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Thyrox 200 Tablet

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Overview

Uses of Thyrox Tablet

Thyrox Tablet side effects

Common
  • Palpitations
  • Vomiting
  • Anxiety
  • Diarrhea
  • Weight loss
  • Nervousness
  • Restlessness

How to use Thyrox 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. Thyrox 200 Tablet is to be taken empty stomach.

How Thyrox Tablet works

Thyrox 200 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).

Thyrox Tablet related warnings

Alcohol
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
It is not known whether it is safe to consume alcohol with Thyrox 200 Tablet. Please consult your doctor.
Pregnancy
SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Thyrox 200 Tablet is safe to use during pregnancy. Most studies have shown low or no risk to the developing baby.
Lactation
SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Thyrox 200 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
Thyrox 200 Tablet does not usually affect your ability to drive.
Kidney
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
There is limited information available on the use of Thyrox 200 Tablet in patients with kidney disease. Please consult your doctor.
Liver
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
There is limited information available on the use of Thyrox 200 Tablet in patients with liver disease. Please consult your doctor.

What if you miss a dose of Thyrox Tablet?

If you miss a dose of Thyrox 200 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.

Alternate Brands

For informational purposes only. Consult a doctor before taking any medicines.
No alternate brands found for this medicine

Expert Advice

  • Your doctor has prescribed Thyrox 200 Tablet to replace the natural thyroid hormone that your own thyroid gland can no longer make.
  • It is best to take it 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, Thyrox 200 Tablet is a lifelong medication. Do not discontinue it without discussing with 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 Thyrox 200 Tablet as all brands may not have the same effect.

Patient Concerns

Questions Related to Thyrox

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Hypothyroidism, Presently on Thyrox-50 for the last one year, Present Test report TSH-18, Suffering for the last 10 yrs but was controlled on Thyrox-75 up to last year. Can cure by homeopathy?
Dr. Manju Singh
Psychiatrist
Please consult with your nearest doctor because your case require detail case taking.
i have hypothyroidism, i am taking 25 MCG thyrox tablet daily, i have get TSH done 2 days back which is 3.55 means normal, even than i feel symptoms of hypothyroidism as lethargy, rough skin, easily pluckable hairs, hot soles and palms, now what should i do
Dr. Sfurti Mann
Diabetes Specialist
Get vit d and vitamin B12 levels done
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FAQs

Q. What happens when Thyrox is too high?

Increased levels of Thyrox may speed up the body processes (functions such as respiration, movemements, etc). Additionally, you may experience nervousness, anxiety, rapid heartbeat, hand tremors, excessive sweating, weight loss, and sleep problems.

Q. How long do I need to take Thyrox?

Take Thyrox as long as your doctor has recommended. Usually, you will have to take it life long. Do not stop taking the medicine, as your symptoms of low levels of thyroid hormone may reoccur.

Q. How should Thyrox be taken?

Take Thyrox exactly as advised by your doctor. Thyrox tablets 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 Thyrox?

Thyrox 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 or 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 Thyrox affect contraception?

Oral birth control pills containing both oestrogen and progesterone may reduce the amount of Thyrox in your body and therefore the dose of Thyrox may have to be increased.

Q. What is Thyrox prescribed for?

Thyrox tablets are used to prevent symptoms of underactive thyroid gland (a condition called hypothyroidism). These tablets produce the thyroxine hormone which your thyroid glands are unable to produce. Thyrox is also used in surgery and in radioactive iodine therapy to help treat thyroid cancer.

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References
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