Currently we carry Accord brand of Levothyroxine. If you need a different brand please let us know and we can order it for you.
Brand name: Synthroid, Levoxyl, Tirosint, and others
Generic name: Levothyroxine
What is levothyroxine and what is it used for:
Levothyroxine is a synthetic thyroid hormone used to treat hypothyroidism, a condition where the thyroid gland does not produce enough thyroid hormone. It is also used to prevent goiter, a condition caused by an enlarged thyroid gland. Levothyroxine works by replacing the thyroid hormone that the body is not producing in sufficient quantities. It is also used to treat certain types of thyroid cancer.
How to take levothyroxine:
Levothyroxine is taken orally, usually once daily, on an empty stomach, preferably 30 minutes to 1 hour before breakfast. The dosage and duration of treatment will depend on the individual's condition and response to treatment. It is important to take levothyroxine exactly as prescribed, and not to stop or change the dosage without consulting a healthcare provider.
Possible side effects of levothyroxine:
Levothyroxine may cause some side effects, including:
If any of these side effects persist or worsen, inform your doctor immediately. Seek emergency medical attention if you experience any signs of an allergic reaction, such as hives, difficulty breathing, or swelling of the face, lips, tongue, or throat.
Precautions and warnings for levothyroxine:
Before taking levothyroxine, inform your doctor if you have any medical conditions, such as heart disease, high blood pressure, diabetes, or adrenal gland problems. Levothyroxine may interact with certain medications, including blood thinners, diabetes medications, and antidepressants. It is important to inform your doctor of all medications and supplements you are taking.
Levothyroxine should not be used during pregnancy unless specifically recommended by a healthcare provider. It is also important to inform your doctor if you are breastfeeding, as levothyroxine can pass into breast milk.
It is important to attend regular doctor appointments and report any new or worsening symptoms to your healthcare provider while taking levothyroxine. Levothyroxine is a prescription medication and should only be taken under the supervision of a healthcare provider.