Leventa (Levothyroxine Sodium)
What is Leventa (Levothyroxine Sodium) used for?
Leventa (Levothyroxine Sodium) is an oral medication prescribed to treat dogs suffering from hypothyroidism. It is a replacement for the hormone normally produced by the thyroid gland that raises hormone levels reducing symptoms associated with this condition such as fatigue, hair loss, skin problems, or tragic facial expression. Your veterinarian may also prescribe it to treat other conditions that are not listed here.
How should I use Leventa (Levothyroxine Sodium)?
Strictly follow the instructions of your veterinarian while using Leventa (Levothyroxine Sodium) to ensure the safest and most effective results. The correct dosage and frequency of administration will be based on the severity of the dog's symptoms, its weight, and current health condition. The medication comes in the form of a solution that may be administered orally or mixed with the animal's food. Use the included measuring syringe to ensure accurate measurement of the prescribed dosage. Ask your veterinarian any questions you have about the medication to prevent unexpected health complications.
What are the side effects of Leventa (Levothyroxine Sodium)?
Leventa (Levothyroxine Sodium) will not normally cause side effects in dogs when administered correctly. Immediately inform your veterinarian if you do notice any unusual symptoms affecting your pet such as diarrhea, vomiting, fatigue, drooling, or loss of coordination. It may be necessary to reduce your dog's dosage or frequency of application to prevent more problems from occurring.
Strictly follow all instructions provided to you by your veterinarian or pharmacist while using Leventa (Levothyroxine Sodium). Optimum and safe dosage can differ based on the dog and the condition being treated.
As this medication may be unsafe for certain dogs, it is essential you always inform your veterinarian if your pet is pregnant or breastfeeding, as well as if it has any allergies, other illnesses, or ongoing health conditions, and if it is taking any other form of medication, supplements, or herbal products.
Immediately seek emergency medical care if your dog has an allergic or hypersensitive reaction. Common signs of a reaction include hives, swelling, skin rashes, chest pains, as well as trouble breathing or swallowing.