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Thyroxine Sodium Tablets I.P. 12.5 mcg

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HOW TO USE THYRONORM TABLET
Take this medicine in the dose and duration as advised by your doctor. Swallow it as a whole. Do not chew, crush or break it. Thyronorm 12.5mcg Tablet is to be taken empty stomach.

HOW THYRONORM TABLET WORKS
Thyronorm 12.5mcg Tablet is a synthetic version of a hormone produced by the thyroid gland. It works by replacing the thyroid hormones that your thyroid gland cannot produce in a sufficient quantity, and relieves the symptoms of hypothyroidism (tiredness, weight gain, and depression).

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INTRODUCTION

Thyronorm 12.5mcg Tablet is a medicine used to treat an underactive thyroid gland (hypothyroidism). It replaces the hormone which is not being produced by your thyroid gland in sufficient quantity and helps regulate your body’s energy and metabolism.

Before you start taking Thyronorm 12.5mcg Tablet, your doctor will do a blood test to see what dose you need. Once you start taking the medicine, you will have regular blood tests to see how well it is working, and the dose may be adjusted from time to time. It is best taken on an empty stomach before your first meal of the day. You should take this medicine regularly to get the maximum benefit. It may take several weeks before your symptoms start to improve. You may need to take it for the rest of your life. If you stop taking it, your symptoms are likely to come back.

The most common side effects of this medicine are caused by taking a higher dose than you need. Possible side effects include palpitations (irregular heartbeat), vomiting, anxiety, diarrhea, weight loss, nervousness, or restlessness. Most side effects will disappear once you are on the right dose. Call your doctor straight away if you have a very high temperature, fast or irregular heart rate, low blood pressure, yellowness in the eye/skin, confusion, or fits.

Thyronorm 12.5mcg Tablet may cause weight loss but should not be prescribed or taken to treat obesity. If you become pregnant while taking this medicine, inform your doctor right away as the dose may have to be increased/readjusted. Many other drugs affect the way this medicine works. Ask your doctor for advice if you are taking any other medications.


USES OF THYRONORM TABLET

  • Treatment of Hypothyroidism

BENEFITS OF THYRONORM TABLET

In Treatment of Hypothyroidism

Thyronorm 12.5mcg Tablet is a synthetic version of thyroxine, a hormone that is naturally produced in your body. When your body does not produce enough thyroxine, you get hypothyroidism. Some symptoms of hypothyroidism include tiredness, weight gain, and muscle aches. This medicine raises your hormone level to the right amount and helps you get rid of these symptoms. For most people, this is a lifelong medication and should not be discontinued without talking to your doctor.

It may take a while for this medicine to work properly. Your doctor may get regular blood tests done to determine the effectiveness of this medicine and to make sure that you are on the right dose.


SIDE EFFECTS OF THYRONORM TABLET

Most side effects do not require any medical attention and disappear as your body adjusts to the medicine. Consult your doctor if they persist or if you’re worried about them

Common side effects of Thyronorm

  • Palpitations
  • Vomiting
  • Anxiety
  • Diarrhea
  • Flushing (sense of warmth in the face, ears, neck and trunk)
  • Weight loss
  • Nervousness
  • Restlessness

SAFETY ADVICE

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Alcohol

SAFE
Consuming alcohol with Thyronorm 12.5mcg Tablet does not cause any harmful side effects.
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Pregnancy

SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Thyronorm 12.5mcg Tablet is safe to use during pregnancy. Most studies have shown low or no risk to the developing baby.
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Breast feeding

SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Thyronorm 12.5mcg Tablet is safe to use during breastfeeding. Human studies suggest that the drug does not pass into the breastmilk in a significant amount and is not harmful to the baby.
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Driving

SAFE
Thyronorm 12.5mcg Tablet does not usually affect your ability to drive.
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Kidney

CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
There is limited information available on the use of Thyronorm 12.5mcg Tablet in patients with kidney disease. Please consult your doctor.
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Liver

CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
There is limited information available on the use of Thyronorm 12.5mcg Tablet in patients with liver disease. Please consult your doctor.

WHAT IF YOU FORGET TO TAKE THYRONORM TABLET?

If you miss a dose of Thyronorm 12.5mcg Tablet, take it as soon as possible. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and go back to your regular schedule. Do not double the dose.

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