Taking iron and calcium supplements or antacids can decrease the amount of levothyroxine your body absorbs.
Make sure you tell your doctor that your child is taking levothyroxine if he or she prescribes any other drugs.
What to do if you have Hypothyroid Symptoms on Levothyroxine.
In patients with normal thyroid levels, doses of SYNTHROID used daily for. In cases of congenital hypothyroidism, 8 10 mcg per kg of weight per day for babies up to six months of age is recommended, while for those 6 12 months of age, 6 8 mcg per kg of weight per day is generally prescribed. This may be increased gradually over a few weeks to between 100 micrograms and 200 micrograms taken once a day. Ask your pharmacist any questions you have about refilling your prescription.
Patients unable to swallow intact tablets. Generally, thyroid replacement treatment is to be taken for life. It s generally safe to breastfeed while you re on levothyroxine. Avoid under-treatment or over-treatment with this drug. The combination with chloroquine causes an increase in the metabolism of levothyroxine.
Ask your doctor before use if you are taking the following medications:
No fatalities associated with overdose have been reported.
Use of COCs also increases the risk of arterial thromboses such as strokes and myocardial infarctions, especially in women with other risk factors for these events.
This is not a complete list of side effects and others may occur. This may put you at risk of serious heart problems. If any of these apply to you, do not take this medicine and go back to your doctor to discuss your treatment. Give the missed dose when you remember, as long as this is at least 12 hours before the next dose is due.
If you become pregnant while taking levothyroxine, call your doctor.