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Pronunciation: LEE voe thye ROX een
Brand: Levoxyl, Synthroid, Tirosint, Unithroid
Euthyrox 0.1 mg
round, yellow, imprinted with 100 M
Levothroid 0.025 mg
round, orange, imprinted with LOGO, 25
Levothroid 0.05 mg cap
oblong, white, imprinted with T 4, 50
Levothroid 0.05 mg
round, white, imprinted with LOGO, 50
Levothroid 0.075 mg cap
oblong, lavender, imprinted with T 4, 75
Levothroid 0.075 mg
round, gray, imprinted with LOGO, 75
Levothroid 0.088 mg cap
oblong, green, imprinted with T 4, 88
Levothroid 0.088 mg
round, green, imprinted with LOGO, 88
Levothroid 0.1 mg cap
oblong, yellow, imprinted with T 4, 100
Levothroid 0.1 mg
round, yellow, imprinted with LOGO, 100
Levothroid 0.112 mg cap
oblong, pink, imprinted with T 4, 112
Levothroid 0.112 mg
round, pink, imprinted with LOGO, 112
Levothroid 0.125 mg cap
oblong, brown, imprinted with T4, 125
Levothroid 0.125 mg
round, purple, imprinted with LOGO, 125
Levothroid 0.137 mg
round, blue, imprinted with LOGO, 137
Levothroid 0.15 mg cap
oval, blue, imprinted with T 4, 150
Levothroid 0.15 mg
round, blue, imprinted with LOGO, 150
Levothroid 0.175 mg cap
oblong, lavender, imprinted with T 4, 175
Levothroid 0.175 mg
round, turquoise, imprinted with LOGO, 175
Levothroid 0.2 mg cap
oblong, pink, imprinted with T 4, 200
Levothroid 0.2 mg
round, pink, imprinted with LOGO, 200
Levothroid 0.3 mg cap
oblong, green, imprinted with T 4, 300
Levothroid 0.3 mg
round, green, imprinted with LOGO, 300
Levothyroxine 0.025 mg-MYL
oblong, orange, imprinted with M, L 4
Levothyroxine 0.05 mg-MYL
oblong, white, imprinted with M, L 5
Levothyroxine 0.05 mg-URL
round, white, imprinted with 3912 V
Levothyroxine 0.075 mg-MYL
oblong, gray, imprinted with M, L 6
Levothyroxine 0.088 mg-MYL
oblong, green, imprinted with M, L 7
Levothyroxine 0.1 mg-MYL
oblong, yellow, imprinted with M, L 8
Levothyroxine 0.1 mg-SAN
oblong, yellow, imprinted with 100, GG 335
Levothyroxine 0.1 mg-URL
round, yellow, imprinted with 3914 V
Levothyroxine 0.112 mg-MYL
oblong, pink, imprinted with M, L 9
Levothyroxine 0.112 mg-SAN
oblong, pink, imprinted with 112, GG 336
Levothyroxine 0.125 mg-MYL
oblong, gray, imprinted with M, L 10
Levothyroxine 0.125 mg-SAN
oblong, beige, imprinted with GG 337, 125
Levothyroxine 0.125 mg-URL
round, peach, imprinted with 3919 V
Levothyroxine 0.15 mg-MYL
capsule, blue, imprinted with M, L 11
Levothyroxine 0.15 mg-SAN
capsule, blue, imprinted with 150, GG 338
Levothyroxine 0.15 mg-URL
round, blue, imprinted with 3915 V
Levothyroxine 0.175 mg-MYL
oblong, lavender, imprinted with M, L 12
Levothyroxine 0.2 mg-MYL
oblong, red, imprinted with M, L 13
Levothyroxine 0.2 mg-URL
round, pink, imprinted with 3915 V
Levothyroxine 0.3 mg-MYL
oblong, dark green, imprinted with M, L 14
Levothyroxine 137 mcg-MYL
oblong, blue, imprinted with M, L 15
Levoxyl 0.025 mg
peanut, orange, imprinted with LEVOXYL, dp 25
Levoxyl 0.05 mg
peanut, white, imprinted with LEVOXYL, dp 59, dp 50
Levoxyl 0.075 mg
oval, purple, imprinted with LEVOXYL, dp 75
Levoxyl 0.088 mg
oval, green, imprinted with LEVOXYL, dp 88
Levoxyl 0.15 mg
oval, blue, imprinted with LEVOXYL, dp 150
Levoxyl 0.175 mg
oval, turquoise, imprinted with LEVOXYL, dp 175
Levoxyl 0.3 mg
oval, green, imprinted with LEVOXYL, dp 300
Levoxyl 100 mcg
oval, yellow, imprinted with LEVOXYL, dp 100
Levoxyl 112 mcg
oval, pink, imprinted with LEVOXYL, dp 112
Levoxyl 125 mcg
oval, brown, imprinted with LEVOXYL, dp 125
Levoxyl 137 mcg
oval, blue, imprinted with LEVOXYL, dp 137
Levoxyl 200 mcg
oval, pink, imprinted with LEVOXYL, dp 200
Synthroid 0.025 mg
round, orange, imprinted with FLINT, 25
Synthroid 0.025 mg-ABB
round, orange, imprinted with SYNTHROID, 25
Synthroid 0.05 mg
round, white, imprinted with FLINT, 50
Synthroid 0.05 mg-ABB
round, white, imprinted with SYNTHROID, 50
Synthroid 0.075 mg
round, lavender, imprinted with FLINT, 75
Synthroid 0.075 mg-ABB
round, lavender, imprinted with SYNTHROID, 75
Synthroid 0.088 mg
round, green, imprinted with FLINT, 88
Synthroid 0.088 mg-ABB
round, green, imprinted with SYNTHROID, 88
Synthroid 0.1 mg
round, yellow, imprinted with FLINT, 100
Synthroid 0.1 mg-ABB
round, yellow, imprinted with SYNTHROID, 100
Synthroid 0.112 mg
round, pink, imprinted with FLINT, 112
Synthroid 0.112 mg-ABB
round, pink, imprinted with SYNTHROID, 112
Synthroid 0.125 mg
round, beige, imprinted with FLINT, 125
Synthroid 0.125 mg-ABB
round, brown, imprinted with SYNTHROID, 125
Synthroid 0.137 mg
round, blue, imprinted with SYNTHROID, 137
Synthroid 0.15 mg
round, blue, imprinted with FLINT, 150
Synthroid 0.15 mg-ABB
round, blue, imprinted with SYNTHROID, 150
Synthroid 0.175 mg
round, purple, imprinted with FLINT, 175
Synthroid 0.175 mg-ABB
round, purple, imprinted with SYNTHROID, 175
Synthroid 0.2 mg
round, pink, imprinted with FLINT, 200
Synthroid 0.2 mg-ABB
round, pink, imprinted with SYNTHROID, 200
Synthroid 0.3 mg-ABB
round, green, imprinted with SYNTHROID, 300
Unithroid 0.025 mg
round, orange, imprinted with JSP, 513
Unithroid 0.088 mg
round, green, imprinted with JSP, 561
Unithroid 0.1 mg
round, yellow, imprinted with JSP, 516
Unithroid 0.112 mg
round, pink, imprinted with JSP, 562
Unithroid 0.15 mg
round, blue, imprinted with JSP, 520
Unithroid 0.175 mg
round, lavender, imprinted with JSP, 563
Unithroid 0.3 mg
round, green, imprinted with JSP, 523
What is the most important information I should know about levothyroxine?
You may not be able to take levothyroxine if you have certain medical conditions. Tell your doctor if you have an untreated or uncontrolled adrenal gland disorder, a thyroid disorder called thyrotoxicosis, or if you have any recent or current symptoms of a heart attack.
Levothyroxine should not be used to treat obesity or weight problems.
What is levothyroxine?
Levothyroxine is a replacement for a hormone normally produced by your thyroid gland to regulate the body's energy and metabolism. Levothyroxine is given when the thyroid does not produce enough of this hormone on its own.
Levothyroxine treats hypothyroidism (low thyroid hormone). Levothyroxine is also used to treat or prevent goiter (enlarged thyroid gland), which can be caused by hormone imbalances, radiation treatment, surgery, or cancer.
Levothyroxine may also be used for purposes not listed in this medication guide.
What should I discuss with my healthcare provider before taking levothyroxine?
Levothyroxine should not be used to treat obesity or weight problems. Dangerous side effects or death can occur from the misuse of levothyroxine, especially if you are taking any other weight-loss medications or appetite suppressants.
Since thyroid hormone occurs naturally in the body, almost anyone can take levothyroxine. However, you may not be able to take this medicine if you have certain medical conditions. Tell your doctor if you have:
- an untreated or uncontrolled adrenal gland disorder;
- a thyroid disorder called thyrotoxicosis; or
- symptoms of a heart attack (chest pain or heavy feeling, pain spreading to the jaw or shoulder, nausea, sweating, general ill feeling).
To make sure levothyroxine is safe for you, tell your doctor if you have ever had:
- heart disease, coronary artery disease, a heart attack, or a blood clot;
- diabetes (insulin or oral diabetes medication doses may need to be changed when you start taking levothyroxine);
- anemia (lack of red blood cells);
- a blood-clotting disorder;
- osteoporosis, or low bone mineral density;
- problems with your pituitary gland; or
- any food or drug allergies.
Tell your doctor if you have recently received radiation therapy with iodine (such as I-131).
Levothyroxine is not expected to harm an unborn baby. If you become pregnant while taking levothyroxine, do not stop taking the medicine without your doctor's advice. Having low thyroid hormone levels during pregnancy could harm both mother and baby. Your dose needs may be different during pregnancy.
Levothyroxine can pass into breast milk, but it is not expected to be harmful to a nursing baby. Tell your doctor if you are breast-feeding. Your dose needs may be different while you are nursing.
Do not give this medicine to a child without medical advice. Tirosint is not approved for use by anyone younger than 6 years old.
How should I take levothyroxine?
Follow all directions on your prescription label. Your doctor may occasionally change your dose. Do not take this medicine in larger or smaller amounts or for longer than recommended.
Levothyroxine works best if you take it on an empty stomach, at least 30 minutes before breakfast. Follow your doctor's dosing instructions and try to take the medicine at the same time each day.
Swallow the tablet or capsule whole, with a full glass (8 ounces) of water. The levothyroxine tablet may dissolve very quickly and could swell in your throat.
If a child is using this medicine, tell your doctor if the child has any changes in weight. Levothyroxine doses are based on weight in children, and any changes may affect your child's dose.
It may take several weeks before your body starts to respond to levothyroxine. Keep using this medicine even if you feel well. You may need to use levothyroxine for the rest of your life.
While using levothyroxine, you may need frequent medical tests. Tell any doctor, dentist, or surgeon who treats you that you are using levothyroxine.
Store at room temperature away from moisture and heat.
Do not share this medicine with another person, even if they have the same symptoms you have.
What happens if I miss a dose?
Take the missed dose as soon as you remember. Skip the missed dose if it is almost time for your next scheduled dose. Do not take extra medicine to make up the missed dose.
What happens if I overdose?
Seek emergency medical attention or call the Poison Help line at 1-800-222-1222.
Overdose symptoms may include headache, leg cramps, tremors, feeling nervous or irritable, chest pain, shortness of breath, and fast or pounding heartbeats.
What should I avoid while taking levothyroxine?
Certain medicines can make levothyroxine less effective if taken at the same time. If you use any of the following drugs, avoid taking them within 4 hours before or 4 hours after you take levothyroxine:
- calcium carbonate (Alka-Mints, Calcium Oyster Shell, Caltrate, Os-Cal, Oyster Shell Calcium, Rolaids Soft Chew, Tums, and others);
- cholestyramine, colesevelam, colestipol;
- ferrous sulfate iron supplement;
- sodium polystyrene sulfonate (Kalexate, Kayexalate, Kionex);
- stomach acid reducers --esomeprazole, lansoprazole, omeprazole, rabeprazole, Nexium, Prilosec, Prevacid, Protonix, Zegerid, and others; or
- antacids that contain aluminum or magnesium --Acid Gone, Gaviscon, Maalox, Milk of Magnesia, Mintox, Mylanta, Pepcid Complete, and others).
Avoid the following food products, which can make your body absorb less levothyroxine: grapefruit juice, infant soy formula, cotton seed meal, walnuts, and high-fiber foods.
What are the possible side effects of levothyroxine?
Get emergency medical help if you have signs of an allergic reaction: hives; difficult breathing; swelling of your face, lips, tongue, or throat.
Call your doctor at once if you have a serious side effect such as:
- fast or irregular heart rate;
- chest pain, feeling short breath;
- fever, hot flashes, sweating;
- feeling unusually cold;
- weakness, tiredness, sleep problems (insomnia);
- memory problems, feeling depressed or irritable;
- headache, leg cramps, muscle aches;
- feeling nervous or irritable;
- dryness of your skin or hair, hair loss;
- changes in your menstrual periods; or
- vomiting, diarrhea, appetite changes, weight changes.
Certain side effects may be more likely in older adults.
Common side effects may include:
- muscle weakness;
- diarrhea; or
- skin rash, mild hair loss.
This is not a complete list of side effects and others may occur. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.
What other drugs will affect levothyroxine?
Many other medicines can be affected by your thyroid hormone levels. Certain other medicines may also increase or decrease the effects of levothyroxine.
Many drugs can interact with levothyroxine. This includes prescription and over-the-counter medicines, vitamins, and herbal products. Not all possible interactions are listed in this medication guide. Tell your doctor about all your current medicines and any medicine you start or stop using.
Remember, keep this and all other medicines out of the reach of children, never share your medicines with others, and use this medication only for the indication prescribed.
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