|Generic Name||Thyroxine Sodium|
Thyronorm 150 mcg
Thyronorm 150 mg is a prescription treatment for hypothyroidism. It has the active ingredient Levothyroxine, a synthetic thyroid hormone that acts exactly like thyroxine secreted by the thyroid gland. The goal of treatment is to replace missing thyroid hormone and relieve associated symptoms. The thyroid medication is extremely effective to replace thyroxine hormone in all forms of underactive thyroid function or after the thyroid gland's surgical removal. It may be used to prevent the recurrence of new goitres after goitre surgery in patients with normal thyroid function. Your doctor may also prescribe Levothyroxine for the treatment of malignant goitre surgery. It effectively treats malignant thyroid tumours, particularly after surgery to stop the tumour's recurrence. The medication should only be used under the supervision of a doctor as it should only be taken by patients who can tolerate levothyroxine products.
In most cases, only one tablet needs to be taken. Thyronorm 150 may be prescribed to treat underactive thyroid functions in adults. Your doctor will tell you the correct dose of the medicine based on your condition. You should take this medicine as long as your doctor tells you.
- If you are dealing with the underactive thyroid gland or have undergone surgery for removal of a malignant tumour of the thyroid, you need to take Thyronorm daily under your doctor’s guidance.
- For the treatment of benign goitre and the prevention of recurrent goitre growth, your doctor may ask you take this thyroid drug for between several months to years or for the rest of your life.
- As a supportive treatment in the management of overactive thyroid, you may be instructed to take this medicine as long as you take a thyreostatic medicine.
- For benign goitre accompanied with normal thyroid function, one must take for 6 months to 2 years as recommended by the doctor.
Keep in mind the symptoms of an overactive thyroid, including confusion, hyperactivity, rapid breathing, headache, dilated pupils, irregular heartbeats, nervousness, agitation, irritation etc. Excessive Levothyroxine in the blood may lead to decreased bone density, especially in women who have gone through the menopause.
Inform your doctor if you are allergic to Levothyroxine, other medicines, or food. Do not take Thyronorm 150 if you are already suffering from the following conditions:
- High levels of thyroid hormones in the blood
- A condition where the pituitary gland does not secrete enough hormone
- A condition where the adrenal glands do not make enough hormone
- Acute inflammation of the heart muscle
- Acute inflammation of the heart wall
- Recent heart attack
Side Effects of Thyronorm 150 mg
All medicines can cause side effects that vary from person to person, although not every individual experience them. All pharmaceutical agents may cause allergic reactions, although serious or life-threatening reactions are rare. Immediately report to your doctor if you experience sudden breathing issues, rash or itching, wheeziness, swelling of the eyelids, face, or lips.
If you cannot tolerate the dosage strength or if there is a case of an overdose, symptoms of an overactive thyroid may occur. Following symptoms may occur when the is increased too quickly at the start of treatment:
- Sleeping issues
- Shortness of breath
- High blood pressure
- Rapid heartbeat
- Increased appetite
- Loss of weight
- Muscle weakness and muscle cramps
- Irregular heartbeats
- Overactive thyroid
- Change in the menstrual cycle
- A decrease in the density of bones
You should inform your doctor if you experience any of these side effects. The effects usually disappear once the dose changes.