Unithroid (Levothyroxine) for PCOS | myPCOSteam

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Unithroid is a prescription drug approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to treat hypothyroidism and pituitary thyroid stimulating hormone suppression. Unithroid is also referred to by its drug name, Levothyroxine. In cases of polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS), Unithroid may be prescribed to treat hormonal imbalances. Since Unithroid is not FDA-approved to treat PCOS, this usage may be considered “off-label.”

Unithroid is a synthetic thyroid hormone. Unithroid is believed to work by supplementing the amount of hormones the thyroid naturally produces.

How do I take it?
Prescribing information states that Unithroid is taken once a day.

Unithroid comes in tablet form.

Side effects
The FDA-approved label for Unithroid 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 Unithroid include seizures, decreased bone mineral density, and hypersensitivity reactions.

For more details about this treatment, visit:
Unithroid – Gemini Laboratories

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