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Thyroxine (Definition)

Thyroxine is a thyroid ...Read more


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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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What are the side effects of levoxyl (thyroxine) hormone?

What are the side effects of levoxyl (thyroxine) hormone?

None: If the dose is appropriate, there should be no side effects of thyroid hormone replacement. The body does not differentiate a normal amount of thyroid hormone coming from your thyroid gland or from a pill. ...Read more

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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?

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?

Fatigue: Main symptom would likely be fatigue. May get constipated, palpitations, restless feelings, being grumpy. But if u'r doc ordered I strongly suggest u follow up. It's only a week, and u may not even experience much. ...Read more

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Levothyroxine (Definition)

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