Thyronorm 62.5mcg (Thyroxine Sodium) Tablet is similar to the hormone produced by the thyroid gland. It is primarily used to treat Hypothyroidism, a condition where the thyroid gland does not produce sufficient quantities of hormones. It is also used to treat certain other disorders associated with the thyroid gland.
This medicine is used to treat a condition called hypothyroidism where the thyroid gland does not produce thyroid hormones in sufficient quantities.
This medicine is used along with surgery and radioiodine therapy for the treatment of thyroid cancer. It is also used to treat or prevent an enlarged thyroid gland (goiter) associated with thyroid cancer or radiation therapy.
This medicine is used to treat a severe form of hypothyroidism known as myxedema coma. This condition is characterized by altered mental state, poor circulation, and poor metabolism. It is a life-threatening condition requiring immediate medical intervention.
Thyronorm 62.5 mcg Tablet is a synthetic version of a hormone produced by the thyroid gland. It works by replacing the thyroid hormones that your thyroid gland cannot produce and relieves the symptoms of hypothyroidism (tiredness, weight gain, and depression).
The dosage and the drug form depend on the age, weight and medical condition of an individual. Take Thyronorm 62.5 mcg 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 62.5 mcg 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 62.5 mcg 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.
Hypersensitivity to Thyronorm 62.5 Tablet is a contraindication. In addition, Thyronorm 62.5 Tablet should not be used if you have the following conditions:
- Overactive thyroid gland
Take the missed dose as soon as you remember it. If it is almost the time for the next scheduled dose, then the missed dose can be skipped. Do not double your dose to make up for the missed one.
Contact your doctor immediately if an overdose with this medicine is suspected. Symptoms may include a headache, shaking and trembling of hands and feet, nervousness, irritability, fast and pounding heartbeats, etc.
Major & minor side effects for Thyronorm 62.5 mcg Tablet
- Shaking and trembling of arms and feet
- Nausea and Vomiting
- Abdominal cramps
- Nervousness and irritability
- Excessive sweating
- Changes in menstrual cycle
- Temporary hair lossRARE
- Chest pain and discomfort
- Rapid or irregular heartbeat
- Thyrotoxic crisis
Report the use of all medicines including dietary supplements and herbal preparations to the doctor before starting treatment with Thyronorm 62.5 mcg Tablet since the likelihood of interactions is significantly high.
Report the incidence of all your previous and active medical conditions to the doctor before starting treatment with this medicine. Your doctor may make appropriate adjustments in the dose and the duration of therapy based on your clinical condition.
This medicine should be used with extreme caution in patients with thyroid nodules. Its use is contraindicated if the serum TSH level is already suppressed.
Use in postmenopausal women
This medicine is not recommended for use in postmenopausal women with osteoporosis, heart disease, or any other systemic illness. Long-term use of this medicine may cause a decrease in bone mineral density, which may increase the risk of fractures.
Treatment of obesity
This medicine should not be used for the treatment of obesity, especially in patients with normal thyroid hormone levels.
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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.