• Thyroid disease

Thyroid disease:

Indications for LEVOTHROID:

Hypothyroidism.

Adult:

Maintenance: 100–200mcg daily. Complications: titrate dose.

Children:

<6months: 8–10mcg/kg per day. 6months–1yr: 6–8mcg/kg per day. 1–5yrs: 5–6mcg/kg per day. 6–12yrs: 4–5mcg/kg per day.

Contraindications:

Thyrotoxicosis. Acute MI. Uncorrected adrenal insufficiency.

Warnings/Precautions:

Not for treatment of obesity. Cardiovascular disease. Diabetes. Adrenal insufficiency. Increased sensitivity in myxedema, severe hypothyroidism. Pregnancy (Cat.A). Nursing mothers.

Pharmacologic Class:

T4 (synthetic).

Interactions:

Potentiates sympathomimetics. Monitor antihyperglycemics, oral anticoagulants.

Adverse Reactions:

Hyperthyroidism; transient hair loss in children.

How Supplied:

Tabs—100