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Generic Name: E: LEVOTHYROXINE (lee-voe-thye-ROX-een)
Common Uses of Eutirox
This medicine is a thyroid hormone used to treat hypothyroidism. It may also be used to treat other conditions as determined by your doctor. Possible Eutirox Side Effects
Side effects that may occur while taking this medicine include headache, nervousness, trembling, sweating, increased appetite, diarrhea, weight loss or insomnia. If they continue or are bothersome, check with your doctor as your dose may need to be adjusted. In rare instances, some hair loss may occur during the first few months of starting this medicine. This effect is usually temporary as your body adjusts to this medicine. If this effect persists or worsens, notify your doctor as soon as possible.
Contact your doctor immediately if you experience chest pain, rapid or irregular heartbeat, shortness of breath, or seizures. An allergic reaction to this medicine is unlikely, but if you experience difficulty breathing; tightness of chest; swelling of eyelids, face, or lips; or if you develop a rash or hives, tell your doctor immediately. If you notice other effects not listed above, contact your doctor or pharmacist.General Cautions
Continuous use of this medicine for a few weeks may be necessary to relieve symptoms of your condition. Symptoms of low thyroid hormone levels include fatigue, muscle aches, constipation, dry skin, weight gain, slow heart rate, sensitivity to cold, or dry brittle hair that tends to fall out easily. These symptoms should disappear as your body adjusts to the medicine. If they persist or become bothersome, notify your doctor promptly as your dose may need to be adjusted. Do not adjust your dose or stop taking this medicine without checking with your doctor. Tell the doctor or dentist that you are taking this medicine before you have emergency treatment or surgery. Keep all doctor and laboratory appointments (e.g., thyroid function tests) while you are taking this medicine. Before you begin taking any new medicine, either prescription or over-the-counter, check with your doctor or pharmacist. This includes calcium or aluminum-containing antacids, iron preparations and cough-and-cold products, or diet aids. Caution is advised when using this medicine in the elderly because they may be more sensitive to the effects of this medicine. Caution is advised when using this medicine in children because overuse may reduce the child's final adult height. Consult your doctor for more information.
For Women: inform your doctor if you become pregnant, as your dose may need to be adjusted. This medicine is excreted in breast milk. Consult your doctor before breast-feeding.
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