What is Levoxyl?Levoxyl is used to treat hypothyroidism, a condition in which there are low levels of thyroid hormone in the blood. It is also used to treat or prevent a number of other thyroid conditions.
What is the most important information I should know about Levoxyl?Levoxyl should not be used for the management of obesity or for weight loss.
It may take several weeks before you notice an improvement in your symptoms. Continue taking your medication as directed by your doctor.
Notify your physician if you experience any of the following symptoms: rapid or irregular heartbeat, chest pain, shortness of breath, leg cramps, headache, nervousness, irritability, sleeplessness, tremors, change in appetite, weight gain or loss, vomiting, diarrhea, excessive sweating, heat intolerance, fever, changes in menstrual periods, hives, skin rash, or any other unusual medical event.
Who should not take Levoxyl?Do not take Levoxyl if you are allergic to any of its ingredients or if you have had a heart attack.
What should I tell my doctor before I take the first dose of Levoxyl?Tell your doctor about all prescription, over-the-counter, and herbal medications you are taking before beginning treatment with Levoxyl. Also, talk to your doctor about your complete medical history, especially if you have a history of heart disease, diabetes, clotting disorders, and adrenal or pituitary gland problems.
What is the usual dosage?The information below is based on the dosage guidelines your doctor uses. Depending on your condition and medical history, your doctor may prescribe a different regimen. Do not change the dosage or stop taking your medication without your doctor's approval.
Adults: Your doctor will prescribe the appropriate dose for you based on your age, weight, and medical conditions.
How should I take Levoxyl?Use Levoxyl only as prescribed by your doctor. Take Levoxyl in the morning on an empty stomach, at least one-half hour before eating any food. Take with a full glass of water.
What should I avoid while taking Levoxyl?Do not discontinue or change the amount you take or how often you take it, unless directed to do so by your doctor.
What are possible food and drug interactions associated with Levoxyl?If Levoxyl is taken with certain other drugs, the effects of either could be increased, decreased, or altered. It is especially important to check with your doctor before combining Levoxyl with the following: drugs that prevent blood clots, dietary fiber, digoxin, soybean flour, or walnuts.
What are the possible side effects of Levoxyl?Side effects cannot be anticipated. If any develop or change in intensity, tell your doctor as soon as possible. Only your doctor can determine if it is safe for you to continue taking this drug.
Side effects may include: (if taken in excessive amounts) fatigue, increased appetite, weight loss, excessive sweating, sleeplessness, increased pulse and blood pressure
Can I receive Levoxyl if I am pregnant or breastfeeding?Studies have shown that Levoxyl is safe to take during pregnancy and while breastfeeding. However, a dose adjustment may be necessary. Therefore, tell your doctor immediately if you are pregnant, plan to become pregnant, or are breastfeeding.
What should I do if I miss a dose of Levoxyl?If you miss a dose of Levoxyl, take the missed dose on an empty stomach as soon as you remember it and do not eat for 30 minutes after taking your dose. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, skip the one you missed and return to your regular dosing schedule. Do not take two doses at once.
How should I store Levoxyl?Store in a cool, dry place.
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