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Composition for ELTROXIN

Thyroxine(100mcg)

food interaction for ELTROXIN

alcohol interaction for ELTROXIN

pregnancy interaction for ELTROXIN

lactation interaction for ELTROXIN

food
alcohol
pregnancy
lactation
It is better to take Eltroxin 100mcg tablet empty stomach (1 hour before food or 2 hours after food).
Interaction with alcohol is unknown. Please consult your doctor.
Eltroxin 100mcg tablet is safe to use during pregnancy.
Adequate and well-controlled human studies have shown low or no risk.
SAFE
Eltroxin 100mcg tablet is probably safe to use during breastfeeding. Please consult your doctor.
SAFE

SALT INFORMATION for ELTROXIN

Thyroxine(100mcg)

Uses

Eltroxin 100mcg tablet is used in the treatment of hypothyroidism and myxedema coma (disease caused by lack of thyroid hormone in which areas of the skin are swollen).

How it works

Eltroxin 100mcg tablet is similar in structure to the hormone naturally produced by the thyroid gland. It replaces or provides more thyroid hormone and relieves the symptoms like tiredness, weight gain and depression.

Common side effects

Vomiting, Nausea, Palpitations, Altered menstrual cycle, Altered behaviour, Mood changes, Anxiety, Diarrhoea, Hair loss, Headache, Hyperactivity, Increased appetite, Insomnia, Muscle weakness, Stomach cramp, Tachycardia, Heart beat irregular, Flushing, Warm sensation, Weight loss, Chills, Fever

Common Dosage for ELTROXIN 100MCG TABLET

Patients taking ELTROXIN 100MCG TABLET

  • 90%
    Once A Day
  • 4%
    Twice A Day
  • 4%
    Twice A Week
  • 1%
    Alternate Day

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  • Dr. Beena Bansal
    MBBS, MD, DM
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    MBBS, MD, DM
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    MBBS, MD, DM
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  • Dr. Sfurti Mann
    MBBS, MD, Diploma
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Expert advice for ELTROXIN

  • Food prevents proper absorption of the drug. Take thyroxine  on an empty stomach half an hour before breakfast. Keep a gap of 4 hours between thyroxine and antiacids, calcium or iron supplements and mulltivitamins.
  • Take special precaution and consult your doctor: If you suffer from diabetes, high blood pressure, heart failure or have had a heart attack, or condition that affects your adrenal glands, If you are over 50 years of age and have a long standing history of hypothyroidism.
  • An electrocardiogram (ECG; test to measure the electrical activity of heart) is advised before starting treatment with levothyroxine, as changes induced by hypothyroidism may be confused with changes that occur due to decreased blood flow to heart (ischemia).

Frequently asked questions for ELTROXIN

Thyroxine

Q.What is thyroxine?
Thyroxine is a hormone that is secreted by the follicular cells of thyroid gland

Q.Is it an amine/ peptide or steroid hormone?
Thyroxine is derived by iodination of tyrosine (amino acid) after biochemical synthesis. Thyroxine is neither a steroid nor amine nor peptide

Q.Is eltroxin/thyronorm/synthroid same?
Yes. Eltroxin, thyronorm and synthroid contain levothyroxine sodium as main ingredient

Q.Is eltroxin gluten free and still available?
Yes. Eltroxin is gluten free and available in India

Q.Is thyronorm better than eltroxin?
No. Both the drug contain same active ingredient i.e. levothyroxine sodium

Q.Is eltroxin used for hyperthyroidism?
No. It is not used for the treatment of hyperthyroidism. On the contrary, it is used for hypothyroidism

Q.Is eltroxin dangerous?
No. Eltroxin is not dangerous but check with your doctor, if you observe any symptoms of possible side effects

Q.Is thyronorm T3 or T4?
Thyronorm is a synthetic version of the thyroid gland hormone-Thyroxine (T4)

Q.Is thyroxine water soluble or hydrophobic?
Thyroxine is also insoluble in water (hydrophobic) and lipophilic in nature.

What our users are saying about ELTROXIN 100MCG TABLET

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Effective
80%
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10%
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Yes
86%
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Content on this page was last updated on 11 November, 2016, by Dr. Varun Gupta (MD Pharmacology)