Name: Levothyroxine sodium
Pregnancy Category A
Increases the metabolic rate of body tissues, thereby increasing oxygen consumption; R and heart rate; rate of fat, protein, and carbohydrate metabolism; and growth and maturation.
Replacement therapy in hypothyroidism
Pituitary TSH suppression in the treatment and prevention of euthyroid goiters and in the management of thyroid cancer
Thyrotoxicosis in conjunction with antithyroid drugs and to prevent goitrogenesis, hypothyroidism, and thyrotoxicosis during pregnancy
Treatment of myxedema coma
Contraindicated in the presence of allergy to active or extraneous constituents of drug, thyrotoxicosis, and acute MI uncomplicated by hypothyroidism.
Use caution in the presence of Addison's disease (treatment of hypoadrenalism with corticosteroids should precede thyroid therapy) and lactation.
- Endocrine: Symptoms of hyperthyroidism
- Dermatologic: Allergic skin reactions, partial loss of hair in first few months of therapy in children
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