L-THYROXINE (Levothyroxine) is used to treat an underactive thyroid (hypothyroidism). It replaces or provides more thyroid hormone, which is normally produced by the thyroid gland. Low thyroid hormone levels can occur naturally or when the thyroid gland is injured by radiation/medications or removed by surgery. Having enough thyroid hormone is important for maintaining normal mental and physical activity. In children, having enough thyroid hormone is important for normal mental and physical development. This medication is also used to treat other types of thyroid disorders (such as certain types of goiters, thyroid cancer). This medication should not be used to treat infertility unless it is caused by low thyroid hormone levels.
Increases Levels of Thyroid Hormone
Treats Various Types of Thyroid Disorders
GUARANTEE & EXPIRY DATE
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Levothyroxine is a synthetic levoisomer of thyroxine (T4), similar to the endogenous hormone produced by the thyroid gland. Thyroxine is de-iodinated to form triiodothyronine (T3) in the peripheral tissues. T3 enters the cell and binds to nuclear thyroid hormone receptors, and the hormone-receptor complex in turn triggers gene expression and produces proteins required in the regulation of cellular respiration, thermogenesis, cellular growth and differentiation, and metabolism of proteins, carbohydrates and lipids. T4 and T3 also possess cardiac stimulatory effect. Further read https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Levothyroxine
L-THYROXINE comes in the form of tablets for oral administration.
Active ingredient: Levothyroxine – 100 mcg.
Excipients: Calcium phosphate dvukhvodny, microcrystalline cellulose, carboxymethyl starch sodium salt (type A), dextrin, long chain partial glycerides.
The daily dose is determined individually depending on your case.
L-Thyroxin in a daily dose is taken orally in the morning on an empty stomach, at least 30 minutes before a meal. Take a pill with a small amount of liquid (half a glass of water), do not chew.
When performing replacement therapy for hypothyroidism in patients younger than 55 years old in the absence of cardiovascular diseases, L-thyroxin is prescribed in a daily dose of 1.6-1.8 mcg / kg body weight; patients older than 55 years or with cardiovascular diseases – 0.9 mcg / kg body weight. With significant obesity, the calculation should be done on the “ideal body weight.”
SIDE EFFECTS AND PRECAUTIONS
When using the product according to the indications in recommended doses under the supervision of a physician, side effects are not observed. In case of hypersensitivity to the drug, allergic reactions may occur.
Store in dry place at room temperature. Do not exceed storage temperature higher than 25 degrees Celcius. Keep away from direct sunlight. Keep locked and away from children.