Eltroxin 100 mcg
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Eltroxin - 100 mcg
Levothyroxine is a thyroid supplement used to treat people who do not produce enough thyroid on their own. Eltroxin 100 mcg is a prescribed medication for treating Hypothyroidism condition. The medicine is taken when your thyroid gland does not produce the required quantities of hormones. Eltroxin 100 mcg also treats other disorders may associated with thyroid gland.
Uses of Eltroxin 100 mcg Tablet
This medicine is used to treat a condition called hypothyroidism where the thyroid gland does not produce thyroid hormones in sufficient quantities.
- Thyroid cancer - This medicine is used along with surgery and radioiodine therapy for the treatment of thyroid cancer. It is also used to treat or prevent an enlarged thyroid gland (goiter) associated with thyroid cancer or radiation therapy.
- Myxedema Coma - This medicine is used to treat a severe form of hypothyroidism known as myxedema coma. This condition is characterized by an altered mental state, poor circulation, and poor metabolism. It is a life-threatening condition requiring immediate medical intervention.
The dose of Eltroxin medicine depends on how much hormone is required to bring the blood levels back to the normal range. It is recommended to take the medicine daily to maintain consistent effects. You are not supposed to increase or decrease the dose of the medicine. The effectiveness and safety of the medicine have not been established in the children; therefore, the medication should not be given to treat children. A comparatively lower dose is required for patients with a kidney disorder.
Side Effects Eltroxin 100 mcg Table
Stop using the medicine and talk to your physician if you experience side effects that persist or troubles you. Major & minor side effects for Eltroxin 100 mcg Tablet
- Shaking and trembling of arms and feet
- Nausea and Vomiting
- Abdominal cramps
- Nervousness and irritability
- Excessive sweating
- Changes in the menstrual cycle
- Temporary hair loss
- Chest pain and discomfort
- Rapid or irregular heartbeat
- Thyrotoxic crisis
Consider talking to your physician to get more information about the side effects of this medicine as this is not the complete list of side effects, and others may affect you.
There may be an interaction between Eltroxin and any of the following:
- anticonvulsants (e.g., carbamazepine, phenytoin, phenobarbital)
- birth control pills containing estrogen
- diabetes medications (e.g., chlorpropamide, glipizide, glyburide, insulin, metformin, nateglinide, rosiglitazone)
- certain statins (e.g., lovastatin, simvastatin)
- thiazide diuretics (e.g., hydrochlorothiazide)
- theophyllines (e.g., aminophylline, oxtriphylline, theophylline)
- iron supplements (e.g., ferrous fumarate, ferrous gluconate,ferrous sulfate)
- tricyclic antidepressants (e.g., amitriptyline, imipramine)
- sympathomimetic medications (e.g., amphetamines)
- multivitamins/minerals with iron, folic acid.
- nicotinic acid
- beta-blockers (e.g., metoprolol, propranolol)
Precautions and Warnings
The safety of Eltroxin has not been established in pregnant ladies and women who are breastfeeding. Therefore, the use of Pyridostigmine is not suggested unless the benefits of treatment outweigh the risk to the mother and her baby. It is entirely possible that the medicine is excreted in mother’s milk. It is wise to exercise caution if you breastfeed your baby. Speak to your physician before using the medication.