Synthroid (Levothyroxine Sodium)
Synthroid is a medicine which is also a hormone of thyroid glands. It is used in a treatment of low thyroid levels or hypothyroidism. Doctors however do recommend this medication for other health conditions as well.
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The administration of the Synthroid medication is most effective when done on the empty stomach. It is recommended to take it at least a couple of hours after eating or at least an hour before eating. Please follow the strict instructions given by the doctor along with this medication. You might also want to discuss your eating habits with your doctor in order to achieve the best results.
You might find it difficult to swallow this medication which might also lead to gagging or choking. Therefore, it is vital that you take this medicine with a full glass of water so that it will be easier to swallow it.
Children normally find it difficult to swallow the whole tablet and therefore you might need to crush the tablet along with little water and then take it immediately after preparing it. Please ensure that you do not keep the crushed tablets for a long time before taking it and also do not take the crushed tablet with the soybean infant supplements.
You might want to consult your doctor or your pharmacist for better understanding of the medication and do not take to dosages simultaneously if you had forgotten to take the previous dosage.
Read the label of this medication carefully and refrain from taking it if there are any ingredients in this product to which you are allergic to. The medication works in a slow and gradual manner and it may take several weeks to show the effects. You will need to be consistent with your medication and stop taking it only after the consultation with your doctor.
Strictly follow the dosage which is instructed to you and never subject your body to the overdose with this medication. You can monitor the developments and the progress by doing the regular medical tests including the thyroid tests. It will also help you to monitor the side effects if any.
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