Synthroid Product Description
Synthroid is a hormonal drug, containing thyroid hormone thyroxine. Thyroxine level is reduced in case of the thyroid gland disorder, which leads to metabolic disorders and various diseases. The hormonal medication Synthroid is prescribed to children, adults and elderly patients for the treatment of:
- euthyroid goiters
- multinodular goiter
- chronic lymphocytic thyroiditis
- congenital or acquired hypothyroidism of any etiology
Moreover, Synthroid may be used as adjunct to surgery and radioiodine therapy in treating papillary or follicular thyroid carcinoma. The daily dose of Synthroid is determined individually, depending on the indications. The recommended Synthroid dose for children and infants is 1.7 to 15 mcg/kg/day. If necessary, dose titration is carried out gradually, no more than once in 2-4 weeks.
The recommended dose of hormonal drug Synthroid for adults (50 years and under) and young patients with no heart disease is about 1.7 mcg/kg/day. If necessary, the daily dose may be increased to 200 mcg of Synthroid. Patients with severe hypothyroidism and cardiac disease are recommended taking 12,5 -25 mcg/day, followed by titration every 6-8 weeks.
If you remembered that you had missed a Synthroid dose, take it immediately, when you remember, unless it is close to the time for the next prescribed dose of this thyroid hormone. In this case do not take an extra dose of Synthroid, and just skip the missed dose, returning to your usual prescribed schedule.
This drug has a narrow therapeutic index, so dose titration in all patients should be carried out with caution to avoid the consequences of over- or under- treatment (such as effects on bone metabolism, cognitive and gastrointestinal function, glucose and lipid metabolism).
Thyroid hormone Synthroid must be stored at room temperature below 25°C. To protect the tablets from heat, light and moisture, keep Synthroid in a dry dark place.
Synthroid Safety Information
High concentration of Synthroid in the body can lead to poisoning, so it is forbidden to increase the dose of this thyroid hormone, or use it to treat any other disease but hypothyroidism.
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Synthroid Side Effects
Synthroid usually causes adverse reactions only when using high doses of this thyroid hormone. The adverse reactions are very rare in other cases. A high dose of Synthroid may cause craniosynostosis, adrenarche, pseudotumor cerebri, epiphysiolysis in children and infants.
The most frequent adverse reactions, caused by Synthroid, are fever, wheezing, skin rash, alopecia, angioedema, pruritus, flushing, urticaria, serum sickness, arthralgia. Gastrointestinal symptoms are also possible, including vomiting, abdominal pain, diarrhea, nausea. All these adverse reactions pass quickly during the treatment with Synthroid or after its termination.