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Levothyroxine overdose side effects?

Levothyroxine overdose side effects?

Hyperthroidism: Taking too much levothyroxine causes hyperthyroidism. This can cause your metabolism to be too fast, causing you to lose weight, have a fast heart rate, lose your hair, and feel like it is too hot all of the time. It is definitely not recommended you take too much of your medication. ...Read more

Overdose (Definition)

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What happens from an overdose on levothyroxine?

What happens from an overdose on levothyroxine?

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

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What will happen if you overdose on levothyroxine 50mg?

Levothyroxine: If you mean that on one day you took two tablets by mistake please stop worrying. If you have done that more often please have your thyroid levels measured. ...Read more

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Does overdosing on levothyroxine cause you to lose weight?

Does overdosing on levothyroxine cause you to lose weight?

Levothyroxin ovrdose: Yes it will, but it can also make you sick.It can cause palpitation, pounding heartbeat, tremors, chest pain, shortness of breath, confusion, leg cramps, diarrhea, and seizures so take it in prescribed dose and under medical supervision. ...Read more

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Overdose of levothyroxine? I took a blood test and my TSH level is 0.174 mul and i also take 75mcg of levothyroxine, what's wrong!?

Overdose of levothyroxine? I took a blood test and my TSH level is 0.174 mul and i also take 75mcg of levothyroxine, what's wrong!?

Need dose adjustment: Whenever someone has low thyroid hormone the dose of levothyroxine may need to be adjusted occasionally. If you are on 75 mcgs and the TSH is low then your dose needs to be adjusted down a little bit. Tsh stimulates the thyroid to make more hormone so when it is low there is a bit too much around. If TSH is high then the dose needs to be adjusted upwards. It is common to have to make these changes. ...Read more

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Can i take levothyroxine?

Can i take levothyroxine?

If you need it: Anyone with a thyroid hormone deficiency can take brand name thyroxine to return their level to normal. There are no side effects, etc. To appropriate use. ...Read more

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What do levothyroxine tablets contain?

What do levothyroxine tablets contain?

Trick question: Hi. Like when was the War of 1812, or who's buried in Grant's tomb, what's in l-thyroxine tablets? L-thyroxine!!! ...Read more

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What do levothyroxine tablets contain?

What do levothyroxine tablets contain?

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

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Why would i need 50mg of levothyroxine?

Only if: You had mild hypothyroidism. If you need it, make sure your levels are rechecked to insure it's the correct dose. Also, take only brand name T4 replacement as generics are cheaper, but unreliable and variable. ...Read more

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Thyroxine (Definition)

Thyroxine is a thyroid ...Read more


Levothyroxine (Definition)

Of the hormone produced by one's own ...Read more