Main information about Synthroid
Synthroid is a pharmacological agent completely copying the action of hormones of the thyroid gland. It contains Levothyroxine.
When Synthroid goes to the human body, it makes up a deficit of hormones of the thyroid gland and reduces its tumor.
This ingredient has a broad therapeutic action. It takes part in the regulation of metabolism, functioning of the cardiovascular system and the central nervous system.
In case of the deficit of the hormones of thyroid gland, tumor begins to form.
Thyroid gland tries to grow in order to produce more hormones, so that different dysfunctions appear. Synthroid makes up a hormone deficit and influences on the size of the thyroid gland.
During the correct medical therapy, Synthroid is able to cure of hypothyroidism of the different genesis.
This drug is also used during the hormone deficit of the thyroid gland during pregnancy and relapse of bronchocele.
After removing a thyroid gland, Synthroid is prescribed on a regular basis to maintain a normal metabolism.
It is able to completely replace the endogenic hormones which should be produced in the human body.
Administration and dose of Synthroid
The dose of Synthroid depends on the severity of hypothyroidism and a general health condition of a patient. A patient’s age also influences on the dose.
Patients over 12 years old should begin the treatment of hypothyroidism from the minimal dose of Synthroid 25 mcg per day.
The dose of Synthroid is increased by 25-50 mcg once in 7-10 days up to having an optimal therapeutic effect.
Due to the increased dose, it is necessary to have a medical examination and take tests to control the process.
A maintaining dose of Synthroid is 150-250 mcg to treat hypothyroidism.
When thyroid gland is deleted (due to cancer), a maintaining dose of Synthroid is 300 mcg per day.
Children under 1 year old are prescribed Synthroid 50 mcg; children at the age of 1 to 6 years old are prescribed 60-100 mcg of Synthroid per day; children at the age of 6 to 12 years old are prescribed 125-150 mcg per day.
Recommendations for the use
- Do not skip any dose of Synthroid. In order to stimulate a reduction of the tumor of the thyroid gland, it is necessary to maintain a high level of hormones
- If you have severe diseases of the cardiovascular system (coronary heart disease, angina, hypertension), diabetes, Synthroid should be carefully used and in a low dose
- In case of the hormone deficit of adrenal cortex, consult a doctor before taking Synthroid
- Increase the daily dose of Synthroid by about 25% during pregnancy
Using Synthroid may increase blood pressure, blood glucose, heart rate. Headaches, dizziness, muscle cramps, lack of energy may also appear.
The side effects pass during the regular use of Synthroid.
If you noticed the appearance of the side effects, do not stop taking Synthroid. Consult a doctor and inform him/her about the side effects. A doctor may change the scheme of the treatment.