Thyronorm 50Mcg Tablet is the primary hormone which is secreted by the thyroid gland. Thyronorm 50Mcg Tablet plays an important role in controlling body metabolism and regulates the functions of the heart and the digestive tract. It also keeps the bones strong, helps in development of the brain and controls muscle growth.
In case if an underactive thyroid, the hormone may be replaced with Thyronorm 50Mcg Tablet. The dosage of Thyronorm 50Mcg Tablet is generally determined by the doctor, who decides the dose depending on the age as well as weight of the individual. A patient’s present health condition and medical history is also kept in mind when determining the dose.
Thyronorm 50 mcg tablets contain levothyroxine is prescribed under the following conditions:
- Congenital hypothyroidism in infants
- Acquired hypothyroidism
- Juvenile myxedema
With this medicine, blood tests are required to be monitored after every 3 months to keep eye on the levels of thyroid in the body.
Thyronorm 50 mcg acts exactly the thyroid gland works, it normally generates and releases two key hormones thyroxine (T4) and triiodothyronine (T3) which helps in regulation of essential body functions. It compensates the levels of thyroid hormone and is a therapy of choice for people with hypothyroidism who requires lifelong treatment.
The dosage and the drug form depend on the age, weight and medical condition of an individual. Take Thyronorm 50mcg Tablet as prescribed by your doctor.
Swallow the whole tablet. Do not crush or chew the tablet. Take the drug on an empty stomach and at least 30 minutes before the breakfast.
If you miss a dose of Thyronorm 50mcg Tablet, please take it immediately once you remember. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, then skip the missed dose and continue with your regular dosing schedule. Do not take a double dose to make up for the missed dose.
The overdose symptoms of Thyronorm 50mcg Tablet may include:
- Leg cramps
- Chest pain
- Feeling nervous
- Shortness of breath
- Increased heartbeat
You must seek immediate medical care if you experience any of the above symptoms.
Contraindicated in patients with untreated hyperthyroidism, recent heart attack and hypersensitivity.
The symptoms of an overdose include, confusion, headache, pyrexia, sweating, irritability, agitation, convulsions, increased bowel movements, tachypnoea, and hyperactivity. The appearance of clinical hypothyroidism may be delayed up to 5 days. Therefore, avoid overdosing of the drug. In cas you accidentally take an overdose, visit your doctor right away.
If a scheduled daily dose of Thyroxine Sodium is missed, the dose should be taken as soon as you remember, unless it is almost time for your next dose. Always remember, two doses should not be taken together.
The following are the most common side effects of Thyronorm 50mcg Tablet:
- Hair loss
- Chest pain
- Extreme fatigue
- Decreased urine output
The following are the severe side effects and you may require immediate medical attention:
- Sensitivity to heat
- Shortness of breath
- Unusual tiredness
This is not a complete list of side effects and others may occur. Please consult your doctor to know more about other possible side effects.
Interaction with alcohol is unknown. Please consult your doctor.
Thyronorm 50mcg Tablet is safe to use during pregnancy.
Adequate and well-controlled human studies have shown low or no risk.
There is limited information available on the use of Thyronorm 50mcg Tablet in patients with kidney disease. Please consult your doctor.
There is limited information available on the use of Thyronorm 50mcg Tablet in patients with liver disease. Please consult your doctor.
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1.I missed a dose of Thyronorm 50 mcg Tablet, what should I do?
If you have missed a dose by chance, try to use it as soon as possible when you notice. However, if the time is closer to your next dosage, simply skip the dosage. In such cases, try not to take the double dosage.
2.I overdosed on the prescribed quantity of Thyronorm 50 mcg Tablet, what should I do?
If you feel that you might have taken more than the prescribed quantity of Thyronorm 50 mcg Tablet, please talk to a physician immediately. Consuming more than prescribed quantity might cause side-effects.
3.Is Thyronorm 50 mcg Tablet addictive?
Addictive medicines are usually classified as schedule H or X in India and schedule 2-5 in US. Please read the package information carefully before buying.
4.I used an expired dose of the Thyronorm 50 mcg Tablet. What should I do?
Taking one dose of expired Thyronorm 50 mcg Tablet might not be as harmful but please discuss this with your physician about the same to be on a safe side.