Eltroxin 50mcg Tablet is a medicine used to treat an underactive thyroid gland (hypothyroidism). It replaces the hormone which is not being produced by your thyroid gland in sufficient quantity and helps regulate your body’s energy and metabolism.
Before you start taking Eltroxin 50mcg Tablet, your doctor will do a blood test to see what dose you need. Once you start taking the medicine, you will have regular blood tests to see how well it is working, and the dose may be adjusted from time to time. It is best taken on an empty stomach before your first meal of the day. You should take this medicine regularly to get the maximum benefit. It may take several weeks before your symptoms start to improve. You may need to take it for the rest of your life. If you stop taking it, your symptoms are likely to come back.
Eltroxin 50mcg Tablet may cause weight loss but should not be prescribed or taken to treat obesity. If you become pregnant while taking this medicine, inform your doctor right away as the dose may have to be increased/readjusted. Many other drugs affect the way this medicine works. Ask your doctor for advice if you are taking any other medications.
BENEFITS OF ELTROXIN TABLET
In Treatment of Hypothyroidism
Eltroxin 50mcg Tablet is a synthetic version of thyroxine, a hormone that is naturally produced in your body. When your body does not produce enough thyroxine, you get hypothyroidism. Some symptoms of hypothyroidism include tiredness, weight gain, and muscle aches. This medicine raises your hormone level to the right amount and helps you get rid of these symptoms. For most people, this is a lifelong medication and should not be discontinued without talking to your doctor.
It may take a while for this medicine to work properly. Your doctor may get regular blood tests done to determine the effectiveness of this medicine and to make sure that you are on the right dose.
HOW TO USE ELTROXIN TABLET
Take this medicine in the dose and duration as advised by your doctor. Swallow it as a whole. Do not chew, crush or break it. Eltroxin 50mcg Tablet is to be taken empty stomach.
HOW ELTROXIN TABLET WORKS
Eltroxin 50mcg 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 in a sufficient quantity, and relieves the symptoms of hypothyroidism (tiredness, weight gain, and depression).
Consuming alcohol with Eltroxin 50mcg Tablet does not cause any harmful side effects.
SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Eltroxin 50mcg Tablet is safe to use during pregnancy. Most studies have shown low or no risk to the developing baby.
SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Eltroxin 50mcg Tablet is safe to use during breastfeeding. Human studies suggest that the drug does not pass into the breastmilk in a significant amount and is not harmful to the baby.
Eltroxin 50mcg Tablet does not usually affect your ability to drive.
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
There is limited information available on the use of Eltroxin 50mcg Tablet in patients with kidney disease. Please consult your doctor.
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
There is limited information available on the use of Eltroxin 50mcg Tablet in patients with liver disease. Please consult your doctor.
Interaction with drugs
WHAT IF YOU FORGET TO TAKE ELTROXIN TABLET?
If you miss a dose of Eltroxin 50mcg Tablet, take it as soon as possible. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and go back to your regular schedule. Do not double the dose.
Most side effects do not require any medical attention and disappear as your body adjusts to the medicine. Consult your doctor if they persist or if you’re worried about them
Common side effects of Eltroxin
- Flushing (sense of warmth in the face, ears, neck and trunk)
- Weight loss
Q. What should I do if I accidentally take more than the dose required?
An overdose of this medicine may cause nervousness, anxiety, rapid heartbeat, hand tremors, excessive sweating, weight loss, and sleep problems. You should immediately consult your doctor in case of an overdose.
Q. How long do I need to take Eltroxin 50mcg Tablet?
You should take Eltroxin 50mcg Tablet as long as your doctor has recommended. Usually, it is prescribed for the long term and you may have to take it lifelong. Do not stop taking the medicine, as your symptoms of low levels of thyroid hormone may reoccur.
Q. How should Eltroxin 50mcg Tablet be taken?
Take Eltroxin 50mcg Tablet exactly as advised by your doctor. Eltroxin 50mcg Tablet should be taken orally preferably before breakfast or as a first meal of the day. It should be swallowed whole with plenty of water.
Q. Being a diabetic what should I be aware of while taking Eltroxin 50mcg Tablet?
Eltroxin 50mcg Tablet may raise blood sugar levels and may affect the working of other anti-diabetic medicines which you might be taking. Hence, dose adjustment may be required. Consult your doctor who will help you with dose management.
Q. What does thyroxine do? Why is it important?
Thyroxine hormone controls how much energy your body uses. It plays an important role in regulating your body weight, muscle strength, body temperature, and even your mood. Along with that, it is important for your digestion, heart muscles, brain development, and bone health.
Q. Does Eltroxin 50mcg Tablet affect contraception?
Oral birth control pills, which contain both estrogen and progesterone may reduce the amount of Eltroxin 50mcg Tablet in your body and therefore the dose of Eltroxin 50mcg Tablet may have to be increased.
Pack size – 100 ( Tablet)
pack form – Tablet
Weight – 39 (gms)
Dimensions – 2 (cm) x 2 (cm) x 6 (cm)
Always read the patient information leaflet before commencing treatment.
Important: We advise you to always read the patient information leaflet inside the medication box, as the generic medication may not always entirely match the patient information leaflet listed. Please contact us if you have any questions.