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Suffering with I degree thyroid. What should be the dosage for Eltroxine?

Hello doctors! I would like to ask about 2 medicines that I bought recently in Delhi. 1. cipcal-500 tablets. Is it ok to take 1 tab per day? 2. Eltroxine ( Thyroxine Sodium ). The instruction that I found online is a bit complicated. Doctors in my country prescribe all the time different medicine. I have light problems with my thyroid (doctors here say I-II degree, meaning of which I don’t quite understand). Question: Can I take 1 tab of Eltroxine? For how long. Or must I visit a doctor?
Asked On : Thu, 19 Jul 2012
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Hello. Welcome to hcm.
1. Cipla are just vitamin d tablets with calcium. They are given to patients after 50 or if surgey is done on thyroids. Good for maintaining healthy bones.
2. Eltroxin is a throid harmone given to patients of hypothyroidism. In this condition,throid,which is situated in front of neck,does not secrete harmone. So brain tells it to secrete,so it enlarges to maintain the level of harmone.
According to your description,you might have undergone surgery to remove thyroid,so cipla and eltroxin tablets are given.
Eltroxin tablets are for life long taken at 50 to 100 micrograms daily. Regular monitoring is to be done with tsh estimation in blood.
All the best
Answered: Fri, 20 Jul 2012
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