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Synthroid is most commonly used to treat under active thyroid. Synthroid's active medical ingredient is Levothyroxine and helps increase the amount of thyroid hormone to maintain normal physical activity and mental composure
Before taking your prescribed medication read all the instructions that was provided by your pharmacist. Take Synthroid orally once a day on a empty stomach with water. This medication should be take roughly an hour before breakfast.
Make sure you take Synthroid at the same time each day to create a routine for yourself and to ensure an even spread of medication in your system. To have optimal results take Synthroid on a regular basis . Do not change or increase your dose. You should continue taking this medication even if you feel well. This medication is taken whole and should not be crushed or broken apart.
This medication may contain medical and non medical ingredients that could cause an allergic reaction. Consult with your doctor about any known allergies before taking Synthroid. Speak with your doctor about any known medical conditions relating to history of increased thyroid hormones, decreased adrenal glad function, heart disease, high blood pressure, and diabetes. Tell your doctor about any current medications or supplementation to avoid interactions with Synthroid.
You should check your blood sugar levels regularly if you have diabetes. This medication may make it more challenging to control your blood sugar levels.
Side effects are: hot flashes, sensitivity to heat, sweating, headache, nervousness, irritability, nausea, sleep problems (insomnia), changes in appetite or changes in weight, changes in menstrual periods, and temporary hair loss.
If any side effects become unmanageable speak with your doctor or pharmacist for help in managing these mentioned side effects. For any serious side effects that occur speak with your doctor right away for further treatment options.
Q: What happens if I suddenly stop taking this medication?
A: A relapse in symptoms may occur depending on the severity of the condition, and you may experience side effects. You should speak your doctor before you stop taking this medication.
Q: What is the best dosage to take for Synthroid?
A: You doctor will be able to determine the best dosage from the initial diagnosis and how you respond to the treatment over time.
Q: What happens if I miss a dose?
A: You should take the missed dose as soon you realize you have forgotten. If the forgotten dose is closer to your next scheduled dose, take the next schedule dose to avoid overlapping.
Q: What is the best way to store this medication?
A: This medication is stored at room temperature, and should be kept away from children and pets.
Q: How do I dispose of this medication?
A: Do not throw away this medication in wastewater. Some medication can be thrown away in dry waste, some require a little preparation for disposal. If you are uncertain how to dispose of this medication speak with your pharmacist to safely dispose any unwanted or experienced medication.
Q: Is this medication safe to use while pregnant or breastfeeding?
A: Speak with your doctor about the risk associated with using this drug while pregnant. It is uncertain if this drug can pass into the breast milk of nursing mother. Consult your doctor to understand the risk in using this medication while breastfeeding.
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