Levothyroxine Actavis

Levothyroxine Actavis Dosage/Direction for Use

levothyroxine sodium




Agencia Lei Va Hong
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Dosage/Direction for Use
Always take Levothyroxine tablets exactly as advised by the doctor. If the patient is not sure, check with the doctor or pharmacist.
Swallow the tablets with water, before food.
Doses: Adults: Initially 50-100micrograms a day increased by 50micrograms every 3-4 weeks up to a maximum of 150-300micrograms a day, until normal metabolism is maintained.
Patients over 50 years: lnitially no more than 50micrograms a day should be taken.
Patients over 50 years with heart disease: 25micrograms a day or 50micrograms every other day should be taken, this may be increased by 25micrograms a day every 4 weeks.
Children under 12 years: The dose for children depends on their age, weight and the condition being treated. The child will be monitored to make sure he/she gets the right dose. Give the child this medicine at least half an hour before the first meal of the day.
Congenital hypothyroidism in infants: Initially 10 to 15micrograms/kg body weight a day for the first 3 months. The dose will then be adjusted depending on response to treatment.
Acquired hypothyroidism in children: Initially 12.5 to 50micrograms a day. The dose should be increased gradually every 2 to 4 weeks depending on response to treatment.
If required the tablets can be dissolved in 10 to 15ml of drinkable water and given freshly prepared with some more liquid (5 to 10ml).
Juvenile myxoedema: Initially 25micrograms a day, increased by 25micrograms every 2-4 weeks until mild toxic symptoms appear, the dose will then be reduced slightly.
In children over 1 year, initially 2.5-5micrograms per kg of bodyweight a day should be taken.
If the patient forgets to take the tablets: The patient should not take a double dose to make up for a forgotten dose. If the patient forgets to take a dose he/she should take it as soon as he/she remembers it and then take the next dose at the right time.
If the patient stops taking the tablets: The patient should talk to the doctor before he/she stops taking the tablets and follow their advice.
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