Thyronorm 50 mcg
|Generic Name||Thyroxine sodium|
|Manufacturer||Abbott Pharmaceticals, India|
|Pack Size||Qty||Price Per Pill or Unit||Price||Cart|
|120 Tablet/s||US$ 0.13||US$ 15.00|
|240 Tablet/s||US$ 0.11||US$ 27.0010%US$ 30.00|
|360 Tablet/s||US$ 0.11||US$ 39.0013%US$ 45.00|
About the drug:
Levothyroxine is a synthetic version of Throxine hormone, a hormone which is produced naturally by the thyroid gland in the body. It is used as a replacement therapy in case your thyroid gland cannot produce and prevent the symptoms of hypothyroidism. The most common symptoms of Hypothyroidism are:
- Weight gain
- A slow heart rate
- Hair loss
- Dry and flaky skin
- A deep husky voice
Uses of the drug:
Levothyroxine Sodium is a man-made thyroid hormone used for the treatment of a condition called hypothyroidism. It is not meant for use in patients with temporary hypothyroidism, which is usually related to thyroiditis (inflammation of the thyroid gland). It is made to replace a hormone that is usually made by the thyroid gland.
Working of the drug:
Levothyroxine Sodium improves the patients’s condition by replacing a naturally produced thyroid hormone in the body.
Abott Pharamceutical, India is the manufacturer of Thyronorm 50 mcg. It is one the leading pharmaceutical companies in India.
Dosage form and strengths:
The drug is available in the form of tablets in the following strengths:
- Thyronorm 50 mcg
- Thyronorm 25 mcg
- Eltroxin 100 mcg
- Thyronorm 75 mcg
- Thyronorm 150 mcg
Before you take the drug:
Do not take the drug if you:
- Are hypersensitive to Thyroxine sodium, or other inactive components of the preparation
- Have Thyyrotoxicosis
Tell your doctor if you:
- Have panhypopituitarism
- Are an elderly
- Have high blood sugar level
- Have cardiovascular disease
How much to take the drug?
The recommended dose for adults is 25 to 50 mcg daily. Your doctor may increase your dose, depending on your health condition. The recommended average adult dose is 100 to 150 mcg.
How to take the drug?
Follow your doctor’s instructions as they may differ from the information given in this document.
In case, you do not understand the directions mentioned on the label of the medicine, ask your doctor for help.
For how long to take it?
Continue taking Thyronorm 50 mcg for as long as your doctor recommends it.
The symptoms of an overdose include, confusion, headache, pyrexia, sweating, irritability, agitation, convulsions, increased bowel movements, tachypnoea, and hyperactivity. The appearance of clinical hypothyroidism may be delayed up to 5 days. Therefore, avoid overdosing of the drug. In cas you accidentally take an overdose, visit your doctor right away.
If a scheduled daily dose of Thyroxine Sodium is missed, the dose should be taken as soon as you remember, unless it is almost time for your next dose. Always remember, two doses should not be taken together.
Side effects of the drug:
The following side effects are because of excessive dosage of Thyroxine Sodium and usually goes away on reduction of dosage and withdrawal of treatment for a few days. Some common side effects are:
- Hypersensitivity reactions such as pruritis and skin rashes
- Abdominal cramps
- Increased appetite
- Heart failure
- Hair loss
- Muscular weakness
- Menstrual irregularity
- Cramps in the skeletal muscle
- Heat tolerance
- Excessive weight loss
- Impaired fertility
Common drug interactions:
The following medicines may interfere with Thyroxine sodium:
- Tricyclic antidepressants
- Oral contraceptives
- Calcium supplements
Things to remember:
- Do not store Thyroxine sodium tablets in the bathroom or near a sink. Also, do not leave it on the windowsills or in the car.
- Discontinue Thyronorm and talk to your doctor if a skin rash or other allergic reaction occurs.
- Inform your doctor about condition on a regular basis; if you feel this medicine is not helping your condition, please contact your doctor.
- Do not share your medicine with anyone, even if they the same symptoms like you have.