Thyronorm (Thyroxine Sodium)
What is Thyronorm (Thyroxine Sodium) used for?
Thyronorm (Thyroxine Sodium) is an oral medication used to treat an underactive thyroid (hypothyroidism). The medication contains the same hormone that is produced by the thyroid to boost lowered levels reducing the appearance of symptoms associated with this condition such as an irregular heartbeat, hypotension, fatigue, or depression. Your physician may also prescribe it for the treatment of other unlisted conditions.
How should I use Thyronorm (Thyroxine Sodium)?
Follow your physician's instructions while using Thyronorm (Thyroxine Sodium) to get the safest and most effective results from treatment. One tablet is normally administered once each day, but your individual instructions will depend on the severity of your symptoms and your current health condition. These should be swallowed whole on an empty stomach to aid absorption. Never split or crush the tablets prior to use to avoid destroying or altering the effects of their contents.
What are the side effects of Thyronorm (Thyroxine Sodium)?
Side effects that may occur while using Thyronorm (Thyroxine Sodium) include:
Serious side effects that may require emergency medical attention are flushing of the skin, severe vomiting, severe diarrhea that is bloody or watery, insomnia, irregular heartbeats, or disturbed menstrual cycles. Contact your physician as soon as you experience any worrying or intense symptoms to make sure the correct adjustments are made to your application frequency or dosage to prevent further complications from occurring.
Thyronorm (Thyroxine Sodium) should not be used by patients who have an overactive thyroid. You are also suggested to inform your physician if you have diabetes, decreased adrenal gland function, low thyroxine levels, decreased pituitary gland function, or if you are taking the medication amiodarone. These conditions may cause unexpected problems during treatment requiring special adjustments to your regimen.
Strictly follow all instructions provided to you by your physician or pharmacist while using Thyronorm (Thyroxine SOdium). Optimum and safe dosage can differ based on the patient and the condition being treated.
As this medication may be unsafe for certain patients, it is essential you always inform your physician if you are pregnant or breastfeeding, as well as if you have any allergies, other illnesses, or ongoing health conditions, and if you are taking any other form of medication, supplements, or herbal products.
Immediately seek emergency medical care if you have an allergic or hypersensitive reaction. Common signs of a reaction include hives, swelling, skin rashes, chest pains, as well as trouble breathing or swallowing.