Synthroid is a prescription drug approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to treat hypothyroidism and pituitary thyroid stimulating hormone suppression. Synthroid is also referred to by its drug name, Levothyroxine. In cases of polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS), Synthroid may be prescribed to treat hormonal imbalances. Since Synthroid is not FDA-approved to treat PCOS, this usage may be considered “off-label.”
Synthroid is a synthetic thyroid hormone. Synthroid is believed to work by supplementing the amount of hormones the thyroid naturally produces.
How do I take it?
Prescribing information states that Synthroid is taken once a day.
Synthroid comes in tablet form.
The FDA-approved label for Synthroid 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 Synthroid include seizures, decreased bone mineral density, and hypersensitivity reactions.
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Synthroid – AbbVie
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