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.
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.
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);
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.
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.