Synthroid (Levothyroxine)



Synthroid is a synthetic analogue of thyroxine, that is thyroid hormone. This drug is able to stimulate cell regeneration, stimulating their normal growth. A patient has the increased level of thyroid hormones, already on the 3rd-5th days of using this drug, and after 7-12 days patients are guaranteed to have lasting therapeutic effect. For example, after 3-5 months of treatment with this drug, patients observe a strong decrease or complete disappearance of goitre – nodular formation in place of enhanced load shown by the thyroid gland.

Thus, the indication for the use of Synthroid, except for complex treatment of toxic goiter, is the prevention of relapse after complete or partial removal of the thyroid gland. This drug is prescribed in the treatment of euthyroid goitre, primary or secondary hypothyroidism and other thyroid pathologies. Synthroid is also prescribed during the recovery period after surgery to remove the thyroid gland, as well as in the treatment of oncological diseases of this important organ. The reviews about the drug in the treatment of the above diseases are positive.

It is important to know that the dosage and course of treatment with this drug is prescribed only by a doctor, taking into account individual characteristics of each patient and the character of the disease. It is necessary to take this drug in half an hour before a meal, swallowing the pill and chewing it, and drinking a small amount of water.

This drug also has its contraindications. For example, Synthroid is not prescribed in cases when patients discover adrenal insufficiency, acute myocarditis or acute myocardial infarction and thyrotoxicosis. Increased individual sensitivity to this drug or its components is also a contraindication, because patients might have various allergic reactions. Patients should take this drug strictly according to instructions, the reviews about the drug confirm the lack of side effects.

This drug can be taken even during pregnancy, but only under the strict supervision of a physician. Overdose of Synthroid can cause such unpleasant phenomenon, as the pain in the heart, tachycardia, cardiac arrhythmias, sleep disturbance, loss of appetite, drowsiness, sweating, increased anxiety and violation of the stool.

There is no antidote to this drug. In case of side effects you should stop taking the drug for 5-7 days until the condition is normalized, and resume therapy with a minimum dose.

It should be noted that this drug can help you to get rid of the problems with the thyroid gland that hinder the process of conception of a child. But it is also worth remembering that Synthroid itself is not a drug for weight loss in case of the excessive weight, caused by disorders of thyroid function. The drug only improves performance of the thyroid gland, preparing fertile ground for the diet and weight loss.

Considering all the written above, we note that Synthroid is the most effective drug in the treatment of thyroid diseases, which should be taken in strict accordance with the dosage in order not to cause serious side effects and not to contribute to violations of this delicate organ.


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