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Side Effects Of Thyroxine Sodium
Side effects of taking overdose of Thyroxine sodium 50 mcg, my frnd takes 30 tablets in place of 1 tablet. so, what is the side effects? & wht i do?
Er: Your friend should go to the nearest ER ...Read more
When TSH is low: People who take thyroxine for simple hypothyroidism should have normal TSH to be safe. They should not loose weight, unless their prior weight gain was due to hypothyroidism. Taking too much thyroxine can cause atrial fibrillation and osteoporosis. On the other hand people with thyroid cancer are sometimes given a slight excess of thyroxine to prevent the cancer from returning. ...Read more
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
Hyperthyroid: Too much Levoxyl (thyroxine) can give you the symptoms of hyperthyroidism. Most importantly it can cause osteoporosis . You can have a rapid heart rate, tremor, diarrhea , hair loss, elevated blood pressure, anxiety and weight loss among others. It is important if you are on this medication to see your doctor regularly and check your thyroid levels. ...Read more
I have to stop taking Synthroid (thyroxine) for a thryroid scan test. What are the side effects, I have been on medication for 8 years?
My 4 year old took 8 of my 200mcg synthroid (thyroxine). The p.A.-c said it would not bother him. But I am still worried. Is there instant side effects or longer?
Overdose: Call poison control right now. They will calculate how much he got according to his weight and they will tell you what you need to do and what symptoms he/she may have. Any time your child takes medications not prescribed for him/her always call poison control right away. The number should be in the front of your phone book. ...Read more
There are none: Synthroid (thyroxine) is a man-made replacement for your own thryroid hormone. There are no side effects per se because the drug will bind to the same receptors that your thyroid hormone binds to so the body does not use the drug as a synthetic. It is possible to take too much Synthroid (thyroxine) and then have effects of excess thyroid like rapid heart beat. ...Read moreSee 4 more doctor answers
Thyroid treatment: 25 mcg of levothyroxine is a very low dose; a normal dose for hypothyroidism is typically much higher. The only side effect is taking too much (hyperthyroidism: palpitations, sweating, tremor, etc) or not taking enough (hypothyroid: fatigue, cold, etc). But such symptoms can be from other things. You need to get levels checked and talk to the doctor who initially prescribed this. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Theoretically: This is medication used to treat hypothyroid or thryoid replacement. Usually taken first thing in morning without other medications. If thyroid levels are up too high, can see insomnia. Usually the medication itself does not cause significant degree of insomnia. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
If you're on Synthroid (thyroxine) for hypothyroidism and having side effects what other med would you prescribe?
What side effects?: Hi. The only "side effects" would be if the l-thyroxine dose isn't right. L-thyroxine is the hormone the human thyroid gland secretes. The thyroid and its treatment gets blamed for more stuff it has nothing to do with than any other hormone system in the body. Be cautious in assigning blame to l-thyroxine...you're probably incorrect in your assessment. Any thyroid hormone prep can be used instead. ...Read more
Too much Thyroid?: Hi taking too much thyroid medication can lead to all kinds of problems, including sweating and heart palpitations and rapid heart beat. If you are experiencing these symptoms it is time for a visit to your physician and a blood test to measure your TSH levels at the very least. ...Read more
As i've thyroid, i'm taking l-thyroxine 100mcg medicine since one month. Pls tell me if there are any side effects of this medicine like weight gain..
No side effects.: Thyroxine is a replacement hormone that takes the place of your naturally occurring hormone. Thyroxine can give expected effects if too much or too little is taken but these are not "side effects." keep your TSH on the low end of normal - say below 2.5 and all will be well. ...Read more
I have hypothyroidism and take Synthroid (thyroxine) daily in the a.M. My endo & doc didn't fill & i went through some nasty side effects...Normal? Anger, weight
Been taking Synthroid (thyroxine) for about a yearany side effects that i need to know about? Also was taking it during 2nd 3rd trimester, she "shivers" sometimes
Correct dose?: Make sure you're on the correct dose. Get your levels checked. If they're ok, it's like your own thyroid was doing the job -- no side effects since it's just replacement. ...Read more
I was born with congenital hypothyroidism and have been taking Synthroid (thyroxine) since. I have missed about 2-3 weeks of taking my dosage. Side effects?
I was just diagnosed w/ hypothyroidism & my TSH was 16.33. How severe is that? I was prescribed Synthroid (thyroxine) 25 mcg but am still feeling side effects of hypo
Stopped synthroid (thyroxine) on Feb 13 (2 weeks back) because of side effects. How soon can I get TSH, free T3 and T4 tested to get real values and consult doc?
Now: It is not a good idea to discontinue your medication without consulting your doctor. Please see your doctor ASAP. ...Read more
Borderline hypothyroid (TSH varies btw 2.7 to 4) n PCOS. Dont want to take Synthroid (thyroxine) coz of side effects, what else can I do to keep energy & mood up?
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