Generic Synthroid

Generic Synthroid

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Indications for Generic Synthroid

Synthroid or levothyroxine is a hormone replacement medication for the hormone which is normally produced by the thyroid gland. This hormone is required in the regulation of the energy and metabolism of the body.

Synthroid is generally prescribed for the treatment of hypothyroidism. It can also be used for the treatment and prevention of an enlarged thyroid gland or goiter that is caused by a hormone imbalance, cancer or surgery.

Synthroid should never be used for the treatment of weight problems such as obesity.

Synthroid can also be used for other conditions determined by your doctor.

Important Information about Generic Synthroid

Because the thyroid hormone naturally occurs in the body, almost anyone could take Synthroid. However, you should not use it if you have: thyrotoxicosis, a thyroid disorder; had a heart attack; or if you have an adrenal gland problem which cannot be controlled by treatment.

Inform your doctor of any medical condition that you have such as heart disease, anemia, coronary artery disease, adrenal or pituitary gland problems, diabetes or if you have a history of blood clots.

Also tell your doctor of any drugs or medications that you are taking, such as if you take oral diabetes medications, lithium, antidepressants or amiodarone to make sure that they would not be interacting with Synthroid and so that your doctor could determine whether your dose has to be adjusted or not.

Consult your doctor before switching brands of levothyroxine as different brands might have different formulations.

It could take a couple of weeks before the medication starts to work for the improvement of your symptoms. Never stop taking it suddenly, even if you are already feeling better. If you have been prescribed with Synthroid, you may need to take it for the rest of your life.

Synthroid belongs to the FDA pregnancy category A, which means that the drug is safe to use even when you are pregnant, are trying to get pregnant or are breastfeeding. However, it would still be best to inform your doctor if you are pregnant, are trying to become pregnant or are nursing.

Avoid adding the following to your diet as they could make it more difficult for the body to absorb Synthroid: walnuts, cotton seed meal, infant soy formula and high-fiber food.

If you are taking sucralfate, ferrous sulfate iron supplement, calcium carbonate, sodium polystyrene sulfonate, antacids which contain aluminum and cholesterol-lowering drugs, you may need to take them about four hours before or four hours after taking Synthroid to make sure that they would not be lessening the effectiveness of the drug.

You may be required by your doctor to come in for regular checkups and tests to ensure that the medication is helping and not worsening your condition. Never miss any of your scheduled appointments.

Dosage and Administration of Generic Synthroid

Synthroid or levothyroxine should only be taken as it has been prescribed for you and not in a larger dose or for a longer time than what has been recommended.

Your dose may be changed occasionally by your doctor to ensure that you would be getting the best results from the drug.

Take each dose of Synthroid with plenty of water as the tablet could quickly dissolve and swell in the throat, potentially causing you to gag or choke.

Take each dose on an empty stomach, about 30 minutes before you eat in the morning. Follow the exact dosing instructions given by your doctor.

If you miss a dose, take it as you remember; however, if your next dose is almost up, then you could skip the dose that you missed and then just take the next scheduled one. Never take two doses or more at once.

If you overdose on Synthroid, seek emergency medical help right away. Some symptoms of an overdose would include chest pain, tremors, pounding heartbeat, shortness of breath, confusion, leg cramps, vomiting, seizure and diarrhea.

Possible Side Effects of Generic Synthroid

A common side effects which you may experience with the use of Synthroid or levothyroxine would be mild hair loss.

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