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Overdose (Definition)

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What is the treatment for thyroxine overdose?

What is the treatment for thyroxine overdose?

It depends: If severe, too much thyroid hormone in the blood can cause organs to stop working properly, a condition known as thyroid storm, and treatment in a hospital ICU may be needed. For less severe cases, treatment with beta-blockers (bp meds) may lessen symptoms of palpitations, shakiness, and jitters. For mild cases, no treatment may be needed at all. ...Read more

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What exactly is an overdose of thyroxine for a hypothyroidism patient?

What exactly is an overdose of thyroxine for a hypothyroidism patient?

Symptomatic: Many times will treat based on symptoms once dz is confirmed (within a certain range of normal). If symptoms of hyperthyroid would cut down dose, ie anxiety, agitation, tremor, exophthalmos, palpitations, diarrhea, jittery, racing heart, overheating, significant wt loss, insatiable appetite etc.... ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of overdose of thyroxine?

What are the symptoms of overdose of thyroxine?

See below.: Thyroxine overdose can cause tremors, anxiety, increased heart rate, increased body temperature, agitation, confusion, diarrhea, and seizures. If you are ever worried that an overdose has occurred, call 911. If you’re less certain and feel the situation is less of an emergency, call 800.222.1222 for guidance. ...Read more

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What happens if you overdose on synthroid (thyroxine)?

Heart problems: Synthoid is a synthetic thyroid hormone. Thyroid increases your metabolism and too much will cause you to get febrile, jittery, tachycardic and hypertensive.
Serious problems with thryoid overdose are usually cardiac are related to arrythmias or heart attacks. For example frontline treatment for thyroid excess is giving a beta blocker that blocks the cardiac effects. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of overdosing synthroid (thyroxine)?

What are the symptoms of overdosing synthroid (thyroxine)?

Hyperthyroidism: Overdosing on synthroid (thyroxine) will cause hyperthyroidism. Some symptoms of hyperthyroidism are: feeling nervous, fast heartbeat, weight loss, feeling hot, trouble sleeping, feeling anxious, sweating heavily, muscle weakness, increased appetite, frequent bowel movement...Some hyperthyroid patients will have 1-2 symptoms, some have all of them and some have none of them at all. ...Read more

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How much weight can you loose overdosing on synthroid (thyroxine)?

How much weight can you loose overdosing on synthroid (thyroxine)?

Don't do it: People who try this feel terrible and gain the weight right back. There is some risk of putting your heart into a rhythm disturbance. The most successful weight-loss happens when a person finds an aerobic sports activity that they actually enjoy, and can share with a partner / friend. ...Read more

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How much time does it take for the drug Synthroid (thyroxine) to start working?

How much time does it take for the drug Synthroid (thyroxine) to start working?

Awhile: Hi. It takes l-thyroxine (Synthroid, Levoxyl, Unithroid, others, & generic) about 6 weeks to be at a stable level in the blood, although some effects can be noticed in as little as a couple weeks. Be patient. It's worth it! ...Read more

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My Synthroid (thyroxine) medicine is stopped after 9 years since I started taking it is it normal?

My Synthroid (thyroxine) medicine is stopped after 9 years since I started taking it is it normal?

Can happen: 1. If given for wrong reasons initially
2. If you had thyroiditis which can resolve over time

just make sure free T4 and and TSH are normal 6-8 weeks after stopping synthroid (thyroxine). ...Read more

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If you take Synthroid (thyroxine) at night, do the levels of the drug not slowly decrease during the day?

No: It's a long acting med. The level only drops if you stop taking the med. As long as you take it daily, the level is sustained. ...Read more

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My wife taking Synthroid (thyroxine) 75ml. Is there any other medecine instead. Because it is too expensive. Thank you?

My wife taking Synthroid (thyroxine) 75ml. Is there any other medecine instead. Because it is too expensive. Thank you?

Synthroid (thyroxine) is: More expensive, but it is a quality medication. The generics are cheaper, but unreliable, with potency varying from product to product and batch to batch. They do not perform as consistently in the body and blood levels can vary. Go with generics if you have to, but they are an inferior product. Check with the company, they sell it directly. Try the 150 and break it in half to save some money. ...Read more

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Fnp wants to raise my Synthroid (thyroxine) from 50 mcg to 75. I don't understand the mechanics behind this medicine. Can you explain?

Fnp wants to raise my Synthroid (thyroxine) from 50 mcg to 75. I don't understand the mechanics behind this medicine. Can you explain?

TSH: Hi. Your FNP probably tested your TSH and found it to be high on your current dose of 50 mcg/day. TSH is the pituitary hormone that reflects thyroid status (assuming normal pituitary function); if TSH is hi, your pituitary is trying to push your thyroid to make more thyroid hormone, but your thyroid is damaged and can't. Therefore, you give more Synthroid (thyroxine) until the TSH is down in the normal range ...Read more

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What are the tests for Synthroid (thyroxine) overdose?

What are the tests for Synthroid (thyroxine) overdose?

Tsh, T3, T4, symptoms: Blood tests can determine overdose. Symptoms of excessive thyroid intake include anxiety, heart racing, headaches, hair shedding, shortness of breath, muscle weakness, overactive bowel function (i.e. Frequent bms, loos stools), possibly elevated temperature, weight loss, high blood pressure. Over long period of time, eyes will start to protrude. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: Thyroxine overdose?

What is the definition or description of: Thyroxine overdose?

Taking too much: The definition of a drug overdose (legal or illegal) of any kind is simply taking too much of a substance than is recommended. Technically the FDA adds the most important part: at amounts sufficient to possibly cause or that causes an adverse event or side effect. You can overdose on an accepted amount if it right too much for you, someone on 25 mcg thyroxine who takes 2 technically overdosed. ...Read more

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What is the treatment for Synthroid (thyroxine) overdose?

What is the treatment for Synthroid (thyroxine) overdose?

Supportive: Usually overdose does not cause problems. In a massive overdose, an epinephrine-blocker such as Propranolol may be lifesaving, and monitoring and managing the heart rhythm disturbances that may occur is critical. ...Read more

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Armour vs thyrolar (thyroxine and liothyronine) for thyriod medicine?

Armour vs thyrolar (thyroxine and liothyronine) for thyriod medicine?

Not the best: All of the major professional societies for thyroid specialists, the endocrine society, the american thyroid association, and the american association of clinical endocrinologists have issued formal statements indicating that levothyroxine is the best choice for most patients. Both armour and thyrolar (thyroxine and liothyronine) provide too much T3 relative to t4, making it very difficult to keep tsh, free T4 & T3 normal. ...Read more

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Can I take amberen with Synthroid (thyroxine) medicine?

Yes, but why?: You can, but there is no scientific information every showing amberen is good for treating anything, except making the manufacturer wealthy. You don't know what's in it or what it's supposed to do for you. How do you tell if it's working? Don't get your medical information from friends, tv or the internet. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: Synthroid (thyroxine) overdose?

What is the definition or description of: Synthroid (thyroxine) overdose?

Synthroid: Synthroid (levothyroxine) overreplacement causes subclinical hyperthyroidism (normal serum T4 and T3 and low serum TSH concentrations) or even overt hyperthyroidism. The main risks are arrhythmia and accelerated bone loss/fractures, especially in older patients. Maintenance dose should be adjusted appropriately by a physician. ...Read more

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If our on-demand delivery of drugs like Synthroid (thyroxine) were interrupted by economic collapse, what could I do to acquire my med? Can I stock it long term?

If our on-demand delivery of drugs like Synthroid (thyroxine) were interrupted by economic collapse, what could I do to acquire my med? Can I stock it long term?

Don't worry: ' be a bull not a a bear ' will not going to a economic collapse, if it happens unfortunately we have to worry more issues than availability of synthroid (thyroxine), ii you want you can stock, but no need for it. ...Read more

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Armour vs thyrolar (thyroxine and liothyronine) which is better thyriod medicine?

Armour vs thyrolar (thyroxine and liothyronine) which is better thyriod medicine?

Neither: The american thyroid association, the endocrine society and the american association of clinical endocrinologists all recommend the use of levothyroxine for the treatment of hypothyroidism and discourage the use of dessicated (dried) animal thyroid. ...Read more

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Can an overdose of thyroxine be detected weeks later by a blood test?

About 1-2 weeks.: The effects of overdosing appear 6 hours to 11 days after ingestion. ...Read more

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What is the difference between the drugs Synthroid (thyroxine) and methimazole?

What is the difference between the drugs Synthroid (thyroxine) and methimazole?

Different: They treat different spectrum of thyroid disease. Synthroid (thyroxine) is thyroid hormone so we use it to treat people with low thyroid hormone. Methimazole slows down thyroid hormone production so we use it to treat patients with high thyroid hormone. ...Read more

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I take two medicines thyroxine and metformin and I want to try hidroxycut is that bad for me?

I take two medicines thyroxine and metformin and I want to try hidroxycut is that bad for me?

Yes: You have medical conditions which are under treatment. If your weight is high a recheck of your thyroid function is in order. Otherwise exercise and diet is indicated to keep weight off and keep your sugar controlled. ...Read more

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Will restriction impact metabolic rate for a person on daily Synthroid (thyroxine) medicine...Does the medicine keep it constant regardless of the restriction?

I don't know: What "restriction" means, but if you're on brand name T4 replacement at appropriate levels, they should remain normal except in unusual circumstances. Besides the level needs to be checked at least yearly and readjusted if needed, . ...Read more

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