Thyronorm (Thyroxine Sodium)
What is Thyronorm (Thyroxine Sodium) used for?
Thyronorm (Thyroxine Sodium) is an oral hormone supplement used to treat patients suffering from an underactive thyroid. It operates by supplementing reduced hormone levels to prevent symptoms such as fatigue, irregular heartbeats, confusion, or unusual weight gain. Your doctor may prescribe this medication to be used along with others or for the treatment of other unlisted conditions, as well.
How should I use Thyronorm (Thyroxine Sodium)?
Thyronorm (Thyroxine Sodium) should be used strictly according to your doctor`s instructions to get the safest and most effective results from treatment. Your individual dosage and frequency of administration will depend on your age, weight, health condition, and the severity of your symptoms. These should be swallowed with a large glass of water and may be taken with or without food. Do not crush, split, or chew the tablets prior to use as this may destroy or alter the effects of their contents. Ask your pharmacist or doctor any questions you have about the medicine to ensure the correct administration.
What are the side effects of Thyronorm (Thyroxine Sodium)?
The use of Thyronorm (Thyroxine Sodium) may cause side effects in some patients such as:
Stop using the medication and contact your doctor immediately if you experience any serious side effects such as fever, flu symptoms, irregular heartbeats, chest pain, severe muscle weakness, or severe muscle cramps. These conditions may require lower doses, reduced application frequency, or emergency medical attention in serious cases to prevent further health complications from occurring.
Thyronorm (Thyroxine Sodium) should not be used by patients who have an overactive thyroid or who have thyrotoxicosis. Also inform your doctor if you have diabetes, a history of low thyroxine levels, reduced adrenal gland function, heart disease, reduced pituitary gland function, or if you are taking amiodarone. These conditions may cause unexpected health problems requiring special adjustments to your treatment.
Strictly use Thyronorm (Thyroxine Sodium) as prescribed and follow all instructions provided by your doctor. Safe, suitable, and optimum dosage can vary and is dependent on the patient`s health and medical history, as well as the condition you are treating.
Thyronorm (Thyroxine Sodium) may not be safe or suitable for all patients. Always ensure your doctor is informed if you are pregnant or breastfeeding, using any other type of medication (including non-prescription medicine, vitamins, and supplements), as well as if you have any allergies, other illnesses, or pre-existing medication conditions.
Seek immediate medical attention or proceed to your nearest accident and emergency department if you suffer a hypersensitive or allergic reaction. Symptoms usually present during a reaction of this nature include difficulty breathing or swallowing, swelling of the limbs or face, tight chest, hives, and skin rashes.