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Dextrothyroxine is used to lower high cholesterol levels in the blood.

How it works

Dextrothyroxine is a lipid modifying agent that acts in the liver to increase breakdown (catabolism) of LDL (a type of bad cholesterol) to smaller sub units. This leads to increased excretion of cholesterol and bile acids via the biliary route into the feces, with a resulting reduction in cholesterol and LDL.

Common side effects

Nervousness, Frequent urge to urinate, Abdominal pain, Hormone imbalance, Allergic reaction, Slow growth in children and teenagers, Diarrhoea, Hair loss, Skin rash, Headache, Heart attack, Increased body temperature, Increased sweating, Indigestion, Insomnia, Skin redness, Tremor, Weight loss, Chest discomfort, Heart rate irregular, Chest pain


Expert advice

  • Follow any diet or exercise plans outlined by your doctor along with the therapy.
  • Dextrothyroxine may increase the risk of bleeding spontaneously, if you are taking blood-thinners.
  • Dextrothyroxine can interfere with blood sugar controlling medications if you are suffering from diabetes.
  • Consult your doctor if you are planning to undergo surgery, as it can cause irregularities of heart rhythm.

Frequently asked questions


Q. Is dextrothyroxine safe?
Dextrothyroxine is safe when taken at recommended dose and duration as advised by your doctor.

Content on this page was last updated on 30 September, 2016, by Dr. Varun Gupta (MD Pharmacology)