Levothroid is a prescription drug approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to treat hypothyroidism and pituitary thyroid stimulating hormone suppression. Levothroid is also referred to by its drug name, Levothyroxine. In cases of polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS), Levothroid may be prescribed to treat hormonal imbalances. Since Levothroid is not FDA-approved to treat PCOS, this usage may be considered “off-label.”
Levothroid is a synthetic thyroid hormone. Levothroid is believed to work by supplementing the amount of hormones the thyroid naturally produces.
How do I take it?
Prescribing information states that Levothroid is taken once a day.
Levothroid comes in tablet form.
The FDA-approved label for Levothroid lists common side effects including headache, fatigue, nervousness, moodiness, flushed skin, muscle tremors or weakness, fast or irregular heartbeat, vomiting, diarrhea, abdominal cramps, irregular menstrual cycle, and impaired fertility.
Rare but serious side effects listed for Levothroid include seizures, decreased bone mineral density, and hypersensitivity reactions.
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Levothroid – RxList