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UTHYROX 12.5 MCG TABLET

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Composition for UTHYROX

Thyroxine(12.5 mcg)

food interaction for UTHYROX

alcohol interaction for UTHYROX

pregnancy interaction for UTHYROX

lactation interaction for UTHYROX

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alcohol
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It is better to take Uthyrox 12.5 mcg tablet empty stomach (1 hour before food or 2 hours after food).
Interaction with alcohol is unknown. Please consult your doctor.
Uthyrox 12.5 mcg tablet is safe to use during pregnancy.
Adequate and well-controlled human studies have shown low or no risk.
SAFE
Uthyrox 12.5 mcg tablet is probably safe to use during breastfeeding. Please consult your doctor.
SAFE

SALT INFORMATION for UTHYROX

Thyroxine(12.5 mcg)

Uses

Uthyrox 12.5 mcg 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

Uthyrox 12.5 mcg 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

SUBSTITUTES for UTHYROX

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    Abbott India Ltd
    Rs. 1.49/tablet
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    Rs. 149.10
    pay 13% more per tablet
  • THYROX - 125 TABLET
    (100 tablets in bottle)
    Macleods Pharmaceuticals Pvt Ltd
    Rs. 1.49/tablet
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    Rs. 149.10
    pay 13% more per tablet
  • THYROX - 12.5 TABLET
    (100 tablets in bottle)
    Macleods Pharmaceuticals Pvt Ltd
    Rs. 1.27/tablet
    Tablet
    Rs. 127.35
    save 4% more per tablet
  • THYROUP 125 TABLET
    (100 tablets in bottle)
    Lupin Ltd
    Rs. 1.49/tablet
    Tablet
    Rs. 149
    pay 13% more per tablet
  • THYROFIT 125 MCG TABLET
    (30 tablets in strip)
    Eris Life Sciences Pvt Ltd
    Rs. 1.22/tablet
    Tablet
    Rs. 36.48
    save 8% more per tablet

Top Endocrinologists

  • Dr. Beena Bansal
    MBBS, MD, DM
    4.6
  • Dr. Harmandeep Kaur
    MBBS, MD, DM
    4.5
  • Dr. Ambrish Mithal
    MBBS, MD, DM
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  • Dr. Sunil Kumar Mishra
    MBBS, MD, DM
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  • Dr. Sfurti Mann
    MBBS, MD, Diploma
    4.1

Expert advice for UTHYROX

  • 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 UTHYROX

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.

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Content on this page was last updated on 30 January, 2015, by Dr. Varun Gupta (MD Pharmacology)