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Generic: Tirosint
This medicine can improve symptoms of thyroid deficiency such as slow speech, lack of energy, weight gain, hair loss, dry skin, and feeling cold
               



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What is this medicine?

LEVOTHYROXINE (lee voe thye ROX een) is a thyroid hormone. This medicine can improve symptoms of thyroid deficiency such as slow speech, lack of energy, weight gain, hair loss, dry skin, and feeling cold. It also helps to treat goiter (an enlarged thyroid gland). It is also used to treat some kinds of thyroid cancer along with surgery and other medicines.

What should I tell my health care provider before I take this medicine?

They need to know if you have any of these conditions:
  • angina
  • blood clotting problems
  • diabetes
  • dieting or on a weight loss program
  • fertility problems
  • heart disease
  • high levels of thyroid hormone
  • pituitary gland problem
  • previous heart attack
  • an unusual or allergic reaction to levothyroxine, thyroid hormones, other medicines, foods, dyes, or preservatives
  • pregnant or trying to get pregnant
  • breast- feeding

How should I use this medicine?

Take this medicine by mouth with a glass of water. It is best to take on an empty stomach, at least 30 minutes to one hour before breakfast. Avoid taking antacids containing aluminum or magnesium, simethicone, bile acid sequestrants, calcium carbonate, sodium polystyrene sulfonate, ferrous sulfate, and sucralfate within 4 hours of taking this medicine. Do not cut, crush or chew this medicine. Follow the directions on the prescription label. Take at the same time each day. Do not take your medicine more often than directed.

Talk to your pediatrician regarding the use of this medicine in children. While this drug may be prescribed for selected conditions, precautions do apply. Since the capsules cannot be crushed or placed in water, they may only be given to infants and children who are able to swallow an intact capsule.

Overdosage: If you think you've taken too much of this medicine contact a poison control center or emergency room at once.

               
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