Levothyroxine Actavis

Levothyroxine Actavis Special Precautions

levothyroxine sodium

Manufacturer:

Teva

Distributor:

Zuellig
/
Agencia Lei Va Hong
Full Prescribing Info
Special Precautions
Check with the doctor or pharmacist before taking Levothyroxine tablets if the patient: has any heart problems or has had a heart attack; suffers from high blood pressure; is elderly or has severe long term hypothyroidism (underactive thyroid gland); is suffering from a condition caused by an underactive adrenal gland such as panhypopituitarism; has diabetes.
Sugar intolerance: If the patient has been told by the doctor that he/she has an intolerance to some sugars, contact the doctor before taking this medicine, as it contains lactose.
Effects on bone mineral density: In women, long-term levothyroxine sodium therapy has been associated with increased bone resorption, thereby decreasing bone mineral density, especially in post-menopausal women on greater than replacement doses or in women who are receiving suppressive doses of levothyroxine sodium. The increased bone resorption may be associated with increased serum levels and urinary excretion of calcium and phosphorus, elevations in bone alkaline phosphatase and suppressed serum parathyroid hormone levels. Therefore, it is recommended that patients receiving levothyroxine sodium be given the minimum dose necessary to achieve a desired clinical and biochemical response.
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