Synthroid is a synthetic thyroid hormone. It is chemically identical to thyroxine (T4). It is used to treat hypothyroidism, a condition in which thyroid does not produce enough amount of this hormone (T4) on its own.
Synthroid injection is used when a rapid effect is required and when oral route is not allowed. It is available in the form of powder for solution, only with your doctor’s prescription.
2 What to Know Before Using
If you are about to start Synthroid, speak with your doctor about what you need to know.
Before starting the treatment your doctor should be informed about conditions such as:
Allergy: Inform your doctor if you are allergic to any food, preservatives, dyes, or had an allergic reaction when you used this drug before.
Children: There are no adequate studies done which prove Levothyroxine harmful effects in children. Use it after consulting your doctor.
Elderly: They are more sensitive to its effects. The elderly patient should use it with caution. Your doctor may adjust your dose if you have any age-related heart or blood vessels problem.
Pregnancy: It is a category A drug. It is safe in pregnancy. It causes no harm to an unborn baby. Inform your doctor that you are pregnant he may want to increase your dose.
Breast Feeding: Levothyroxine can pass into breast milk, but cause no harm to the baby. Inform your doctor about breastfeeding, he may change your dose of Levothyroxine during breastfeeding.
Drug Interactions: Levothyroxine interacts with many drugs. It should not be used with several drugs. Your doctor should be informed of any other medicine which you are taking as he/she may change your drug or dosage.
Other Medical Problem: Several other conditions may reduce its effectiveness.
Make sure you inform your doctor of conditions such as:
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