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Synthroid Uses in Children

Synthroid is approved to treat thyroid problems in children and infants. Talk with your healthcare provider about the benefits and risks of using the drug in children.
 

Off-Label Synthroid Uses

On occasion, your healthcare provider may recommend Synthroid for something other than the conditions discussed in this article. Sometimes, Synthroid is used in an off-label fashion in conjunction with antidepressants to treat depression (particularly depression that has been resistant to other treatments).
 
It is important to note that Synthroid should not be used as a weight loss medication in people without thyroid problems. Normal Synthroid doses are not likely to cause significant weight loss; weight loss is only seen at doses high enough to cause serious Synthroid side effects. Also, Synthroid should not be used to treat infertility, unless it is related to a thyroid problem.
 
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