THYRONORM 75MCG contain Levothyroxine sodium which is a synthetic thyroid hormone and is chemically identical to thyroxine produced by the thyroid gland. Treatment with levothyroxine sodium helps in replacing missing thyroid hormone and in all forms of underactive thyroid function (hypothyroidism) or after the removal of the thyroid gland. Thyroid hormone is vital for the normal growth and development. Lack of right amount of thyroid hormones leads to slowing down in natural functions of our body. Hypothyroidism is a condition where enough thyroid hormone required are not produced by the body. Some of the most common symptoms of hypothyroidism are tiredness, weight gain and feeling depressed. It helps in replacing the thyroxine that your thyroid gland cannot produce and prevent the symptoms of hypothyroidism.
Always take THYRONORM 75MCG exactly as prescribed by your doctor. Before taking this medicine tell your doctor if you have ever had kidney disease, heart disease, or pancreas problems. Pregnant and breastfeeding women should consult their doctor before taking this medicine. The most common side effects such as restlessness, insomnia, diarrhea, changes in menstrual cycle in women etc.
USES OF THYRONORM 75MCG:
Helps in replacing the thyroxine that your thyroid gland cannot produce and prevent the symptoms of hypothyroidism
HOW THYRONORM 75MCG WORKS:
Levothyroxine sodium is a synthetic thyroid hormone which is identical to natural occurring thyroid hormone thyroxine or T4, produced by the thyroid gland. Thyroxine regulates the production of another hormone called thyroid stimulating hormone (TSH) which in turn controls how much thyroxine is produced. Levothyroxine sodium regulates TSH production in the same way and therefore, substitutes for a lack of endogenous thyroxine (produced by the thyroid gland).
DIRECTIONS FOR USE:
Always take THYRONORM 75MCG exactly as prescribed by your doctor. Do not split, chew or crush this medicine. Swallow the medicine whole.
SIDE EFFECTS OF THYRONORM 75MCG:
Sudden wheeziness, difficulty breathing, swelling of eyelids, face or lips, rash or itching
Swelling of face, tongue, lips and throat
Severe itching skin with raised lumps, joint pain, sensitivity to the sun, general feeling of being unwell
Angina pain (pain in the chest, particularly when taking exercise e.g. walking up hill)
Intolerance to heat
Mild hair loss seen in children
In women-changes to your periods
Irregular heart beats
Palpitations (loud, thumping heartbeat)
Muscle cramps or weakness
Diarrhea and vomiting
Insomnia, headache, flushing, sweating
Loss of weight
Rash, itching, oedema (fluid retention)
Osteoporosis (bone loss)
HOW TO MANAGE SIDE EFFECTS:
Keep try taking this medicine with, or just after, a meal or snack and stick to simple meals and do not eat rich or spicy food.
Drink lots of fluid, such as water or squash, to avoid dehydration. Do not take any other medicines without consulting your doctor.
Take rest and drink plenty of fluids. Apply a cold, wet cloth or ice pack to your forehead. Rest in a quiet, comfortable, dark room.
Apply hot or cold packs. Eat a healthy diet includes enough calcium and vitamin D. Maintain healthy weight to ease stress and strain on your joints. Exercise regularly.
Tell your doctor if you are taking or recently taken any other medicines, including medicines obtained without a prescription or the following:
Medicines to treat diabetes
Anticoagulants such as warfarin, dicoumarol (used to thin the blood)
Amiodarone (used to treat some heart conditions)
Medicines containing oestrogen (e.g. used for hormone replacement therapy or oral contraceptives)
Antidepressants (e.g. sertraline and tricyclic antidepressants such as amitriptyline, imipramine)
Chloroquine and proguanil (used in malaria and rheumatic diseases)
5-fluouracil, imatinib and sunitinib (used for the treatment of cancer)
Medicines control your heart rate such as digoxin
Medicines that stimulate the sympathetic nervous system such as adrenaline
Carbamazepine, phenytoin or barbiturates (used to treat epilepsy or seizures)
Drug : Levothyroxine sodium
Pharmacological Category : Synthetic Thyroid Hormone
Therapeutic Indication : Hypothyroidism
Dosage Forms : Tablet
Store below 20-25°C and keep out of reach of children.
Before you start taking Thyronorm 75mcg Tablet, your doctor will do a blood test to see what dose you need. Once you start taking the medicine, you will have regular blood tests to see how well it is working, and the dose may be adjusted from time to time. It is best taken on an empty stomach before your first meal of the day. You should take this medicine regularly to get the maximum benefit. It may take several weeks before your symptoms start to improve. You may need to take it for the rest of your life. If you stop taking it, your symptoms are likely to come back.
The most common side effects of this medicine are caused by taking a higher dose than you need. Possible side effects include palpitations (irregular heartbeat), vomiting, anxiety, diarrhea, weight loss, nervousness, or restlessness. Most side effects will disappear once you are on the right dose. Call your doctor straight away if you have a very high temperature, fast or irregular heart rate, low blood pressure, yellowness in the eye/skin, confusion, or fits.
Thyronorm 75mcg Tablet may cause weight loss but should not be prescribed or taken to treat obesity. If you become pregnant while taking this medicine, inform your doctor right away as the dose may have to be increased/readjusted. Many other drugs affect the way this medicine works. Ask your doctor for advice if you are taking any other medications.
USES OF THYRONORM TABLET
- Treatment of Hypothyroidism
BENEFITS OF THYRONORM TABLET
In Treatment of Hypothyroidism
It may take a while for this medicine to work properly. Your doctor may get regular blood tests done to determine the effectiveness of this medicine and to make sure that you are on the right dose.
FAQs ABOUT THYRONORM 75MCG:
Q: What THYRONORM 75MCG is used for?
A: It used to treat an underactive thyroid gland (hypothyroidism). Thyroid gland makes thyroid hormone which helps to control the energy levels and growth. It is taken to replace the missing thyroid hormone.
Q: What happens if I take THYRONORM 75MCG with food?
A: The absorption of this medicine in the gut is decreased when taking with some foods and other drugs. Hence patients are usually instructed to take on an empty stomach 30-60 minutes before food intake to avoid erratic absorption of this medicine.