Levothyroxine is the primary hormone that is secreted by the thyroid gland. Levothyroxine plays an important role in controlling the metabolism of the body and regulates the functions of the heart and the digestive system. It also keeps bones strong and helps in brain development. Also controls muscle growth.
If you miss a dose of Levothroxine, 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 regular schedule. Do not double the dose.
Do not take more than prescribed dose. Using more medication will not improve your symptoms, rather it may cause poisoning or serious side effects.
These side effects are possible, but not always. Some side effects may be rare, but severe. If you notice any of the following side effects, and if they do not end, consult your doctor. Increased pressure around the brain, hot and red skin in children, high temperature, restlessness, sweating, headache, vomiting, If you feel any of these side effects, contact your doctor for medical advice.
Before taking Levothroid, tell your doctor or pharmacist if you are allergic to it or if you have any other allergies. This product may contain inactive ingredients, which can cause allergic reactions or other problems. Talk to your pharmacist for more details. Before using this medication, tell your doctor or pharmacist your medical history, especially of: increased thyroid hormones, decreased adrenal gland function, heart disease, and diabetes. If you have diabetes, this drug may affect your blood sugar. Check your blood sugar regularly as directed and share the results with your doctor. Tell your doctor right away if you have symptoms such as increased thirst, urination, shakiness, unusual sweating, dizziness, or hunger. Your doctor may need to adjust your diabetes medication, exercise program, or diet. Before having surgery, tell your doctor or dentist about all the products you use. Children may be more sensitive to certain side effects of this drug,