FAQs ABOUT THYROX 50MCG TABLET
What is THYROX 50MCG TABLET used for?
THYROX 50MCG TABLET is used as a replacement therapy in the treatment of primary (thyroidal), secondary (pituitary) and tertiary (hypothalamic) congenital or acquired hypothyroidism. It is also used as an adjunct to surgery and radioiodine therapy in the management of thyrotropin-dependent well-differentiated papillary/follicular carcinoma of the thyroid gland.
Who should avoid taking THYROX 50MCG TABLET?
THYROX 50MCG TABLET is not recommended for use if you had a recent heart attack, acute myocarditis (inflammation/swelling of the heart muscle) or acute pancarditis (general inflammation/swelling of the heart). It is not indicated for use in patients with overactive thyroid gland or untreated adrenal insufficiency (inability of adrenal glands to make enough of the hormone cortisol). Consult your doctor before taking THYROX 50MCG TABLET.
How does THYROX 50MCG TABLET work?
THYROX 50MCG TABLET works by replacing the thyroid hormone which thyroid gland fails or unable to produce in sufficient quantity in body thus treating the symptoms of hypothyroidism.
What is the method of taking THYROX 50MCG TABLET?
Take THYROX 50MCG TABLET as advised by your physician. Swallow the medicine with a glass of water on an empty stomach. Administer THYROX 50MCG TABLET to infants and children who are unable to swallow the intact tablets by crushing it and suspending the freshly crushed tablet in a small amount of water and immediately administering the fresh suspension by dropper or spoon. Do not store the suspension. Your doctor will decide the correct dose and duration of THYROX 50MCG TABLET for you depending upon your age, body weight and disease condition.
Can [GBNKEYWORD] be used in heart patients?
THYROX 50MCG TABLET is not recommended for use if you had a heart attack, acute myocarditis (inflammation/ swelling of the heart muscle) or acute pancarditis (general inflammation/ swelling of the heart) recently. It should be used with caution in patients with other heart problems such as coronary artery disease and/or angina. Consult your doctor for advice before taking THYROX 50MCG TABLET.
What should I avoid eating while taking THYROX 50MCG TABLET?
Avoid taking food containing soybean flour, cottonseed meal, walnuts, grapefruit juice or dietary fibre while taking THYROX 50MCG TABLET as these may bind and decrease the absorption of this medicine in the body.
What if I forget to take a dose of THYROX 50MCG TABLET?
If you forget to take THYROX 50MCG TABLET dose, take it as early as possible, unless it is nearly the time for the next dose. If you skip the missed dose, then continue with your regular dosing schedule. Do not double up the dose to make up for the forgotten one. Consult your doctor if you miss 2 or more doses in a row.
When to stop taking THYROX 50MCG TABLET?
Do not stop taking this medicine unless your doctor instructs you to for stopping the intake of this medicine. However, stop taking THYROX 50MCG TABLET and contact your doctor if you experience any of the side effects such as chest pain, rapid or irregular heartbeat, awareness of heartbeat, shortness of breath, crushing chest pain, sweating, nausea, vomiting, shortness of breath, serious allergic reactions or increased pressure in the brain (in children).
Can THYROX 50MCG TABLET be used in pregnant or breastfeeding women?
THYROX 50MCG TABLET should be used with caution in pregnant women to avoid any potential side effects that can cause foetal abnormalities. It should be used with caution in breastfeeding women as it may pass into the breast milk. Consult your doctor before taking THYROX 50MCG TABLET.
Can I drive or use machines while taking THYROX 50MCG TABLET?
Do not drive or operate any machines as it may affect your ability to drive and use machines while taking THYROX 50MCG TABLET until you know how this medicine affects you. Consult your doctor before taking THYROX 50MCG TABLET.
Can THYROX 50MCG TABLET be used in children?
Yes, THYROX 50MCG TABLET can be used with caution in children and adolescents (below 18 years of age) after consulting the doctor. This medicine on indication can be given to infants and children (who are unable to swallow intact tablets) by crushing it and suspending the freshly crushed tablet in a small amount of water. Consult your child’s doctor for advice before administration of THYROX 50MCG TABLET to your child.