Levothroid acts like a thyroid gland hormone and is used to treat hypothyroidism and obesity.
- Hypothyroid state of various etiologies (including those caused by surgical or medical exposure).
- Prevention of recurrence of nodular goiter after thyroid resection, diffuse euthyroid goiter.
- Diffuse toxic goiter.
- Thyroid cancer after surgery (for the purpose of suppression of tumor recurrence and as replacement therapy).
- As a diagnostic tool for the test thyroid suppression.
- In the combined therapy: Graves’ disease, Hashimoto’s thyroiditis.
LEVOTHROID levothyroxine sodium tablet.
Hypersensitivity, untreated thyrotoxicosis, acute myocardial infarction, acute myocarditis, untreated adrenal insufficiency (must be compensated before the start of therapy).
Coronary artery disease (atherosclerosis, angina pectoris, myocardial infarction), hypertension, arrhythmia, diabetes and diabetes insipidus, heavy long-existing hypothyroidism, malabsorption syndrome (may require dose adjustment), pituitary insufficiency, advanced age.
Tachycardia, irregular heartbeat, chest pain, tremors, restlessness, insomnia, hyperhidrosis, weight loss, diarrhea, alopecia, disturbance of adrenal function (with pituitary or hypothalamic hypothyroidism), a disorder of renal function in children, allergic reactions (skin rash, itching skin).
Symptoms: thyrotoxic crisis, sometimes delayed for several days after ingestion.
Treatment: the appointment of beta-blockers in / with the introduction of corticosteroids, plasmapheresis.
Method of use and dosage
Inside, in the morning, on an empty stomach, with a little water. The daily dosage is determined individually depending on indications.
In hypothyroidism: an initial dose for adults – 25-100 mg / day, with a gradual increase (25-50 mg every 2-3 weeks) to maintenance – 125-250 mg / day; after surgery for a malignant tumor of the thyroid – 300 mg / day.
Babies: the initial dose – 12.5-50 mg / day; Prolonged treatment with a maintenance dose of calculating oprelelyayut 100-150 g / m2.
To conduct the test – 14 days 200 mg per day, or 1 mg 3 times per 7 days before re scintigrams.
Euthyroid goitre and prevention of its recurrence after resection: adults – 75-200 mg / day, children – 12.5-150 mg / day.