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Thyroid hormone : Levothyroxin is a synthetic replacement for the thyroid hormone t4. It can be given by mouth or intravenously. It can be used to treat hypothyroidism, an under functioning thyroid. It is also used to suppress the growth of goiters by decreasing thyoid stimulating hormone(tsh). ...Read more
Levothyroxine: Levothyroxine tablets simply contains thyroid hormone and is prescribed when your thyroid levels are low. At your age it would be appropriate to try and find out why your thyroid gland is not working properly. It is not uncommon to have a thyroid problem at your age so you need to fully understand what is wrong and how Levothyroxine will help you. ...Read more
Levothyroxine Excess: You didn't mention the dose you were taking and the number of tablets you had over medicated with so it's difficult to project if you have a dangerous situation going on. The usual signs and symptoms of thyroid toxicity are a racing heart where it feels like it's throbbing, nervousness, intolerance to heat, increase in blood pressure, insomnia, and irritability. ...Read more
Levothyroxine: How do you know that levothyroxine is an issue? Please have your doctor examine you and order labs for TSH, Free T4, and Free T3 (liothyronine). If they are all normal there is a different reason for any symptoms you have. If one or more are not normal your doctor will work out what needs to be done. ...Read more
Do you mean : Ephedrine (ephedrine (ephedrine sulfate) sulfate)? If so, there are very few modern indications for ephedrine (ephedrine sulfate). Why are you taking it, and has it been recommended by your doctor? It can interact with T4 (levothyroxine) depending upon the dose and levels of both drugs. There are better and safer asthma meds if that's why you're on itl. ...Read more
No: As long as you stay consistent with your medication. That is to say, the brand synthroid may not be bioequivacle to the generic levothyroxine, so it is not recommended to take one one month, than switch to the other, etc. Stick with one specific medication, take is regularly as prescribed approximately the same time each day and get your TSH levels followed as per your doctor and you should be ok. ...Read more
Hyper"activities": Briefly-- heart palpitations or arrhythmia a, anxiety, sweating, weight loss, tremors, difficulty concentrating, diarrhea, weight loss, " bug eyes", headaches, achy or weak muscles. If one thinks they are on too much medications for thyroid replacement or if they think they have an over active thyroid, this can be easily tested with blood work and they should see their physician. ...Read more
If you have low: Thyroid activity - that would sound right. ...Read more
Yes: But T4 is best taken while fasting before meals, no matter what you're eating. ...Read more
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