Most of these problems disappear when the tablets are taken with water.

Levothyroxine (generic Synthroid) Side effects.

Side effects of Synthroid that you should report to your health care professional as soon as possible:

  • difficulty breathing, wheezing, or shortness of breath
  • chest pain
  • excessive sweating or intolerance to heat
  • fast or irregular heartbeat or pulse rate
  • nervousness
  • skin rash or hives
  • swelling of ankles, feet or legs

Side effects of Synthroid that you should report to your health care professional if they continue or are bothersome:

  • changes in appetite
  • changes in menstrual periods
  • diarrhea
  • fever
  • hair loss
  • headache
  • irritability
  • leg cramps
  • nausea, vomiting
  • tremors
  • trouble sleeping
  • weight loss