Eltroxin 100mcg Bottle Of 100 Tablets
Eltroxin 100 MCG Description
Eltroxin 100mcg tablet is used for the treatment of Hypothyroidism. It is a condition where the thyroid gland stops producing sufficient thyroid hormones. It is noticeable and characterized by lethar
y, feeling tired, weight gain, constipation, muscle pain, hair loss, increased sensitivity to cold, feeling low and irregular menstrual cycle. Eltroxin 100mcg tablet contains levothyroxine as its active component. It is a synthetic form of a naturally occurring hormone known as Thyroxine produced by the thyroid gland. This medicine should be used with care and caution in elder patients, patients with heart diseases and patients with disorders related to the adrenal gland. The dose and the duration should be strictly followed as recommended by the doctor. In case of any allergic reactions or any severe side effects contact your doctor as soon as possible. Inform your doctor if you are pregnant, planning a pregnancy or breastfeeding and about all the medicines and supplements you take and all the conditions or diseases you suffer from, before starting Eltroxin tablet.
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Uses of Eltroxin 100 MCG
Contraindications of Eltroxin 100 MCG
- If you are allergic to Levothyroxine or any ingredients used in Eltroxin 100mcg tablet.
- If you have any disorders that are related to the adrenal glands.
- If you have a condition of Thyrotoxicosis (excess of thyroid hormone in the bloodstream).
Side effects of Eltroxin 100 MCG
- Increased appetite
- Hair loss
- Weight variations
- Changes in the menstrual cycle
- Sensitivity to heat
- Mood swings
Precautions and Warnings of Eltroxin 100 MCG
- Eltroxin 100mcg tablet can be taken during pregnancy. A pregnant woman might require a higher dose of this particular medicine. If hypothyroidism is detected in between pregnancy, it is important to immediately start the treatment with thyroxine after consulting your doctor. _x000D_...
- Low levels of thyroid hormone in the mother can lead to birth defects in the baby or can even cause miscarriage. Regular monitoring of TSH levels is recommended.
Other General Warnings
- You are an elderly patient (more than 50 years of age) and have existing heart disorders.
- You have a hormone-related disorder called Panhypopituitarism.
- You come across heart-related disorders such as high blood pressure, angina, heart failure, irregular heart rhythm, etc.
- Care is required for patients with diabetes mellitus and diabetes insipidus and epilepsy or seizures.
- Children may experience hair loss after initiation of the therapy with Eltroxin 100mcg tablet which is usually reversible.
- Special care should be provided while giving Eltroxin 100mcg tablet to children with low birth weight and who are premature.
Mode of Action of Eltroxin 100 MCG
How Does It Work?
Directions for Use of Eltroxin 100 MCG
- Eltroxin 100mcg tablet should be taken as directed by your doctor.
- Swallow it whole with a glass of water, do not cut, break or chew the medicine.
- It should be taken on an empty stomach.
- It would be best if you took it at a fixed time for optimal results.
- You should not consume it more than that prescribed by your doctor.
- Do not stop consuming this medicine on your own.
Interactions of Eltroxin 100 MCG
Interactions with other medicines
- Certain medicines can interfere with the action of Eltroxin 100mcg tablet or Eltroxin 100mcg tablet itself can affect the action of other medicines taken at the same time.
- Always keep in touch with your doctor about all the medicines you are taking, that includes all prescribed or non-prescribed herbal medicines, dietary supplements as well as other treatment if you are going through for any disorder....
- In particular, if you are taking certain medications like antipsychotic medicines, anti-epileptic medicines like Phenytoin, oral contraceptives. etc.
- Dose adjustment of anti-diabetic medicines, blood thinners and medicines used for treating heart failure is required on the simultaneous use of Eltroxin 100mcg tablet. Inform your doctor if you are taking any medicines from this class....
- Antacids, anti-ulcer medicines, iron preparations and other preparations used to reduce cholesterol levels such as Cholestyramine should be used with a minimum gap of 4-5 hours with Eltroxin 100mcg tablet....
Interactions with food items
Dosage of Eltroxin 100 MCG
Missed a Dose
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
Q: I am a diabetic patient. Can I take tab Eltroxin?
Q: Can I take Eltroxin 100 mcg tablet to lose weight?
Q: Can Eltroxin 100mcg tablet and Esomoprazole be taken together?
Q: When should I take Eltroxin 100mcg tablet?
Q: For how long do I need to take Eltroxin 100mcg tablet?
Q: What is the best time of day to take Eltroxin?
Q: Does Eltroxin have side effects?
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