Fertibex Tablet

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Medicine Overview of Fertibex Tablet

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Uses of Fertibex Tablet

Fertibex Tablet is used in the treatment of hypothyroidism.
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Side effects of Fertibex Tablet

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Anxiety, Vomiting, Diarrhoea, Palpitations, Nervousness, Weight loss, Tremor.

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How to use Fertibex Tablet

Take this medicine in the dose and duration as advised by your doctor. Swallow it as a whole. Do not chew, crush or break it. Fertibex Tablet is to be taken empty stomach.

How Fertibex Tablet works

Fertibex tablet is a synthetic version of a hormone produced by the thyroid gland. It works by replacing the thyroid hormones that your thyroid gland cannot produce and relieves the symptoms of hypothyroidism (tiredness, weight gain, and depression).

In Depth Information on Fertibex Tablet

Expert advice for Fertibex Tablet

  • Your doctor has prescribed Fertibex to replace the natural thyroid hormone that your own thyroid gland can no longer make.
  • It is best to take Fertibex on an empty stomach (ideally, first thing in the morning). No food, milk, or tea should be taken 1 hour before and 2 hours after taking this medicine.
  • Though it starts working within 1 to 2 weeks, you may have to wait for 6 to 8 weeks to get the full effect.
  • For most people, Fertibex is a lifelong medication. Do not discontinue it without first discussing with your doctor.
  • Inform your doctor if you have diarrhoea, nervousness, irritability, feeling of a heartbeat, sleep disturbances, shaking hands, or chest pain. Your doctor may adjust your dose.
  • Leave a gap of at least 4 hours before taking any antacids, calcium or iron supplements, and multivitamins, as these may interfere with the effect of the medicine.
  • Get your thyroid hormone and TSH levels checked regularly.
  • Inform your doctor before changing the brand of Fertibex as all brands may not have the same effect.
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Warnings
Special precautions for Fertibex Tablet
Alcohol
Interaction with alcohol is unknown. Please consult your doctor.
Pregnancy
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Fertibex Tablet is safe to use during pregnancy.

Adequate and well-controlled human studies have shown low or no risk.
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Lactation
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Fertibex Tablet is safe to use during lactation. Human stud
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Driving
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Fertibex Tablet does not usually affect your ability to drive.
Kidney
There is limited information available on the use of Fertibe
x Tablet in patients with kidney disease. Please consult your doctor.
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Liver
There is limited information available on the use of Fertibe
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Missed Dosageuses

If you miss a dose of Thyroxine / Levothyroxine, take it as soon as possible. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and go back to your regular schedule. Do not double the dose.
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Patient Concerns

Frequently asked questions for Fertibex 50mcg Tablet

Frequently asked questions for Thyroxine / Levothyroxine

Thyroid hormone is naturally present in the body and is therefore safe to take in pregnancy. In fact, it is very important that pregnant women or those planning to become pregnant have normal thyroid hormone levels to provide a suitable environment for the baby. If you are already taking thyroid hormone, your dose may need to be increased during pregnancy. Hence, you may have to get your thyroid hormone and TSH levels measured once you know that you are pregnant. You should discuss the timing of thyroid blood tests with your doctor, but often thyroid tests are done every trimester.
Use of medications such as birth control pills, estrogen, testosterone, some medications for seizures, depression, and cholesterol, and supplements such as iron and calcium may require you to alter the dose of Fertibex. It is therefore important that you let your doctor know about all the medications or supplements you are taking.
The dose is individualised on the basis of clinical response and biochemical tests. Regular monitoring of thyroid stimulating hormone (TSH) and Fertibex is recommended when starting therapy or changing the dose. Do not change the dose or stop the medicine without consulting your doctor.
Q. Can I take Fertibex with tea/coffee/food?
It is best to take Fertibex on an empty stomach (ideally, first thing in the morning). No tea/coffee, food or milk should be taken 1 hour before and 2 hours after taking this medicine as it affects its absorption.
In some people, increased dietary iodine intake causes the thyroid gland to make excess of thyroid hormone, leading to a condition called iodine-induced hyperthyroidism. Too much of iodine can also cause thyroid underactivity, called hypothyroidism as excess iodine blocks the thyroid's ability to produce the hormone.
No. Fertibex is not a beta-blocker. It is a hormone synthesised by the thyroid gland present in the neck region. It maintains normal growth & development, body temperature & energy levels.
No. Fertibex is not a blood thinner. It is a hormone used for the treatment of hypothyroidism (decreased thyroid hormone). Blood thinners are medicines which prevent abnormal clot formation.
Yes. Fertibex can produce side effect as weight loss. It is usually due to excessive dose. However, it should not be used for treat obesity.
No, Fertibex is not a growth hormone. It is a hormone synthesized by the thyroid gland present in the neck region. Growth Hormone, on the other hand, is secreted by the pituitary gland present in the brain. Fertibex is required for the proper functioning of growth hormone.
No, Fertibex is not a neurotransmitter. Fertibex is a hormone secreted directly into the blood by the thyroid gland. The blood then takes it to the target organs in the body. A neurotransmitter, on the other hand, transmits impulses from one nerve cell to the other in the brain.
Tropic hormones are hormones that have other endocrine glands as their target. Most tropic hormones are produced and secreted by the pituitary gland in the brain. The thyroid gland secretes Fertibex, which targets the hypothalamus and therefore can be considered a tropic hormone.
No. Fertibex is not a protein. The normal thyroid gland secretes two thyroid hormones - triiodothyronine (T3) and tetraiodothyronine (T4 or Fertibex). More than 99% of these hormone circulating in the blood as bound to carrier proteins, Fertibex-binding globulin, synthesised in the liver.
Fertibex is neither a peptide nor a steroid. Fertibex is an amino acid (tyrosine) derived hormone. (Amino acids are tiny building blocks of proteins, but they cannot be called proteins by themselves unless a number of them are connected in a sequence).
Yes. Fertibex can be used as a hormone replacement therapy to compensate the deficiency of thyroid hormone in the body.
Yes. Fertibex is a hormone secreted from the thyroid gland. It causes increased oxygen consumption by most tissues of the body, increases the basal metabolic rate and the metabolism of carbohydrates, lipids and proteins.
Yes. Fertibex is a slow-acting drug. It acts through receptors situated in the nucleus of a cell and results in the formation of various protein to target its action hence Fertibex takes some time to act.
No. Fertibex is not a diuretic. It is a hormone secreted by the thyroid gland.
Fertibex poisoning occur if an excessive dose is taken. It present as a headache, hyperactivity, nervousness, anxiety, irritability, heat intolerance, fever, excessive sweating, palpitations, tachycardia, arrhythmias, increased pulse and blood pressure. Inform your doctor as soon as possible.
Fertibex is required for the normal functioning of the body. Research has shown that thyroid hormone significantly affects the erythropoiesis and increases red blood cell synthesis. Fertibex is not approved to treat anemia (decreased red cell count).
Q. In which condition does Fertibex is used along with carbimazole?
Fertibex is used with carbimazole in the treatment of Graves disease or hyperthyroidism. Studies have shown it is used as block–replace regimen which means the option of maintaining the high dose of antithyroid drugs along with adding levothyroxine to maintain normal thyroid state.
Q. Can I take an antidepressant along with Fertibex?
No. There are noted interactions between Fertibex and few antidepressants which lead to increased adverse effects of both the drugs so consult your doctor and do inform him before prescribing any of the medication.
Q. What is the effect of grapefruit juice on the absorption of Fertibex?
Grapefruit juice slightly decreases the absorption of levothyroxine when taken together otherwise there is no major interaction between these two.
Q. Can I take vitamins with Fertibex and what would be its effects?
Yes. Vitamins can be added to your diet and can be taken with Fertibex, but you should not take vitamin supplement within four hours of taking your thyroid medication.
Q. Can I take omeprazole along with Fertibex?
No. Omeprazole should not be taken with Fertibex. Omeprazole increases the gastric pH and interferes with the absorption of the Fertibex.
Q. Can I take Fertibex with iron tablets?
No. Fertibex should not be taken with the iron tablet. The absorption of Fertibex is decreased when taken together. You should take them with a gap of 4 hours between them.
No. Fertibex should not be taken with calcium. The absorption of Fertibex is decreased when taken with calcium. You should take them with a gap of 4 hours between them.
No. Fertibex should not be used to treat obesity. It can cause weight loss as a side effect but it should not be used for the treatment of obesity as it can cause serious life-threatening side effects if given with other weight reducing medications.
No. Fertibex is not approved for use in depression. But some of the research studies have shown that adding Fertibex to the antidepressant medication therapy has increased the effectiveness of antidepressant therapy in the patients.
Fertibex treats hypothyroidism (decreased thyroid hormone) and associated complications leading to increases chances of conceiving. Consult your doctor before starting Fertibex as failure to conceive is not merely due to decreased thyroid hormone but due to several other factors. Always start the medicine consulting with the doctor.
It is preferred to take Fertibex in morning on empty stomach. Research has shown that even if it is given in the evening, it shows the same effects as compared to morning. It is not practised because of ensuring an empty stomach by the patient.
Yes. Fertibex can be used but at a lower dose or given on an alternate day. There are high chances of side effects in a person with the cardiac disease like an increase in heart rate, cardiac wall thickness, and cardiac contractility and it may precipitate angina or irregular heart rhythms. Inform your doctor if you have heart disease. You may adjust the dose.
The serious side effects of Fertibex are usually due to excessive doses, so symptoms are similar to hyperthyroidism. It may cause diarrhoea, vomiting, weight loss with increased appetite, palpitations, angina, insomnia and restlessness. Inform your doctor if you have these symptoms.
No. Fertibex should not be taken with an antacid. The absorption of Fertibex is decreased when taken together. You should take them with a gap of 4 hours between them.
Thyroid function test should be measured three months after starting treatment or change in dose.
Yes. Fertibex can be taken with MAO inhibitors. Consult your doctor before starting these medications.
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