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Brand Names: Synthroid, Eltroxin, Levothyroxine, Levothroid, Levoxine, Levoxyl, Unithroid
Generic Name: Thyroxine Sodium
Eltroxin/Synthroid is used in the treatment hypothyroidism. Eltroxin/Synthroid alleviates signs and symptoms of hypothyroidism and maintains normal TSH (Thyroid Stimulating Hormone) levels in the body.
Eltroxin/Synthroid is a Thyroid hormone replacement. Thyroid hormones are essential to enhance the consumption of oxygen by most body tissues. It also increases the basal metabolic rate and the metabolism of carbohydrates, lipids, and proteins. Thyroid hormones have a dramatic effect on the central nervous and all of the major organs.
Eltroxin/Synthroid, since it is needed to replace a hormone normally produced naturally by the Thyroid Gland, will probably be taken as a lifetime medication. The only exception is in the treatment of a temporary hypothyroid condition.
By itself, with the expectation that some of the synthetic T4 will convert to T3 in combination with synthetic T3.
The amount of milligrams required varies with each person. This is due to factors that include an individuals weight, cardiovascular condition, the severity and duration of the hypothyroid problem. It is necessary to consult a doctor for the proper amount to be taken. Eltroxin/Synthroid is to be taken once a day, every day. If a pill is not taken for one day, do not take two the next day. Eltroxin/Synthroid will take several weeks to work properly within the human body. For further information concerning this product, please click on the FAQ below.