How Long Does Levothyroxine Take to Work?
Levothyroxine is a medication used in treating an underactive thyroid, also known as hypothyroidism. Your thyroid regulates your body’s metabolic rate, which is how your body processes food into energy. The thyroid’s hormones also control your heart rate and your body’s temperature.
Hypothyroidism is where your thyroid isn’t producing enough hormones and typical signs/symptoms to look out for are:
Increased sensitivity to cold
Elevated blood cholesterol level
Muscle aches, tenderness and stiffness
Pain, stiffness or swelling in your joints
Heavier than normal or irregular menstrual periods
Slowed heart rate
Enlarged thyroid gland
What is Levothyroxine?
Levothyroxine is a medicine used to treat hypothyroidism. The thyroid gland makes thyroid hormone which helps to control energy levels and growth. Levothyroxine is taken to replace the missing thyroid hormone.
Can I take Levothyroxine?
Levothyroxine can be taken by both children and adults, however like most medications, there are some situations which will prohibit the use of this treatment.
You must not take Levothyroxine if you have:
Had an allergic reaction to levothyroxine or any other medicines
An overactive thyroid
A health problem that affects your adrenal glands
If you choose to order with UK Meds, it’s vital that we know if you have:
A heart problem including angina, heart disease or heart failure
High blood pressure
Had a heart attack
Are there any side effects to Levothyroxine?
Like all medications, Levothyroxine can cause some side effects. But not everyone will experience them and once your correct dosage has been decided, the side effects should alleviate.
Common side effects
Common side effects of Levothyroxine are very similar to that of an overactive thyroid and they are usually because your dosage is too high. After your dosage is corrected, the side effects should go away. If they don’t, you must stop the treatment.
Common side effects are:
Being sick (vomiting) or diarrhoea
Feeling restless or excitable, or problems sleeping
Flushing or sweating
Shaking, usually of the hands
Serious side effects
Serious side effects are extremely rare, but if you experience any of these side effects, you must see a doctor:
Where to Buy Levothyroxine?
You can buy levothyroxine here at UK Meds. Simply follow the previous link to add the product to your cart. We offer next day shipping of levothyroxine most days of the week.
How long does Levothyroxine take to work?
Levothyroxine starts working instantly. But it may take several weeks before your symptoms begin to alleviate and you start to feel the benefits of the medication.
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