ELTROXIN 125 mcg 60 Tablet

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Prescription status:

Prescription required

 

Manufacturer Name: Glaxosmithkline Pharmaceuticals Ltd


Drug classification: Synthetic Thyroid Hormones 

 

What is this used for:

  • Hypothyroidism
  • Partial or total thyroid surgery


When to not take this medicine:

  • Hypersensitivity/known Allergy to this medicine or ingredients present along with it
  • Thyrotoxicosis
  • Adrenal gland disorder or adrenal insufficiency 


How should I take the medicine?

Take this medicine with an adequate amount of water as directed by the physician. Do not take this medicine in small or larger amounts than recommended.


How this medicine works:

Thyroxine sodium is a synthetic version of the thyroid hormone and acts as a natural thyroxine hormone (T4) which is secreted by the thyroid gland. It is an essential hormone in the body that plays a major role in the maintenance of the metabolism, protein synthesis, growth and maintenance of the bone and muscle.


Side effects

  • Anxiety (Less common)
  • Angina pectoris (Less common)
  • Arrhythmia(Less common)
  • Palpitations (Less common)
  • Tachycardia (Less common)
  • Diarrhea (Less common)
  • Vomiting (Less common)
  • Headache (Less common)
  • Pyrexia (Less common)
  • Malaise (Less common)
  • Edema (Less common)
  • Tremor (Less common)


Pregnancy – Category A

Studies in women taking levothyroxine sodium during pregnancy have not shown an increased risk of congenital abnormalities.


Lactation warning:

The use of this medicine is not recommended for lactating and breastfeeding mothers unless absolutely necessary. Inform your doctor about the use of this medicine. All the risks and benefits should be discussed with the doctor before taking this medicine.


Renal dose adjustments:

Care must be taken for individuals with kidney disease while taking this medicine. Please discuss appropriate dose adjustments with your doctor. Your doctor may also prescribe a suitable alternative on the basis of creatinine clearance values.


Hepatic dose adjustments:

Care must be taken for individuals with liver disease while taking this medicine. Please discuss appropriate dose adjustments with your doctor. Your doctor may also prescribe a suitable alternative.


Drug interactions:

  • Amiodarone- Moderate

Inform your doctor about the use of either medicine. When these medicines are taken together, this may result in a decrease in the blood sugar levels. Inform your doctor on priority when you experience any unusual signs and symptoms like confusion, tremors, nausea, weakness, hunger, irregular heartbeat, etc. Appropriate dose adjustments or suitable alternatives may be considered based on your condition.

 

  • Amitriptyline - Moderate

Inform your doctor about the use of either medicine. When these medicines are taken together, this may result in a decrease in the blood sugar levels. Inform your doctor on priority when you experience any unusual signs and symptoms like confusion, tremors, nausea, weakness, hunger, irregular heartbeat, etc. Appropriate dose adjustments or suitable alternatives may be considered based on your condition.

 

  • Fenfluramine - Moderate

Inform your doctor about the use of either medicine. When these medicines are taken together, this may result in a decrease in the blood sugar levels. Inform your doctor on priority when you experience any unusual signs and symptoms like confusion, tremors, nausea, weakness, hunger, irregular heartbeat, etc. Appropriate dose adjustments or suitable alternatives may be considered based on your condition.

 

  • Glimepiride- Moderate

Inform your doctor about the use of either medicine. When these medicines are taken together, this may result in a decrease in the blood sugar levels. Inform your doctor on priority when you experience any unusual signs and symptoms like confusion, tremors, nausea, weakness, hunger, irregular heartbeat, etc. Appropriate dose adjustments or suitable alternatives may be considered based on your condition.

 

  • Imatinib - Moderate

Inform your doctor about the use of either medicine. When these medicines are taken together, this may result in a decrease in the blood sugar levels. Inform your doctor on priority when you experience any unusual signs and symptoms like confusion, tremors, nausea, weakness, hunger, irregular heartbeat, etc. Appropriate dose adjustments or suitable alternatives may be considered based on your condition.

 

  • Ketamine -Moderate

Inform your doctor about the use of either medicine. When these medicines are taken together, this may result in a decrease in the blood sugar levels. Inform your doctor on priority when you experience any unusual signs and symptoms like confusion, tremors, nausea, weakness, hunger, irregular heartbeat, etc. Appropriate dose adjustments or suitable alternatives may be considered based on your condition.

 

  • Linagliptin - moderate

Inform your doctor about the use of either medicine. When these medicines are taken together, this may result in a decrease in the blood sugar levels. Inform your doctor on priority when you experience any unusual signs and symptoms like confusion, tremors, nausea, weakness, hunger, irregular heartbeat, etc. Appropriate dose adjustments or suitable alternatives may be considered based on your condition.


Alcohol interactions:

Consumption of alcohol is not recommended while taking this medicine as it may cause interactions and lead to serious adverse effects and may worsen the health condition.


Food interactions: N/A

 

Expert Advice:

  1. This medicine can be taken with food. 
  2. Seek emergency medical help if you experience any of the side effects like blistering or peeling of the skin, itching, swelling of the eyes, face, lip, mouth, difficulty in swallowing, hoarseness, rash on cheeks or arms, etc.


Missed dose instructions:

Take this medicine as soon as you remember. However, if it is almost the for your next dose skip the dose and go back to your regular dosing schedule. Do not double dose to make up for the missed dose.


Overdose Instructions:

Seek emergency treatment or contact your physician in case if you experience any unusual signs and symptoms during the treatment with this medicine.


Storage Instructions:

Store the medicine in a cool and dry place. Keep the medicine away from the reach of the children


References:

1. Sodium thyroxine [Internet]. Pubchem.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov. 2020 [cited 2 November 2020]. Available from: https://pubchem.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/compound/Sodium-thyroxine

2. [Internet]. Accessdata.fda.gov. 2020 [cited 2 November 2020]. Available from: https://www.accessdata.fda.gov/drugsatfda_docs/label/2008/021342s008s014lbl.pdf

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Caution

Keep away from direct sunlight

Store in a dry place

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