Some Common Knowledge About Euthyrox That You Should Know

What is Euthyrox?

Euthyrox, Letrox and the thyroid hormone tablets are thyroid hormone drugs and contain thyroid hormone (T4) all. The difference is that the thyroid hormone tablets are refined from the animal’s thyroid gland, such as cattle, sheep, pig and so on, but Euthyrox and Letrox are made of synthetic.Thyroid hormone tablets that refined from the animal’s thyroid, in addition to T4, also contain T3 and impurities, but the Euthyrox and Letrox contain pure T4 only.

Who need to take Euthyrox?

  1. Non-toxic goiter
  2. After a thyroidectomy
  3. Hypothyroidism (hypothyrea)
  4. Anti thyroid drug therapy for hyperthyroidism
  5. After a thyroid cancer surgery

Is Euthyrox a type of hormone? Is it harmful to one’s body while long-term taking?

Euthyrox is a type of hormone, its function is same with the hormone that one’s thyroid gland secretes, so it’s safe for life-time taking.

The half-life of Euthyrox is 7 days, it means that the medicine can remain an approximately stable blood concentration in the next 7-8 days after be taken, and reach the very stable blood concentration in about 1 month, so:

  1. If won’t cause physical discomfort if you forget to take Euthyrox occasionally.
  2. Test value of thyroid function will have a deviation if it is less than 1 month after you start to take the medicine.
  3. If you take the medicine or not in the test day, is nothing to do with the test result.

For older patients, patients with coronary heart disease or chronic hypothyroidism, they should especially pay attention to take a low dose in the initial stage of the treatment.

Considering individual differences such as body weight, absorption and so on, vary person may have vary dose, due to the strong professional, patients must consult a doctor for the right dose to avoid damage on the health.

What is the best time to take Euthyrox?

The best time to take Euthyrox is in the morning, it’s easy to play efficacy. To take the Ehthyrox after a meal will reduce the effect, in addition, because Euthyrox has the effect of increasing blood sugar, to take it after a meal may leads to elevated blood sugar.

What will happen if I take an overdose or a shortage?Some Common Knowledge About Euthyrox That You Should Know

Taking too little Euthyrox may cause symptoms of hypothyroidism, and taking too much may cause symptoms of hyperthyroidism, including tachycardia, palpitation, arrhythmia, angina pectoris, headache, muscle weakness and convulsions, tremors, restlessness, insomnia, sweating, weight loss, diarrhea and so on.

What should I pay attention to when I take Euthyrox?

Despite the dispute, currently the majority of doctors recommend to take medicines to inhibit TSH after a thyroid cancer surgery in order to reduce the risk of recurrence. It means that TSH is controlled within 0.1, and the FT4 and FT3 value of patients may be higher than normal, it may influence the cardiovascular system of patients and may cause osteoporosis (especially for postmenopausal women). Therefore, thyroid cancer patients should consider the Euthyrox dose by both disease state and body condition.

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