Precise Dosing to Help Manage Hypothyroidism
Synthroid is a prescription medication that treats hypothyroidism. The active ingredient in Synthroid is called levothyroxine sodium. It is a
synthetic hormone identical to thyroxine - the hormone that the thyroid gland naturally makes.
Generally, thyroid replacement medication is to be taken for life. It may take several weeks for your
symptoms to improve. Learn more about how Synthroid works to help restore your thyroxine balance.
Synthroid should not be used to treat hyperthyroidism, obesity, or weight loss. Do not use
Synthroid if you are allergic to any of its ingredients. Synthroid should only be used in the treatment
of infertility if this condition is associated with hypothyroidism.
Tell your doctor if you are taking other prescription medications or over-the-counter products.
Tell your doctor if you begin or stop taking other medications while taking Synthroid. Some drugs may interact with Synthroid.
Prescribing the right dose
For more than 50 years, doctors have been prescribing Synthroid to treat their patients' hypothyroidism. Synthroid comes in 12 precise dosage
strengths to help your doctor prescribe the amount of medication that's right for you.
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