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Precautions and Warnings With Levothyroxine

Who Should Not Take Levothyroxine?

You should not take levothyroxine if you:
  • Are allergic to levothyroxine sodium or any of the inactive components used to make the medication. Your healthcare provider or pharmacist has a list of the inactive ingredients.
  • Have an overactive thyroid (hyperthyroidism) or a low TSH (which can be an early symptom of hyperthyroidism).
  • Have untreated adrenal insufficiency, as levothyroxine can cause serious problems unless this condition is appropriately treated.
  • Have recently had a heart attack.

Precautions and Warnings With Levothyroxine: Final Thoughts

There are a number of situations in which levothyroxine should not be taken, along with several precautions and warnings people should be aware of before taking the medication. However, it is possible that not all of the warnings or precautions were discussed in this article. Therefore, you should talk with your healthcare provider about the specific levothyroxine warnings and precautions that may apply to you.
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