Generic Name - Levothyroxine
Category - Thyroid
Enlarged thyroid gland and thyroid cancer
Generic for Synthroid* is indicated to help decrease the size of enlarged thyroid glands (known as goiter) and to treat thyroid cancer. Generic for Synthroid* is used when the thyroid gland does not produce enough hormone. Levothyroxine (generic Synthroid*) belongs to the general group of medicines called hormones.
Generic for Synthroid* Contraindications and Drug Interactions
Generic for Synthroid* 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 Synthroid* should not be taken by patients who have a history of the following ailment conditions.
Hardening of the arteries
High blood pressure
Underactive adrenal gland
Underactive pituitary gland
There are a number of medications that interact with Generic for Synthroid*. It is important to take the doctor's counsel if you are taking any of the following.
Medicine for asthma
Generic for Synthroid* Dosage
The following information just highlights the general average dosage of GenericSynthroid*
The usual recommended dosage of Generic for Synthroid* for hypothyroidism will be tailored by your doctor to meet your individual requirements, taking into consideration the status of your thyroid gland and other medical conditions you may have. Older adults often require somewhat smaller doses. To make sure the dosage is right for you, the doctor will monitor your thyroid hormone level with periodic blood tests.
Generic for Synthroid* Adverse Effects
Some of the most serious Generic for Synthroid* 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 Synthroid*.
Generic for Synthroid* and Pregnancy
Use of proper amounts of thyroid hormone during pregnancy has not been shown to cause birth defects or other problems. However, your doctor may want you to change your dose of Generic for Synthroid* while you are pregnant. This will make regular visits to your doctor important.
Generic for Synthroid* and Breastfeeding
Use of proper amounts of thyroid hormones like Generic for Synthroid* by mothers has not been shown to cause problems in nursing babies. However, do talk to your doctor and seek medical opinion
Generic for Synthroid* and Pediatric
Thyroid hormones have been tested in children and have not been shown to cause different side effects or problems in children than they do in adults. Do consult your doctor before using Generic for Synthroid* for pediatric patients.
Generic for Synthroid* and Geriatric
Generic for Synthroid* has been tested and has not been shown to cause different side effects or problems in older people than it does in younger adults. However, a different dose may be needed in the elderly. Therefore, it is important to take the medicine only as directed by the doctor.
The above information about Generic for Synthroid* 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.