Thyroxine 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).
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 L-Thyro 50 Tablet?
You should take L-Thyro 50 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 L-Thyro 50 Tablet be taken?
Take L-Thyro 50 Tablet exactly as advised by your doctor. L-Thyro 50 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 L-Thyro 50 Tablet?
L-Thyro 50 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 L-Thyro 50 Tablet affect contraception?
Oral birth control pills, which contain both estrogen and progesterone may reduce the amount of L-Thyro 50 Tablet in your body and therefore the dose of L-Thyro 50 Tablet may have to be increased.
Information last updated by Dr. Varun Gupta, MD Pharmacology on 25th May 2021. The medicine details are for information purpose only. Consult a doctor before taking any medicine.