Levothyroxine (Eltroxin 50 mcg)
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Eltroxin and numerous other medicines with the active agent Levothyroxine are used in various dysfunctions of the thyroid gland. The medication can be prescribed for the prophylaxis of nodular goiter, treatment of diffuse euthyroid goiter, thyroid cancer, and so on. The medication is used in adults, infants, and even pregnant and breastfeeding women yet it still should be used cautiously and under a doctor’s supervision. Read our full article to know more about safe and effective Levothyroxine use.
What are the tablets sold under the name Eltroxin?
Eltroxin is the name of the medication made by Glaxo Smith Kline pharmaceutical company. It is based on the active substance Levothyroxine and is used for the therapy of hypothyroidism, a condition caused by a prolonged, persistent deficiency of thyroid hormones.
The substance on which the medication is based was discovered in 1927 which means that nowadays its formula can be used by different pharmaceutical firms and the same drugs sold under different names. If you want to get the medication cheaper than it is sold at your local drugstores, you should buy Generic Eltroxin online.
When can you buy and use Levothyroxine?
The medication is used for the treatment of hypothyroid conditions of different etiology including those caused by surgical or medicament effects. In other words, it is prescribed if your thyroid gland fails to produce sufficient amount of hormones due to any reason.
Your doctor can prescribe you to buy Levothyroxine for the prevention of recurrence of nodular goiter after resection of the thyroid gland, treatment of diffuse euthyroid goiter, diffuse toxic goiter after the creation of an euthyroid state by thyreostatic medications, thyroid cancer after surgical treatment (to suppress tumor recurrence and as a substitute therapy), and as a diagnostic tool in the test of thyroid suppression.
Besides, the medication can be used as a part of the complex therapy for the Graves’ disease and autoimmune thyroiditis.
The symptoms of an improper function of the thyroid gland and their severity vary. However, there are the common complaints such as lethargy, sluggishness, decreased performance and fatigue, sleepiness, bad memory, dry skin, puffiness of the face and swelling of the extremities, rough voice, brittle nails, hair loss, weight gain, chilliness, paresthesia, constipation, and others symptoms. The severity of the symptoms of hypothyroidism largely depends on the cause of the disease, the degree of thyroid insufficiency, and the individual characteristics of the patient. If you have any of these symptoms and especially if somebody of your family has ever suffered from the thyroid gland disorders, make sure to consult a specialist.
If you believe that you suffer from insufficient production of hormones by the thyroid gland based on the symptoms, it is still highly advised to consult a doctor before you buy Eltroxin and start the therapy to know the exact diagnosis and let the specialist choose the best treatment plan for you.
When is Levothyroxine contraindicated to be utilized?
The drug is prohibited to be taken by people with an allergy to its components, untreated thyrotoxicosis, acute myocardial infarction, acute myocarditis, untreated adrenal cortex insufficiency (should be compensated prior to initiation of therapy).
Moreover, it is advised to properly weigh the risks and benefits of the medication use in case of diagnosed ischemic heart disease, atherosclerosis, angina, myocardial infarction in history, arterial hypertension, arrhythmia, any type of diabetes, severe long-term hypothyroidism, malabsorption syndrome (dose adjustment may be required), pituitary insufficiency, and for people of an advanced age.
Can the medication be used during pregnancy and breastfeeding?
As in the case with any medication, if you are pregnant or plan on getting pregnant it is crucial to discuss all therapies and medicines intakes with your doctor.
In general, during pregnancy and breastfeeding, it is advised to buy Generic Levothyroxine and use it as before the pregnancy. In fact, during pregnancy, the dose of the medication can be even elevated due to the increase in the level of thyroxin-binding globulin. Usually, during the second and third trimesters of pregnancy, the standard dose is elevated by 25%.
The amount of thyroid hormone secreted with breast milk (even when receiving the treatment with high doses of the drug) is not enough to cause any disturbances in the child during breastfeeding.
The use of the medication along with thyreostatic medications during pregnancy is contraindicated as the use of Levothyroxine can require the elevation of thyreostatic medications doses which is unacceptable as they unlike Levothyroxine penetrate the placental barrier and the fetus may develop hypothyroidism.
Levothyroxine use precautions
It is advised to monitor the blood level of thyroid-stimulating hormone, an elevated level of which indicates an insufficiency of the chosen dose use. The adequacy of suppressive thyroid therapy is also estimated by suppressing the seizure of radioactive iodine.
In the long-present multinodal goiter, before the therapy start is needed to do a stimulation test with the thyrotropin-releasing hormone.
In the majority of cases, it is advised to restore metabolic status gradually starting with the low doses of the medication especially in people of advanced age or people with cardiovascular diseases. For instance, the recommended initial dose for them is 50 mcg.
The medication should be cautiously prescribed to people with severe long-term hypothyroidism of the thyroid gland. Before the start of treatment should be excluded the possibility of hypophyseal or hypothalamic hypothyroidism.
How does Generic Levothyroxine act?
The mechanisms of the metabolic effects of the medication include receptor binding to the genome, changes in oxidative metabolism in the mitochondria, and regulation of the flow of substrates and positive ions both inside and outside the cell.
In small doses, it has an anabolic effect; in medium doses it stimulates growth and development, increases the oxygen demand of tissues, regulates the metabolism of proteins, fats and carbohydrates, increases the functional activity of the cardiovascular system and the central nervous system; in large doses it inhibits the production of thyrotropin-releasing hormone of the hypothalamus and thyroid-stimulating hormone of the pituitary gland.
What are side effects of Generic Levothyroxine use?
When you order Eltroxin and start taking the pills, you can start suffering from irregular heartbeat, tachycardia, pain in the chest, tremor, anxiety, sleeplessness, lowering of the body mass, diarrhea, alopecia, dysfunction of the adrenal glands (in pituitary or hypothalamic hypothyroidism), kidney dysfunction in children, or allergic reactions (skin rash, skin itching).
Regardless of the side effects you suffer from, you need to inform your doctor about them and consult him or her how to minimize them.
With what other substances Eltroxin interacts?
The medication diminishes the effect of insulin, other orally-taken anti-diabetic drugs, and cardiac glycosides.
It enhances the action of indirect anticoagulants and tricyclic antidepressants.
The lowered blood concentration of the medication due to inhibited absorption from the intestines is observed in the combined use of the drug with cholestyramine, colestipol, and aluminum hydroxide.
The clearance of the medication is sped up by the use of phenobarbital and Phenytoin.
The effect of the medication is lowered in the concurrent use of estrogens.
The levels of thyroid and thyroid-stimulating hormones can be altered by the influence on their synthesis, secretion, distribution, metabolism, action or elimination by amiodarone, carbamazepine, chloral hydrate, diazepam, levodopa, dopamine, metoclopramide, lovastatin, somatostatin, and other medicines.
This is not the complete list of possible interactions. Thus, if you take any medicines, make sure to discuss the possibility of their combination with the thyroid gland drug before you order Eltroxin.
How is Generic Eltroxin used?
The doses of the medication are chosen individually based on the diagnosis.
The treatment is usually started with the low doses of 12.5-25 mcg per day. The average daily dose is in the range between 25 mcg and 200 mcg.
The prescribed daily dose must be taken once a day twenty-thirty minutes before a meal.
The maintenance dose for adults is from 25 mcg to 200 mcg a day.
In congenital hypothyroidism, children younger than 6 months are prescribed from 25 to 50 micrograms per day. Children younger than 12 months but older than 6 months, are appointed to be administered daily up to 60 mcg. The dosage for children between 1-5 years is up to 100 micrograms. The dosage for children aged from 6 to 12 years is from 100mcg to 150 mg. Children over 12 years are prescribed up to 200 micrograms a day.
Please note that during the therapy the constant supervision of the doctor and frequent checkups are crucial.
The overdose of the drug is dangerous with thyrotoxic crisis, sometimes developing several days after the intake of an increased dose.
If you know that you overdosed or simply started suffering from mild to moderate side effects of the medication, seek medical assistance as the treatment of the symptoms is possible only at a hospital.
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