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Thyronorm 50mcg Tablet

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SALT COMPOSITION
Salt Synonyms
Levothyroxine
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Product introduction

Thyronorm 50mcg Tablet is a medicine used to treat an underactive thyroid gland (hypothyroidism). It replaces the hormone which is not being produced by your thyroid gland in sufficient quantity and helps regulate your body’s energy and metabolism.

Before you start taking Thyronorm 50mcg Tablet, your doctor will do a blood test to see what dose you need. Once you start taking the medicine, you will have regular blood tests to see how well it is working, and the dose may be adjusted from time to time. It is best taken on an empty stomach before your first meal of the day. You should take this medicine regularly to get the maximum benefit. It may take several weeks before your symptoms start to improve. You may need to take it for the rest of your life. If you stop taking it, your symptoms are likely to come back.

The most common side effects of this medicine are caused by taking a higher dose than you need. Possible side effects include palpitations (irregular heartbeat), vomiting, anxiety, diarrhea, weight loss, nervousness, or restlessness. Most side effects will disappear once you are on the right dose. Call your doctor straight away if you have a very high temperature, fast or irregular heart rate, low blood pressure, yellowness in the eye/skin, confusion, or fits.

Thyronorm 50mcg Tablet may cause weight loss but should not be prescribed or taken to treat obesity. If you become pregnant while taking this medicine, inform your doctor right away as the dose may have to be increased/readjusted. Many other drugs affect the way this medicine works. Ask your doctor for advice if you are taking any other medications.

Uses of Thyronorm Tablet

Benefits of Thyronorm Tablet

In Treatment of Hypothyroidism

Thyronorm 50mcg Tablet is a synthetic version of thyroxine, a hormone that is naturally produced in your body. When your body does not produce enough thyroxine, you get hypothyroidism. Some symptoms of hypothyroidism include tiredness, weight gain, and muscle aches. This medicine raises your hormone level to the right amount and helps you get rid of these symptoms. For most people, this is a lifelong medication and should not be discontinued without talking to your doctor.

It may take a while for this medicine to work properly. Your doctor may get regular blood tests done to determine the effectiveness of this medicine and to make sure that you are on the right dose.

Side effects of Thyronorm Tablet

Most side effects do not require any medical attention and disappear as your body adjusts to the medicine. Consult your doctor if they persist or if you’re worried about them

Common side effects of Thyronorm

  • Palpitations
  • Vomiting
  • Anxiety
  • Diarrhea
  • Flushing (sense of warmth in the face, ears, neck and trunk)
  • Weight loss
  • Nervousness
  • Restlessness

How to use Thyronorm 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. Thyronorm 50mcg Tablet is to be taken empty stomach.

How Thyronorm Tablet works

Thyronorm 50mcg 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 in a sufficient quantity, and relieves the symptoms of hypothyroidism (tiredness, weight gain, and depression).

Safety advice

Alcohol
SAFE
Consuming alcohol with Thyronorm 50mcg Tablet does not cause any harmful side effects.
Pregnancy
SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Thyronorm 50mcg Tablet is safe to use during pregnancy. Most studies have shown low or no risk to the developing baby.
Breast feeding
SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Thyronorm 50mcg Tablet is safe to use during breastfeeding. Human studies suggest that the drug does not pass into the breastmilk in a significant amount and is not harmful to the baby.
Driving
SAFE
Thyronorm 50mcg Tablet does not usually affect your ability to drive.
Kidney
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
There is limited information available on the use of Thyronorm 50mcg Tablet in patients with kidney disease. Please consult your doctor.
Liver
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
There is limited information available on the use of Thyronorm 50mcg Tablet in patients with liver disease. Please consult your doctor.

What if you forget to take Thyronorm Tablet?

If you miss a dose of Thyronorm 50mcg Tablet, 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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Quick tips

  • Thyronorm 50mcg Tablet should be taken 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.
  • It may take 6 to 8 weeks to get the full effect.
  • For most people, Thyronorm 50mcg Tablet can be a lifelong medication. Do not discontinue it without discussing your doctor.
  • Inform your doctor if you have diarrhea, nervousness, irritability, 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 hormone levels checked regularly and inform your doctor if you notice a significant change in your body weight. The dose may need to be adjusted.
  • Inform your doctor before changing the brand of Thyronorm 50mcg Tablet as all brands may not have the same effect.

Fact Box

Chemical Class
Iodinated amino acid derivative
Habit Forming
No
Therapeutic Class
HORMONES
Action Class
Thyroid hormones

Patient concerns

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I was diagnosed with thyroid during pregnancy and started taking thyronorm 25 .After my child was born I stopped taking it went high upto 10.3 again started with thyronorm 75 and now my kid is 2 years checked tsh and my levels are 0.05 what should I do
Dr. Pushkar Mani
Physician
and take Thyronorm 50mcg
my TSH IS 5.29 u1U/mL. please suggest if thyrox 25 mg is safe to use or not. currently i am using thyronorm 75mg.
Dr. Pushkar Mani
Physician
take thyronorm 50mcg for next 3 month and repeat the test
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FAQs

Q. What should I do if I accidentally take more than the dose required?

An overdose of this medicine may cause nervousness, anxiety, rapid heartbeat, hand tremors, excessive sweating, weight loss, and sleep problems. You should immediately consult your doctor in case of an overdose.

Q. How long do I need to take Thyronorm 50mcg Tablet?

You should take Thyronorm 50mcg Tablet as long as your doctor has recommended. Usually, it is prescribed for the long term and you may have to take it lifelong. Do not stop taking the medicine, as your symptoms of low levels of thyroid hormone may reoccur.

Q. How should Thyronorm 50mcg Tablet be taken?

Take Thyronorm 50mcg Tablet exactly as advised by your doctor. Thyronorm 50mcg Tablet should be taken orally preferably before breakfast or as a first meal of the day. It should be swallowed whole with plenty of water.

Q. Being a diabetic what should I be aware of while taking Thyronorm 50mcg Tablet?

Thyronorm 50mcg Tablet may raise blood sugar levels and may affect the working of other anti-diabetic medicines which you might be taking. Hence, dose adjustment may be required. Consult your doctor who will help you with dose management.

Q. What does thyroxine do? Why is it important?

Thyroxine hormone controls how much energy your body uses. It plays an important role in regulating your body weight, muscle strength, body temperature, and even your mood. Along with that, it is important for your digestion, heart muscles, brain development, and bone health.

Q. Does Thyronorm 50mcg Tablet affect contraception?

Oral birth control pills, which contain both estrogen and progesterone may reduce the amount of Thyronorm 50mcg Tablet in your body and therefore the dose of Thyronorm 50mcg Tablet may have to be increased.

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References

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Country of origin: India
Expires on or after: March, 2024

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