Levothyroxine Sodium Tablets
Available in the form of tablets and soft gelatin capsules, levothyroxine sodium is a drug used to treat an underactive thyroid (hypothyroidism). This prescription medication is actually a synthetic version of a naturally occurring thyroid hormone. In addition to treating hypothyroidism, it is approved for the treatment of other thyroid problems, such as certain types of thyroid cancer.
The levothyroxine dosage your healthcare provider recommends will vary depending on several factors, such as your age and the results of certain thyroid blood tests. It often takes several months to find the best dosage, and your dose may need to be adjusted periodically, even if you have been stable on a particular dosage for a while. In addition, it's important to keep in mind that it can take a few weeks (or sometimes even a few months) for your body to adjust to any change in dose.
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