Tirosint Medication Information
Available by prescription only, Tirosint® (levothyroxine sodium) is a drug approved for treating an underactive thyroid (hypothyroidism). This medication can also be used to treat certain other thyroid problems, such as thyroid cancer and goiters. It comes in the form of a soft-gelatin capsule and is taken once a day before breakfast.
Tirosint is a manufactured version of a certain thyroid hormone. Even though it is synthetic, the drug is identical to the naturally occurring hormone levothyroxine (also known as T4). The medicine works by increasing thyroid hormone levels.
Although the drug is generally well tolerated, it is not suitable for everyone. Before using Tirosint, make sure your healthcare provider has up-to-date information on your medical history and a list of your current medications. In particular, make sure to let your healthcare provider know if you have diabetes, any heart problems, or osteoporosis.
(Click Tirosint for more information on using this medication for treating various thyroid problems. Topics discussed in this article include dosing guidelines, potential side effects, and safety issues to be aware of while taking it.)