- Generic drugs are chemically identical to brand-name drugs in terms of active ingredient(s), intended use, quality, dosage, safety, bioavailability and effectiveness.
- Generic drugs are cheaper than brand-name drugs.
What is Generic for Levothroid* used for?
Generic for Levothroid* (Levothyroxine) is used to treat hypothyroidism (low thyroid hormone). This medicine helps reduce the symptoms of low thyroid hormone such as sensitivity to cold, weight gain, dry skin, and lack of energy. Levothyroxine is also used to treat or prevent goiter (enlarged thyroid gland) caused by hormone imbalances, surgery, cancer, or radiation treatment. Besides, this medication is prescribed for thyroiditis, thyroid cancer, and thyroid nodules. This medicine may also be used to treat other conditions as determined by your doctor.
What is the recommended dosage of Generic for Levothroid*?
The dosage of Generic for Levothroid* prescribed to each patient will vary. Always follow your physician’s instructions and/or the directions on the prescription drug label.
Take Generic for Levothroid* with a full glass (8 ounces) of water.
What if you miss a dose of Generic for Levothroid*?
If your physician has instructed or directed you to take Generic for Levothroid* medication in a regular schedule and you have missed a dose of this medicine, take it as soon as you remember. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, then skip the missed dose and go back to your regular dosing schedule. Do not double the doses unless otherwise directed.
What if you overdose on Generic for Levothroid*?
Any medication taken in excess can have serious consequences. If you suspect an overdose of Generic for Levothroid*, seek medical attention immediately.
What other drugs could interact with Generic for Levothroid*?
It may be noted that drugs other than those listed above may also interact with Generic for Levothroid*.
Usually drug interactions occur when it is taken with another drug or with food. Before you take a medication for a particular ailment, you should inform the health expert about intake of any other medications including non-prescription medications, over-the-counter medicines that may increase the effect of Generic for Levothroid*, and dietary supplements like vitamins, minerals and herbal, so that the doctor can warn you of any possible drug interactions.
Generic for Levothroid* can interact with tricyclic antidepressants, anti-diabetes medications, and antacids that contain aluminum.
Do let your doctor know if you smoke, consume alcohol or caffeinated drinks, or use illegal drugs as these may interfere with the action of your medication. Make sure to inform your doctor of any medical conditions you may have, or any family history of medical problems. Do not start or stop using any medicine without consulting your doctor.
What are the side effects of Generic for Levothroid*?
Like other medicines, Generic for Levothroid* can cause some side effects. If they do occur, the side effects of Generic for Levothroid* are most likely to be minor and temporary. However, some may be serious and may require the individual to inform the doctor or visit the nearest hospital immediately.
It is pertinent to note that side effects of Generic for Levothroid* cannot be anticipated. If any side effects of Generic for Levothroid* develop or change in intensity, the doctor should be informed as soon as possible.
Generic for Levothroid* can cause side effects such as headache, weight loss, diarrhea, nervousness, insomnia, sweating, and increased appetite. This is not a complete list of all side effects. Do concur with your doctor and follow his directions completely when you are taking Generic for Levothroid*.
What are the questions to ask your doctor before taking Generic for Levothroid*?
Is it possible for me to take Generic for Levothroid* with other drugs?
Should certain beverages, foods and other products be avoided when I take Generic for Levothroid*?
What are the possible drug interactions of Generic for Levothroid*?
How will Generic for Levothroid* work in my body?
How should Generic for Levothroid* be taken?
How to reduce the risk of Generic for Levothroid* drug interactions and side effects?
The health and medical information provided here is intended to supplement and not substitute for the expertise and judgment of your physician, pharmacists or other health care professional. It should not be understood to indicate that the use of Generic for Levothroid* is safe, appropriate or effective for you. Always consult your health care professional before using this, or any other, drug.