Thyronorm

Thyronorm is needed when the thyroid gland is not able to produce the required amount of thyroid hormone. Such condition is known as Hypothyroidism. Thyroid hormone is very essential for proper mental and physical growth.

Hashimoto’s thyroiditis is the most common cause of Hypothyroidism, where the body’s own immune system attacks the thyroid gland, which lead to less amount of thyroid hormone in the body.

Congenital hypothyroidism or hypothyroidism that is present at birth, thyroid cancer, some medication, radiation or surgical removal of thyroid gland can also lead to Hypothyroidism.

Thyronorm contain thyroxine sodium. The alternative brands for Thyronorm are Eltroxin, Thyrox, Euthyrox, Thyrofit, Sunthyroid, and Thyrosurz.

Uses

Thyronorm is used in the treatment of Hypothyroidism.

Side Effects

Taking high dose of Thyronorm can cause nervousness, insomnia, increased blood pressure, high body temperature and loose stool. Rare side effect includes coma, convulsions, arrhythmia and acute psychosis.

Precaution

The absorption of this medicine decreases significantly in presence of food. Thyronorm needs to be taken on an empty stomach. Take this medicine one hour before eating breakfast.

Do not stop taking this medicine or change the dose without consulting your doctor. You may need to take this medicine for the rest of your life.

Inform your doctor right away if you think you are pregnant. Dose of Thyronorm usually need to be increase in pregnant hypothyroid patient.

Keep this medicine out of reach of children. Heavy dose of Thyronorm can cause serious side effect.

Can I take omeprazole and levothyroxine at the same time?

As per recommendation Omeprazole and Levothyroxine should not be taken at the same time as because Omeprazole may decrease the absorption of Levothyroxine.

Take Levothyroxine at least one hour before taking Omeprazole and then take Omeprazole 30 minutes before taking your breakfast.

How long does it take levothyroxine to start working?

It depends upon person to person, however in general It takes 4 to 6 weeks for hypothyroid symptom to start disappearing.

Is it safe to take levothyroxine while breastfeeding?

Taking levothyroxine while breastfeeding is considered to be safe as because very little amount of levothyroxine can pass through breast milk.

Is thyroxine and Thyronorm are same?

Thyroxine is the name of hormone which is naturally produced in the thyroid gland. Thyronorm is the brand name of a medicine which contain synthetic thyroxine.

Does Thyronorm cause weight gain?

Thyronorm does not cause weight gain, instead patient taking Thyronorm will experience weight loss.

Talk to your doctor if you are taking Thyronorm and still having the symptoms of hypothyroidism like weight gain, hair loss, fatigue, dry skin and muscle weakness.