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People who have an underactive thyroid (hypothyroidism) or certain other thyroid problems may benefit from levothyroxine sodium. This prescription drug works by boosting the thyroid hormones in the body. Although it is synthetic, levothyroxine is identical to the naturally occurring hormone T4.
Levothyroxine is available as a tablet and is usually taken once a day in the morning. Your healthcare provider will adjust your dosage based on certain blood tests. Be sure to tell him or her if you have missed any of your doses, as this may affect any dose adjustments. Most people tolerate the medication well. However, side effects are still possible. Common side effects include hair loss, rapid heart rate, and insomnia.
Seek medical attention immediately if you happen to overdose on levothyroxine. Symptoms of a levothyroxine overdose can include seizures, confusion, or a coma.
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