Eltroxin 25 mcg Tablet 60's
Glaxosmithkline Pharmaceuticals Ltd
Eltroxin 25 mcg Tablet 60's belongs to 'thyroid agents', primarily used to treat underactive thyroid (hypothyroidism). Hypothyroidism is a chronic disorder, which happens when the thyroid gland (located in the front lower part of the neck), becomes unable to make enough thyroid hormone. The thyroid gland is responsible for releasing hormones, composed are composed of tri-iodothyronine (T3) and thyroxine (T4), which helps the body to regulate and use energy. The thyroid controls functions of the heart and digestive system; without the right amount of these hormones, the body becomes unable to function properly. Early symptoms of this disease are fatigue and weight gain. While other symptoms include feeling cold even in warm weather, dry skin or too much or too few menses (in women), easy fatigueness, constipation, weight gain, or even lack of energy. Right diagnosis and treatment of hypothyroid are important to restore normal physical and mental activity.
Eltroxin 25 mcg Tablet 60's contains 'Thyroxine sodium' which replaces or provides more thyroid hormone in the body when the body becomes unable to naturally produce enough thyroid hormone (Thyroxine) to meet the requirements of the body. In this way, Eltroxin 25 mcg Tablet 60's helps to replace missing thyroid hormone for proper digestion, muscle functioning, brain development, and maintenance of bones.
Take Eltroxin 25 mcg Tablet 60's exactly in the same way as suggested by the doctor. Eltroxin 25 mcg Tablet 60's works best when taken by mouth with an adequate amount of water on an empty stomach, 30 to 60 minutes before breakfast. Usually, Eltroxin 25 mcg Tablet 60's does not cause any undesirable effects in the body. Still, its overdose may cause diarrhoea, muscle spasm, weight loss, feeling hot even in cool environments, headache, nervousness, sleeplessness, irritability, menstrual irregularities (in women), and skin rash. Thus, it is better to take Eltroxin 25 mcg Tablet 60's is the same dose, and if you by chance, miss it then does not double the dose for the sake of getting results fast. If a person experiences any of these signs, then their doctor may suggest them to undertake a blood test called 'thyroid function test' which checks three hormones related to thyroid - TSH, T3, T4. High TSH and low T3/T4 to check if the thyroid gland is functioning normally or not.
Eltroxin 25 mcg Tablet 60's can not be given via mouth in patients dealing with myxedema coma. Your doctor may suggest calcium or vitamin D supplements with Eltroxin 25 mcg Tablet 60's to improve bone density associated with thyroid hormone overreplacement. Consult with your doctor if the symptoms of low thyroid hormone-like weight gain, slow heartbeat, or sensitivity to cold, tiredness, muscle aches, constipation, dry skin, worsens or persists after a couple of days of taking this drug. If Eltroxin 25 mcg Tablet 60's is taken by persons having diabetes mellitus, then it may worsen glycemic control and result in increased antidiabetic agent or insulin requirements. Thus it is important to carefully monitor the blood glucose level while starting, changing, or stopping thyroid hormone with Eltroxin 25 mcg Tablet 60's. The doctor decides the right dose of Eltroxin 25 mcg Tablet 60's after checking the body weight and thyroid function test report. Regular monitoring of thyroid function is important to check the effectiveness of the medicine.
Hypothyroidism (underactive thyroid)
Eltroxin 25 mcg Tablet 60's is a synthetic thyroid hormone that is prescribed for the treatment of underactive thyroid (hypothyroidism). Thyroxine is the important hormone released by the thyroid gland into the bloodstream. It plays an important role in the functioning of the heart, digestion, muscles, and brain development. Eltroxin 25 mcg Tablet 60's acts in the same manner as natural Thyroxine does, as it replaces the natural hormone produced by the thyroid gland so that body has enough thyroxine hormone to regulate the body's needs and metabolism. In this way, it helps to replace missing thyroid hormone and/or to relieve stress on the thyroid gland.
Usually, a person does not notice any side effects of Eltroxin 25 mcg Tablet 60's. However, due to inappropriate dosage or irregular consumption, it may be possible that a person may face side effects that include heat intolerance, menstrual irregularities, muscle weakness, increased appetite, weight loss, diarrhea, irregular heartbeat (palpitations), muscle spasm, headache, nervousness, irritability, sleeplessness, tremors, and skin rash. If a person takes the same dose suggested by the doctor without making any changes then there is less possibility of noticing these side effects. Speak with your doctor if you notice any serious side effects after taking Eltroxin 25 mcg Tablet 60's.
Take Eltroxin 25 mcg Tablet 60's in the same dosing strength as suggested by the doctor without increasing or decreasing it, as doses beyond the range may produce serious or even life-threatening reactions in the body. A person should consult with their doctor if they have heart diseases, diabetes, clotting disorders, adrenaline, or pituitary gland problem, as the dose needs to be adjusted in this case. If a person has diabetes then this medicine may affect their blood sugar levels and can worsen glycaemic control so it is advised to go for regular blood sugar checkups. Taking Eltroxin 25 mcg Tablet 60's on regular basis can reduce bone mineral density, particularly in post-menopausal women. Hence, it is best to talk to the doctor who might prescribe you the lowest dose possible for your bone health. Regular thyroid function tests are important while taking this medicine on an empty stomach after overnight (6-8 hrs) fasting. Eltroxin 25 mcg Tablet 60's is not allowed to use in persons with acute myocardial infarction and high blood pressure. Taking this medicine for a long duration may affect bone health leading to osteoporosis which can increase the risk of bone fractures. Hence, a person should consult with their doctor as their doctor may prescribe calcium or vitamin D supplements alongside Eltroxin 25 mcg Tablet 60's for improving bone health.
A person should limit the consumption of alcohol along with Eltroxin 25 mcg Tablet 60's to avoid bothersome side-effects.
Eltroxin 25 mcg Tablet 60's is safe to use for a pregnant woman if suggested by the doctor. The need for Thyroxine may increase during pregnancy due to improved blood levels of estrogen (female sex hormone) hence, monitoring of thyroid function should be done regularly both throughout and after pregnancy. In this case, the thyroid hormone dose can be modified by your doctor.
Eltroxin 25 mcg Tablet 60's can only be given to nursing mothers if suggested by the doctor. However, even during high dose thyroxine therapy, the amount of Eltroxin 25 mcg Tablet 60's passing into the breast milk during lactation is very low and therefore harmless.
Eltroxin 25 mcg Tablet 60's works in a similar manner as natural hormone so it does not interfere with the ability to drive.
Eltroxin 25 mcg Tablet 60's works in the same way natural hormone of the body so it does not have any reported interaction hence, in case you experience any difficulty discuss with your doctor.
Eltroxin 25 mcg Tablet 60's works in the same way natural hormone of the body so it does not have any reported interaction hence, in case you experience any difficulty discuss with your doctor. However, patients with adrenal gland disorders should consult a doctor before its consumption.
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Hypothyroidism: It is a chronic condition in which the thyroid gland of the body does not produce enough thyroid hormones to fulfil the needs of the body. The thyroid gland is a small, butterfly-shaped gland that is present at the front of your neck and is responsible for releasing hormones (tri-iodothyronine (T3) and thyroxine (T4)) that is required for the proper functioning of the body. Without enough amount of thyroid hormone, the body’s metabolism slows down, and a person feels less energetic. Early symptoms of hypothyroidism are fatigue, and weight gain and other symptoms include fatigue, weight gain, sensitive face, depression, constipation, feeling cold, decreased sweating, slowed heart rate, elevated blood cholesterol, dry skin, dry, thinning hair, impaired memory, menstrual changes, muscle weakness, muscle stiffness, and hoarseness. It may be possible that there is a loss of Calcium and Vitamin D in some cases of hypothyroidism.
The use of Eltroxin 25 mcg Tablet 60's is not allowed in persons who are already dealing with certain medical conditions like thyroid disorder called thyrotoxicosis, untreated or uncontrolled adrenal gland disorder, untreated or uncontrolled adrenal gland disorder. With it, this medicine can not be used to treat obesity or weight problems. Even before using this medicine, a person should tell their doctor if they have a thyroid nodule, heart disease, a blood clot, or a blood-clotting disorder, diabetes, kidney disease and anemia (lack of red blood cells), osteoporosis, problems with your pituitary gland or any other any food or drug allergies.
It is advised to keep taking this Eltroxin 25 mcg Tablet 60's in pregnancy, and don't stop or start it without asking the doctor. If a pregnant woman has low thyroid hormone levels then it could harm both mother and baby so the doctor will change the dose according to the needs of pregnancy.
Every person requires a different amount of thyroid hormone and it varies according to age, sex, and condition (like pregnancy, chronic condition, or complication). Such as, a 30-year-old woman should have a normal TSH of 4.2 mU/L, while a 90-year-old man has a TSH of 8.9 mU/L at their upper limits. Apart from this, Levels of TSH fluctuate due to stress, diet, and medications, and menses period. Check out the general range for reference:-Normal TSH range should be 0.4 - 4.0 mIU/L-Normal T3 range should be 0.2 - 0.5 ng/dl-Normal T4 range should be 0.8 - 1.8 ng/dl
The possible symptoms of hypothyroidism are constipation, puffy face, muscle weakness, sudden weight gain, fatigue, increased sensitivity to cold, dry skin, nervousness, or voice hoarseness. If a person notices any such symptoms then they should consult with an Endocrinologist/Physician for further treatment.
This medicine works best when taken without food on an empty stomach at least half an hour before tea/coffee/breakfast in the morning. Ask your doctor before about the right time of taking Eltroxin 25 mcg Tablet 60's.
Yes, Eltroxin 25 mcg Tablet 60's can be advised to children however the dose needs to be adjusted according to the change of weight. If the child loses or gains weight then their doctor will change the dose accordingly.
A Thyroid profile test is suggested by the doctor to check if this medicine is working effectively in the body by checking the levels of T3, T4, and TSH on monthly basis. You will observe a decrease in your TSH level after regular intake of Eltroxin 25 mcg Tablet 60's as prescribed by your doctor.
Eltroxin 25 mcg Tablet 60's is not allowed to use for weight loss purposes as it is only indicated for hypothyroidism.
It is advised to never change or stop taking Eltroxin 25 mcg Tablet 60's as hypothyroidism is usually a lifelong condition. Stopping the medicine on your own can cause an imbalance in the body leading to very serious conditions affecting your metabolism.
If a woman becomes pregnant while taking Eltroxin 25 mcg Tablet 60's, their doctor may make slight changes in dose after doing a thyroid profile test. The doctor may increase the dose of Eltroxin 25 mcg Tablet 60's to meet the high-level thyroid hormone requirement in pregnancy. Treatment of underactive thyroid is vital during pregnancy, as low levels of thyroid hormone in the mother may harm both mother and baby.
It is advised to limit salt intake to less than 2300 mg daily as too much salt intake may increase their blood pressure especially in persons who have an underactive thyroid.
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