What effect does Levothyroxine Sodium for someone without thyroid disease?
Asked by Doretha Cleaver 6 months ago.
Levothyroxine Sodium is a synthetic form of the thyroid storage hormone T4. It is used to supplement thyroid hormone in persons whose own thyroid gland is no longer able to produce sufficient hormone to allow their body to function in a healthy manner. Proper dosing of the hormone, in a persons that is able to process and convert this synthetic hormone, will allow them to function far better than if they were still dealing with their own failing/failed thyroid gland. The key to this, though, is proper dosing, which requires proper testing, not just by testing TSH, a pituitary hormone, but by testing the levels of the active thyroid hormones, Free T4 and Free T3. With improper dosing, or in someone that is unable to process or convert synthetic T4, you are still going to be dealing with all the symptoms of being hypothyroid (insufficient thyroid hormone) fatigue, weight gain, hair loss, constipation.. etc. For improper dosing the solution is to find a doctor that actually understands proper thyroid care. For folks whose bodies are unable to utilize synthetic T4 (like me) the solution is to change over to natural thyroid hormone (the most common brand is Armour Thyroid) Answered by Mee Babicke 6 months ago.
it stimulates their thyroid to produce more hormone so in turn it ( you were hoping for ) can cause weight loss and increased energy- however it can also cause - insomnia, hair loss, dry skin, heart palpitations and your thyroid to become 'confused and begin to produce hormones abnormally- dont take it! Answered by Allison Creeks 6 months ago.
What is the composition of levothyroxine sodium?
does it contain porcine
Asked by Viki Conroy 6 months ago.
Levothyroxine is made synthetically--it is a man-made version of the active component in a porcine thyroid extract. So, it contains no animal products (unless you get it in a capsule made from porcine gelatin). Answered by Mariela Madore 6 months ago.
What will happen if one takes an extreme overdose of levothyroxine sodium?
Overdose = 50x100 micrograms.
Asked by Phebe Colyott 6 months ago.
Acute massive overdose may be life-threatening; treatment should be symptomatic and supportive. Massive overdose may require beta-blockers for increased sympathomimetic activity.Patients prescribed too high of a dose of levothyroxine may experience effects which mimic hyperthyroidism. Overdose can result in heart palpitations, abdominal pain, nausea, anxiousness, confusion, agitation, insomnia, weight loss, and increased appetite.Allergic reactions to the drug are characterized by symptoms such as difficulty breathing, shortness of breath, or swelling of the face and tongue. Acute overdose may cause fever, hypoglycemia, heart failure, coma and unrecognized adrenal insufficiency.you see,it's true for this hormone type chemical is used carefully controlled to achieve TSH levels within the normal reference range. Long term suppression of TSH values below normal values will frequently cause cardiac side effects and contribute to decreases in bone mineral density. Answered by Tenisha Beckel 6 months ago.
From what I can find on the various sites, generally an overdose of that level isn't fatal - in fact you'd likely be dead by now if it was, but can have some odd side effects like nausea, vomiting, tiredness etc. As mentioned it does have to go through your liver so you're making that work harder which isn't a great idea, but from what I can find there are higher doses possible so I'd just switch back to your normal dose and contact your doc just to be sure. Answered by Georgiana Quiver 6 months ago.
Extreme Over Dose Answered by Maris Riss 6 months ago.
What would be the point to that? If anyone finds out that you did this then you end up with a psych eval. Answered by Angelia Abila 6 months ago.
Vomiting probably, and a bad case of hyperthyroid symptoms. Answered by Shayna Langone 6 months ago.
How long do most people take levothyroxine?
Asked by Aurelio Zaharek 6 months ago.
Levothyroxine sodium is a thyroid harmone. It is a replacement therapy. So it should be taken life long . Caution should be taken for the people with ischemic heart disease. Answered by Kathryn Kaszinski 6 months ago.
A synthetic thyroid hormone used as a thyroid hormone replacement drug (brand names include Eltroxin, Levothroid, Levoxine, Levoxyl, Synthroid) used to treat an underactive thyroid gland (hypothyroidism). Because not all brands of levothyroxine sodium are equivalent, it is important not to switch between brand names or even between generic formulations. Common Misspellings: levothyroxin Answered by Sharee Henthorne 6 months ago.
For the rest of their life. Answered by Nenita Armor 6 months ago.
Do you take Synthroid (levothyroxine sodium)?
cbrdgt: I hadn't thought of the T4 measurement. I've lost so much weight this year (new home gym) that my endocrinologist has cut the dosage... but I still had the nagging question. Thanks for your response.
Asked by Marielle Arnesen 6 months ago.
I take high doses of Synthroid to suppress metastatic thyroid cancer, pending more surgery. I'm curious about something related to the drug. I've had several increases in dosage to reach my present level, and each time that the amount has been raised, I've experienced what appeared to be a distinctive set of side effects. Those include feeling slightly dazed and unable to focus clearly, being slightly off balance, and with intense ringing in my ears. Each time, those sensations have tapered off over a period of four or five days. The endocrinologists that I've seen have all insisted that it should not be possible to feel any effect from the increase. That leaves me wondering if anyone else has noticed such an effect. It certainly has seemed real to me. Thanks. Answered by Bethann Tindle 6 months ago.
cbrdgt: Thanks. My TSH level has been near zero for some time. I've noticed this within 24 hrs. of an increase, with a diminishing effect each day for four or five days. I have to lose another 50 lb. or so before they will operate, but I'm looking forward to the surgery. I've had two major surgeries plus three sessions with radioactive iodine, adding up to a total of fifty tumors and lymph nodes removed. Hopefully, this will get the remaining spots. Answered by Charles Drummond 6 months ago.
How low is your TSH? I have felt unable to focus and kind of out of it when I was too overly suppressed. I have heard of other people mention tinnitus when their TSH was near .01. I believe you with your symptoms, your doctors should too! Just because you are not having "textbook" symptoms does not mean it's not real. I'm curious when exactly you start having these symptoms once on your new dose...days, weeks? Good luck with your pending surgery! Edit: You're welcome, Graybeard. Wow, you have had quite a thyroid cancer experience! So you are very suppressed, but you sound like you are hypersensitive to dose changes. The most interesting thing I see in your situation is that you feel different after 24 hours. Synthroid, as I'm sure you know, has a half life of about 7-8 days, so you shouldn't notice a difference for around a week. Maybe your free T4 is spiking and that's causing this problem. You would have to get your blood tested right after a dose change to see if that is the cause. Good luck with your weight loss, I'm sure you'll lose the 50 lbs. in no time! Best wishes! Edit2: Thinkingtime, it's a misnomer that being hyper/ too much Synthroid will give you extra energy. People gain weight and are exhausted on too much Synthroid. Answered by Dorathy Tashman 6 months ago.
Lack of focus and tinnitus are both common symptoms of an underactive thyroid. It would be unexpected for these to be caused directly by Synthroid, but the Synthroid interacts with your natural hormone production capabilities, and when your dose of Synthroid changes, your natural production of thyroid hormones changes, quite possibly triggering the symptoms you describe. To the physicians, the distinction between the Synthroid causing the symptom and your thyroid causing the symptom is a scientific one, but it is a distinction without a difference, as changes in dose ultimately result in your symptoms. They will fade as your thyroid function stabilizes. Answered by Larita Vanderheide 6 months ago.
I got a high dose by mistake and felt great. Got the house cleaned and everything up to date before someone noticed and freaked, and cut the dose. Answered by Yesenia Sanes 6 months ago.
i take 75 mcg a day maintaining hormone levels after a thyroid ectomy. i was increased from 50 mcg. no side effects. Answered by Lakiesha Longworth 6 months ago.
What is the drug levothyroxine sodium.?
my father, 91 yrs young, has been taking this script for over a year. what is it and what is it taken for, what condition???
Asked by Blair Olivar 6 months ago.
It's more commonly known by it's trade name, Synthroid. It's a form of synthetic thyroid hormone used to treat hypothyroidism, and is, I would say, I very common medication. I've had many many patients on it. Answered by Julius Sumaran 6 months ago.
Levothyroxine is the generic name for the synthetic version of the storage thyroid hormone T4. i.e. it's a man-made copy of the real thing. T4 is meant to convert to the active hormone T3. Has your wonderful 91 year old father had good results from it? If not, you might want to become informed about a better medication for hypothyroid: prescription natural desiccated thyroid. As long as he doesn't have a heart condition and is monitored by his doctor, it can be much better. Answered by Kiana Mckeeman 6 months ago.
What does Levothyroxine tablets contain?
Asked by Mi Toffton 6 months ago.
DESCRIPTIONLevothyroxine sodium tablets, USP contains synthetic crystalline L-3,3222,5,5222-tetraiodothyronine sodium salt [Levothyroxine (T4)sodium]. Synthetic T4 is identical to that produced in the human thyroid gland.Levothyroxine (T4) sodium has an empirical formula of C15H10I4N NaO4 x H2O, molecular weight of 798.86 g/mol (anhydrous), andstructural formula as shown: INACTIVE INGREDIENT Inactive IngredientsMagnesium Stearate, NF; Microcrystalline Cellulose, NF; Colloidal Silicone Dioxide, NF; Sodium Starch Glycolate, NF. Thefollowing are the color additives by tablet strength:Strength (mcg) Color Additive(s) 25 FD&C Yellow No. 6 Aluminum Lake 50 None 75 FD&C Blue No. 2 88 FD&C Blue No. 1 D&C Yellow No. 10 Aluminum Lake D&C Red No. 30 Aluminum Lake 100 D&C Yellow No. 10 D&C Red Lake Blend (D&C Red No. 27 D&C Red No. 30 112 D&C Red No. 27 D&C Red No. 30 FD&C Yellow No. 6 FD&C Red No. 40 FD&C Blue FD&C Blue No. 1 150 FD&C Blue No. 2 175 D&C Red No. 27 D&C Red No. 30 FD&C Blue No. 1 200 D&C Yellow No. 10 D&C Red No. 27 300D&C Yellow No. 10 FD&C Yellow No. 6 FD&C Blue No. 1 Meets USP Dissolution Test 2 Answered by Sherice Ringuette 6 months ago.
What is the difference between Lexothyroxine AND Levothyroxine sodium ?
GlaxoSmithKine was manufacturing lexothyroxine with brand name "Thyroxine" now they have stopped manufacturing this and our country is importing same drug of same company with different name and brand name is "Eltroxin".I am using 150mcg of old lexothyroxine. can i use same dosage of...
Asked by Rosalva Parrington 6 months ago.
GlaxoSmithKine was manufacturing lexothyroxine with brand name "Thyroxine" now they have stopped manufacturing this and our country is importing same drug of same company with different name and brand name is "Eltroxin". I am using 150mcg of old lexothyroxine. can i use same dosage of Lexothyroxine Sodium of same amount? Answered by Deandre Chabbez 6 months ago.
Glaxosmithkine simply manufactured lexothyroxine? Give me a break! Answered by Keturah Perrenoud 6 months ago.