Full instructions, dosage information and potential known side effects are all available in the leaflet that comes with the prescription product. If you require any advice or assistance with placing your order, please donâ€™t hesitate to contact our team.
How do I take/use this medicine?
Take Levothyroxine exactly as directed by your doctor. Do not take more or less than instructed by your doctor.
Levothyroxine must be taken regularly for it to work well. Do not skip any doses. You may need to take Levothyroxine for some time before the full benefits can be felt. Continue to take it even when you feel better. Do not stop taking Levothyroxine unless instructed by your doctor.
Take Levothyroxine on an empty stomach half an hour before breakfast. Take with a full glass of water.
What should I take note of while using/taking this medicine?
Alert your doctor if you have high blood pressure, diabetes or any other thyroid conditions.
Alert your doctor if you are pregnant or breastfeeding.
Do not switch brands unless instructed by your doctor. This is because different brands of Levothyroxine may have slightly different ways of working in your body.
When should I not use this medicine?
Alert your doctor if you have any heart conditions or adrenal gland disease.
Are there any restrictions on the type of food I can take?
Why do I need this medicine?
Levothyroxine is a thyroid hormone.
It helps to replace or to add on to the natural thyroid hormones in the body when the body does not produce enough natural hormones.
It is used to treat thyroid deficiency, inflammation of the thyroid gland and certain thyroid gland tumours.
What side effects could I experience?
Levothyroxine may cause stomach discomfort, increased appetite, weight loss, anxiety, tiredness, problems falling asleep and some temporary loss of hair.
Other side effects are less common but may be more serious. Alert your doctor if you develop chest pain, fast or irregular heartbeat, breathlessness, excessive sweating, inability to tolerate heat, increased anxiety, agitation or lethargy. Women who experience menstrual irregularities should also inform their doctor.
Alert your doctor if you experience any other side effects while being treated with Levothyroxine.
How should I store this medicine?
Store in a cool, dry place away from the reach of children.
Medicines must not be used past the expiry date.
Can I take/use this with other medicines?
Inform your doctor and pharmacist if you are taking any of these medicines:
- blood-thinning medicines such as warfarin, aspirin
- antidepressants such as lithium, fluoxetine, imipramine
- birth control pills and hormone replacement therapy such as oestrogens
- asthma medicine such as theophylline
- TB medicine such as rifampicin
- heart medicines such as digoxin, amiodarone, propranolol
- medicines for inflammatory conditions such as mefenamic acid, ibuprofen
- other medicines such as cholestyramine, phenytoin, carbamazepine
Do not take Levothyroxine together with antacids. Antacids may affect the absorption of Levothyroxine. If you must take antacids, take between meals or at least 4 hours after you have taken Levothyroxine.
Always inform your doctor and pharmacist if you are taking any other medicines, including herbal tonics, supplements and medicines that you buy without a prescription.