Levothyroxine is a medicine which is taken to cure hypothyroidism. This medicine is taken by individuals whose thyroid glands are underactive.
The medicine helps in regulating a balanced number of thyroid hormones to keep the body’s energy and metabolism intact.
It can also be used to treat goiter, which is commonly caused from cancer, hormone imbalance, radiation or/and surgery.
When you start taking this medicine it immediately starts working, but the results might take some weeks to reflect.
Note: Irregular amounts of Levothyroxine might cause side effects.
Along with consulting a doctor before taking the medication, it is also recommended to keep your visits to the doctor’s office regular, to measure the effectiveness of the medicines usually done through blood tests.
Levothyroxine is a medicine which can be taken by most individuals but can be harmful to some people. Therefore, please consult a doctor if you have any of the following conditions or have suffered from them in the past:
- Untreated or uncontrolled adrenal gland disorder
- Have had an allergic reaction to any medicines in the past, including Levothyroxine
- A thyroid disorder called thyrotoxicosis, in which your glands produce excessive thyroid hormones
- Symptoms of a recent heart related issues, such as heart attack, angina, or heart failure
- High blood pressure
- Have diabetes
- If you’re pregnant or planning to get pregnant inform your medical professional, as the health of your baby needs to be considered too
- If you’re using weight management supplements, or weight loss medications, or are planning to use Levothyroxine as a weight loss supplement then stop immediately as it might cause severe side effects including death
- Kidney disease
- Low bone density
- Problems with pituitary glands
- Also, let your doctor know if you had any recent iodine-based radiotherapy
- Inform medical consultant while breastfeeding as the dosage will be transpired accordingly
- Do not give it to children under 6 years, without proper medical attention
How to consume Levothyroxine?
Take Levothyroxine per the doctor’s prescription and medical instructions. The medicine is usually given in tablet form, but in some cases the medicine is infused in a liquid form and injected directly into the veins.
Children can also access the medicine in liquid form, and this medicine usually comes with a syringe and a small spoon for the correct dosage. If you don’t get the syringe or teaspoon with the medicine, then ask your pharmacist to give you one for accurate measurement.
According to National Health Services, the oral medication of Levothyroxine works best when taken empty stomach, 30-40 minutes before breakfast and any caffeinated drinks such as tea and coffee.
It is recommended not to discontinue the medication before consultation with your medical professional.
How can NSUR help with Levothyroxine?
NSUR offers a prescription discount card called NSURx to help you save money on your Levothyroxine prescriptions.
Simply present your NSURx card to the pharmacist the next time you fill a prescription of Levothyroxine at your local pharmacy, and you could save up to 80% on your prescription costs! Moreover, every time you fill a prescription using NSURx, you will receive NSUR Coin as a reward, which you can use to buy goods and services on our health and wellness shopping platform.
Over 35,000 pharmacies accept NSURx prescriptions, including major chains like Walgreens, CVS, and Walmart and smaller, independent retailers in your neighborhood.
There is no limit on the number of prescriptions you can fill using NSURx or the frequency at which you can fill them. You can even use NSURx to get discounts on other prescriptions for your friends and family (including pets!).
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