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Eltroxin 0.1mg Tablets 100's

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Description
Thyroxine is a hormone which is produced naturally in the body by the thyroid gland. Levothyroxine is a synthetic version of this hormone. Thyroxine controls how much energy your body uses. When the thyroid gland does not produce enough thyroxine (a condition known as hypothyroidism), many of the body’s functions slow down. Some of the most common symptoms of hypothyroidism are:
• tiredness.
• weight gain.
• feeling depressed.
Eltroxin tablets are used to replace the thyroxine that your thyroid gland cannot produce and prevent the symptoms of hypothyroidism. Before starting your treatment your doctor will carry out a blood test to work out how much levothyroxine you need.
How to use
Adults: The recommended starting dose is 50–100 micrograms every day. Your doctor may increase the dose you take every 3–4 weeks by 50 micrograms until your thyroxine levels are correct. Your final daily dose may be up to 100–200 micrograms daily.
Patients over 50 years of age: The recommended starting dose will be no more than 50 micrograms every day. The dose may then be increased by 50 micrograms every 3–4 weeks until your thyroxine levels are correct. Your final daily dose will be between 50–200 micrograms daily.
Patients over 50 years of age with heart problems: The recommended starting dose will be 25 micrograms every day or 50 micrograms every other day. The dose may be increased by 25 micrograms every 4 weeks until your thyroxine levels are correct. Your final daily dose will usually be between 50–200 micrograms daily.
Use in children and adolescents: For young children, your doctor is likely to prescribe Levothyroxine Oral Solution instead of tablets.
Precautions
Do not take Eltroxin tablets:
• if you are allergic to levothyroxine or any of the other ingredients of this medicine.
• if you suffer from an overactive thyroid gland that produces too much thyroid hormone (thyrotoxicosis).
• if you have any condition that affects your adrenal glands (your doctor will be able to advise you if you are not sure).
If any of these apply to you, do not take this medicine and go back to your doctor to discuss your treatment.