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Were you looking for information about Levothyroxine? Levothyrox is a common misspelling of levothyroxine.
 
Levothyroxine sodium is a prescription drug that has been approved to treat an underactive thyroid and certain other thyroid problems. Although the medicine is synthetic, it is identical to the naturally occurring hormone T4. Some of the possible side effects seen with this drug include hair loss, insomnia, and heart palpitations.

 

The dosage of levothyroxine that your healthcare provider recommends will vary depending on several factors, such as your age, other medical conditions you have, and the results of certain thyroid blood tests. In general, this medicine is taken once daily in the morning. It's best to take your dosage on an empty stomach, 30 to 60 minutes before breakfast (if you eat breakfast). This prevents the drug from interacting with food.
 
(For more information, click Levothyroxine. This eMedTV article offers more detailed information on this medication, including dosing guidelines and potential overdose symptoms. You can also click any of the links in the box to the right for more specific information.)
 
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