What is Levothyroxine?
Levothyroxine is a thyroid medication. The active substance is levothyroxine. This medication compensates the deficiency of thyroid hormones in the body. You can order Levothyroxine online at one of the pharmacies working together with Dokteronline.com.
Attention: Levothyroxine is only available with one of our partner pharmacies if a physician has prescribed you this medication before.
What is this medicine used for?
Doctors prescribe Levothyroxine in case of an underactive thyroid. The thyroid gland produces too few hormones, which can lead to physical symptoms such as:
- cold shivers;
- slower in your actions;
- weight gain.
Because Levothyroxine compensates the deficiency of thyroid hormones, these symptoms are reduced or even eliminated. Levothyroxine is also sometimes prescribed as a cure for n overactive thyroid gland, in combination with other drugs that inhibit the production of thyroid hormones.
How to use Levothyroxine?
Levothyroxine tablets should be swallowed whole with sufficient liquid. Always take the medicine in the morning on an empty stomach, at least half an hour before breakfast. Food reduces the absorption of the drugs. For small children, you can crush the tablet and mix it with a little bit of water to make a paste.
If you have forgotten to take Levothyroxine, do it as soon as possible unless it is almost time to take the next dosage. Never take a double dose to compensate the missed dose.
The pharmacies working with Dokteronline.com offer levothyroxine (Thyrac) online in various strengths (0,025mg, 0,100 mg, 0,150 mg). Usually a physician will prescribe the lowest dosage first. If the medication does not help or if you suffer from a lot of side effects, the dosage or strength can be adjusted. It may take some time before Levothyroxine works optimally. The general guidelines for the dosage of Levothyroxine are as follows:
- Adults and children: take the entire prescribed daily dose once in the morning half an hour before breakfast.
Read the instructions before use.
During your treatment with Levothyroxine you may experience side effects, especially when the medication dosage is not yet established to your needs. The side effects you may experience include:
- increased heart rate, palpitations;
- Angina pectoris (chest pain);
If you suffer from these or any other side effects, please kindly consult a doctor. In the leaflet, you will find information about possible side effects.
When not to use this medication?
Levothyroxine is not a suitable medication for everyone. Do not use this medication if you:
- are hypersensitive to levothyroxine or any of the excipients used.
Consult a doctor about the use of Levothyroxine if you suffer from cardiovascular diseases, diabetes or a disorder of the adrenal glands. Levothyroxine interacts with some other medications. A doctor knows which combinations are involved. Always mention any medication you are taking during your online consultation.
If you are pregnant or breastfeeding, you should continue taking this medication. Consult a doctor to check if the dosage should be adjusted.
Levothyroxine does not influence your ability to drive.
There is no warning with regards to the use of alcohol in combination with this medication.