Top
10
Doctor insights on: Levothyroxine Sodium Side Effects

Share
Dr. Rex Mahnensmith
2,023 doctors shared insights

Sodium (Definition)

It's an element that is important in the cell functions ...Read more


2

2
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

3

3
What are some of the side effects to taking levothyroxine for hypothiroidism?

What are some of the side effects to taking levothyroxine for hypothiroidism?

Safe drug: In general, this is a very safe drug if used properly and as prescribed. The most common side effect is a rash due to the dye in the medication. If too much is used, it can cause palpitations, fast heart beats, nervousness, tremor, diarrhea, insomnia, abdominal cramps... ...Read more

4

4
Was just put on levothyroxine for my thyroid. Are there any side effects to this and are there any pre cautions I should take? Nervous abt taking it

Was just put on levothyroxine for my thyroid. Are there any side effects to this and are there any pre cautions I should take? Nervous abt taking it

Hypothyroidism: Please take levothyroxin early in the morning in empty stomach. You need to check the TSH level within 4- 6 weeks and then every 2-3 months depends on your blood level. ...Read more

5

5
I'm taking 200mcg of Thyroxine Sodium daily for the past 12 years.If I switch to 200mcg of Levothyroxine Sodium instead, What will be the side effect?

I'm taking 200mcg of Thyroxine Sodium daily for the past 12 years.If I switch to 200mcg of Levothyroxine Sodium instead, What will be the side effect?

Same thing: Hi. The only thyroxine sold as pure thyroxine is levothyroxine, so you should be fine. In other words, what was labeled as thyroxine was actually levothyroxine. After you make this switch, have your TSH and free T4 checked about 8 weeks later to assure biological similarity of the two different l-thyroxine preparations. Good luck! ...Read more

9

9
Hey i am a mother of a 6month old with hypothyroidism and i just wanted a second opinion on things.my son just started 0.088 mg levothyroxine.ive read some bad side effects on them im just really worried.

Hey i am a mother of a 6month old with hypothyroidism and i just wanted a second opinion on things.my son just started 0.088 mg levothyroxine.ive read some bad side effects on them im just really worried.

Continue medication: Congenital Hypothyroidism is a lack of the thyroid hormone which is what Levothyroxine provides. All medications have benefits and side effects. Without the treatment your infant will not have normal brain growth and development leading to profound mental retardation. In addition there will be significant impairment in his growth. Delayed treatment can even lead to neurological problems. ...Read more

10

10
Bw revealed TSH 5.89. Put on 25mcg levothyroxine 60 days ago. Having heart palps, lost few lbs when BMI only 17.5. Concerned. Why these side effects?

Call your doctor: Your TSH needs treated, as its elevated but sounds like your having symptoms of too high of a replacement dose -----see your doctor and have your TSH rechecked to be sure. ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
Dr. David Sneid
1,375 doctors shared insights

Thyroxine (Definition)

Thyroxine is a thyroid ...Read more


Levothyroxine (Definition)

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