Lethyrox contains Levothyroxine as an active ingredient. Lethyrox works by replacing thyroid hormone that is normally produced by the body. Lethyrox is prescribed to treat hypothyroidism. It is also used for pituitary thyrotropin suppression.
Lethyrox is use for hypothyroidism condition of any etiology. Examples of hypothyroidism conditions are goiter, hypothalamic hypothyroidism, and primary atrophy. This is used to treat low thyroid level. It is not use to treat infertility. Sufficient level of thyroid hormone is vital for normal development physically and mentally. It is also used to supplement thyroid hormone level during pregnancy because as we all know there is a great demand of thyroxin during pregnancy stage.
Lethyrox is given once daily in a single dose. It is typically given 30 minutes to one hour before breakfast. It is in the span of four to six weeks that the maximum therapeutic effect will be achieved or be felt by the body. Generally, patient 50 years old and older is given the loading dose of 25 mcg to 50 mcg daily. However, this can be gradually adjusted after six to eight weeks of interval, or as needed depending on the patients condition. For patient who are elderly and with cardiac condition the starting dose will be 12.5 mcg to 25 mcg once a day. To achieve maximum health benefit, it is strongly advice to follow doctors prescription to avoid over treatment or under treatment of the medication.
Side effects are: anxiety, diarrhoea, palpitations, nervousness, vomiting, weight loss, tremor.