What is Eltroxin-100?
Eltroxin containing the active ingredient levothyroxine is considered a thyroid hormone type of medication. It is mainly used as a hormone replacement to treat hypothyroidism, a condition where the thyroid glands do not produce enough hormones on its own. Without regular hormone levels in the body it may cause slow speech, lack of energy, weight gain, hair loss, poor growth and dry or thick skin. Some people may also use it to prevent or treat goiters and congenital hypothyroidism.
How is Eltroxin-100 used?
Eltroxin is usually taken orally once per day or as directed by a doctor. The medication should be taken on an empty stomach, usually 30 minutes to 1 hour prior to breakfast along with a full glass of water. Contact a doctor for the correct dosage and length of treatment as it will depend on the patientís condition and their response to the treatment. Do not discontinue the treatment without consulting a doctor as some patients may need to use the medicine for a prolonged period to replace the hormone your body cannot produce.
Patients using Eltroxin may encounter unwanted side effects such as:
- Hair loss
- Weight loss
- Changes in menstrual cycle
Contact a doctor immediately should side effects persist or worsen.
Immediately proceed to your nearest emergency department if you suffer an allergic reaction. Symptoms usually associated with such a reaction include difficulty breathing or swallowing, chest tightness, swelling, skin rashes, and hives.
Eltroxin-100 is not always suitable for all patients. Always consult your health care provider prior to using this medication if you are pregnant, breastfeeding, trying to conceive, using any other medication (prescription or non-prescription), using any herbal products or supplements, or if you have any allergies or other health problems.
The correct dosage and prescription commonly depend on the patient and the condition being treated. Do not adjust your dosage without the approval of your health care provider. This product is only for use as prescribed and instructed.