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Generic Name

Levothyroxine Sodium
(lee-voe-thye-rox'-een soe'-dee-um)

Brand names
Eltroxin
Levo-T
Levothroid
Levoxyl
Synthroid
Thyrox
Unithroid

What is Levothyroxine Sodium?

Levothyroxine is used to replace a hormone that is usually made by your thyroid gland.

How Do I Use Levothyroxine Sodium?

  • Use this medicine about the same time every day.
  • Take 30 minutes before breakfast on empty stomach
  • Antiacids, Calcium supplements, & Iron supplements should be taken at least 4 hours away from time of taking levothyroxine.

Side Effects
Tell your doctor about any side effects that happen to you

Possible Side Effects:
  • Partial Hair Loss
Rare/Severe Side Effects:
  • Chest pain
  • Change in weight
  • Change in appetite
  • Sweating a lot
  • Trouble sleeping
  • Change in menstrual period
  • Leg cramps
  • Vomiting
  • Eye problems
  • Headache
  • Feeling sick to your stomach