Always consult a medical doctor or patient care specialist before using thyroxine sodium tablets.
Indications and Usage
Thyroxine is used to treat an underactive thyroid (hypothyroidism). It replaces and provides more thyroid hormone which is vital for maintaining normal mental and physical state.
For children, thyroxine ensures normal mental and physical development.
Administration and Dosage
Use of thyroxine sodium tablets during pregnancy or breastfeeding appears to be harmful. Consult your doctor or health care professional before taking thyroxine sodium.
Refer to your doctor or pharmacist for guidelines on dosage. Do not exceed the advisable dosage.
The usual dose for adults is according to the doctor’s instructions. The usual dose for children is also according to the doctor’s instructions depending on age, body weight and severity of the disease.
Possible interactions with thyroxine sodium tablets include anticoagulants, antidepressants, antivirals, antimalarials, corticosteroids, oral contraceptives, antibiotics, and antiepileptics.
Thyroxine sodium tablets should not be taken with alcohol. Consult with your doctor about any medications you are taking, before your treatment with thyroxine tablets.
Taking more medicines may cause poisoning and serious side effects. Please call the emergency department if you suspect a thyroxine sodium tablets overdose.
Precautions and Adverse Reactions
Do NOT take thyroxine sodium if:
- You are allergic to its active ingredients or if you have other allergies;
- You have heart diseases such as irregular heartbeat, coronary artery disease, and others;
- You are diabetic;
- You are pregnant or breastfeeding;
- You have not consulted with your doctor or patient care specialist.
No adverse reactions have been reported.
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