Thyroxine Sodium

Indication : Why is this medication prescribed?

Cretinism, adult hypothyroidism, myxoedema coma, non toxic goiter. Papillary carcinoma of thyroid.

Contraindication: What are the special precautions to be followed?

Under following conditions, use of this medication is inadvisable. Its use should be withhold as it would cause harm to the patient
Thyrotoxicosis, hypersensitivity.

Other Precaution to be observed while taking this medication

Patients with panhypopituitarism or other causes predisposing to adrenal insufficiency may react unfavourably to thyroxine treatment and it is advisable to initiate corticosteroid therapy before giving thyroxine in these cases. Special care is needed when there are symptoms of myocardial insufficiency or ECG evidence of myocardial infarction.

What are possible side effects of this medication ?

Anginal pain, cardiac arrhythmias, palpitation and cramps in skeletal muscle, tachycardia, diarrhoea, restlessness, excitability, headache, flushing, sweating excessive loss of weight and muscular weakness.

Drug Category/Class

Thyroxine Sodium has 45 Brands listed

Lethyrox (100 mcg)Lethyrox (25 mcg)
Lethyrox (50 mcg)Lethyrox (75 mcg)
Lethyrox (88 mcg)Roxin (100 mcg)
Thyobuild (100 mg)Thyobuild (25 mg)
Thyobuild (50 mg)Thyobuild (75 mg)
Thyrobuild (100 mcg)Thyrobuild (25 mcg)
Thyrobuild (50 mcg)Thyrobuild (75 mcg)
Thyrocare (100 mcg)Thyrocare (50 mcg)
Thyrochek (100 mcg)Thyrochek (50 mcg)
Thyrocon (100 mcg)Thyroff (100 mcg)
Thyroff (50 mcg)Thyrofit (100 mcg)
Thyrofit (25 mcg)Thyrofit (50 mcg)
Thyrofit (75 mcg)Thyronorm (100 mcg)
Thyronorm (125 mcg)Thyronorm (150 mcg)
Thyronorm (25 mcg)Thyronorm (50 mcg)
Thyronorm (62.5 mcg)Thyronorm (75 mcg)
Thyropil (25 mcg)Thyroup (100 mcg)
Thyroup (25 mcg)Thyroup (50 mcg)
Thyroup (75 mcg)Thyrowin (100 mcg)
Thyrowin (25 mcg)Thyrowin (50 mcg)
Thyrox (12.5 mcg)Thyrox (125 mcg)
Thyrox (200 mcg)Thyrox (25 mcg)
Thyrox (50 mcg)

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