What is Levothyroxine? Levothyroxine is a medication prescribed for dogs and cats to treat conditions associated with hypothyroidism. What are the benefits of Levothyroxine? Treats conditions associated with hypothyroidism Easy to administer Formulated for: Dogs (may be used for cats in certain circumstances How is this medication given? Orally How does this medication work? Levothyroxine provides thyroid replacement therapy to pets with hypothyroidism or other thyroid conditions due to low circulating thyroid hormone. What results can I expect? It will not cure the thyroid condition, but will relieve the symptoms. Because every pet reacts differently to this medication, your veterinarian may monitor thyroid hormone levels in the blood every 2-4 weeks while adjusting the dose. Periodic testing is also necessary What form(s) does Levothyroxine come in? tablets Generic Name: Levothyroxine Common Brand Name: Levotabs, Synthroid, Thyro-Tabs Dose and Administration: I f approved by your veterinarian, it may be given with food. Always follow the dosage instructions provided by your veterinarian. If you have difficulty giving the medication, contact your veterinarian. If you miss a dose, give it as soon as you remember. If it is almost time for the next dose, skip the one you missed and go back to the regular schedule. Do not give two doses at once. This medication should only be given to the pet for whom it was prescribed Possible Side Effects: There are no known side effects when given at correct dosage. Drug and Food Interactions: Consult with your veterinarian before using this medication with any other medications, including vitamins and supplements, epinephrine, norepinephrine, insulin, estrogens, warfarin, or digoxin, since interactions may occur. No known food interactions. Notify your veterinarian of any other medications or supplements your pet is taking, and also if your pet has had any reactions to previous medications. Precautions: Different brands of levothyroxine may not work the same. If the pills look different from the last filling, speak to your pharmacist or veterinarian. Do not use in animals with hyperthyroidism, a condition in which the body produces too much thyroid hormone. Tell your veterinarian if your pet could be pregnant, has been diagnosed with Addison's disease (hypoadrenocorticism) or has any heart problems. Storage: Store at room temperature in a tight, light-resistant, childproof container. Keep out of reach of children and pets. A prescription from your veterinarian is required to purchase Levothyroxine. Please Note: Picture displayed may not depict actual product. Any represented trademarks are property of the respectivecompanies. Size: 0.8 mg.
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