Generic Name - L-thyroxine
Category - Thyroid hormone
Generic for Levoxyl* is indicated to improve symptoms of thyroid deficiency such as slow speech, lack of energy, weight gain, hair loss, dry thick skin and unusual sensitivity to cold. Levothyroxine (Generic for Levoxyl*) acts as a replacement for people whose thyroid gland does not produce enough thyroid hormone. It is important for normal energy and metabolism.
Generic for Levoxyl* Contraindications and Drug Interactions
Generic for Levoxyl* is contraindicated in patients, who are hypersensitive to this drug, medications that belong to this class of drugs or had an allergic reaction to it in the past.
Generic for Levoxyl* should not be taken by patients who have a history of the following ailment conditions.
High blood pressure
Low levels of pituitary hormone
Dieting or on a weight loss program
Previous heart attack
There are a number of medications that interact with Generic for Levoxyl*. It is important to take the doctor's counsel if you are taking any of the following.
Calcium supplements like Tums
Medicines for diabetes
Medicines for mental depression
Generic for Levoxyl* Dosage
The following information just highlights the general average dosage of GenericLevoxyl*
The usual recommended dosage of Generic for Levoxyl* for Thyroid Deficiency will be determined by the doctor to meet individual requirements, taking into consideration the status of the thyroid gland and other medical conditions one may have. Older adults often require somewhat smaller doses. To make sure that Generic for Levoxyl* dosage is right for one, the doctor will monitor one's thyroid hormone levels with periodic blood tests.
Generic for Levoxyl* Adverse Effects
Some of the most serious Generic for Levoxyl* side Effects include difficulty breathing, wheezing, or shortness of breath, chest pain, excessive sweating or intolerance to heat, fast or irregular heartbeat or pulse rate and nervousness.
This is not a complete list of all Side effects. Do concur with your doctor and follow his directions completely when you are taking Generic for Levoxyl*.
Generic for Levoxyl* and Pregnancy
Use of Generic for Levoxyl* during pregnancy is considered safe. However, consult your doctor for the right dosage administration.
Generic for Levoxyl* and Breastfeeding
Studies also indicate that use of Generic for Levoxyl* is safe and can be taken as a thyroid hormones if you are breast-feeding a baby. This drug does pass into breast milk, but it will not harm a nursing infant.
Generic for Levoxyl* and Pediatric
The safety and effectiveness of Generic for Levoxyl* in pediatric patients have not been established.
Generic for Levoxyl* and Geriatric
Considering the increased prevalence of cardiovascular disease among the elderly, Generic for Levoxyl* should not be initiated at the full replacement dose in geriatric patients. Consult your doctor and seek medical opinion.
The above information about Generic for Levoxyl* serves as an information resource only and is not intended to substitute professional medical advice, examination, diagnosis and treatment. Always seek the counsel of your doctor, physician or pharmacist before starting any new treatment or making changes to existing therapy.