Suggest Dosage For Levothyroxine
I have s question I take 0.05 mg of leveothyroxine since we have been away my schedule has been messed up and I may have take.2 doses I weigh 140 pds and other than already having anxiety I am a fairly healthy girl should I skip my next dose
Don't worry about it, you won't have done any harm.
Hello dear ,
I read carefully your question.
I can understand your anxiety at this moment.
Levothyroxine is a thyroid medicine that replaces a hormone normally produced by your thyroid gland to regulate the body's energy and metabolism. Levothyroxine is given when the thyroid does not produce enough of this hormone on its own.
I want to remind you that Levothyroxine works best if you take it on an empty stomach, at least 30 minutes before breakfast.
Levothyroxine has a half life of about 6 to 7 days. This means that the accidental double dose will be enough for 2 days. You took accidentally the total dose of 2 days replacement therapy, this will not harm you and you can skip the dose of the second day (only for this time).
Anyway my advice is: Try to take the medicine each day (at the same time) and be careful, Do not take this medicine in larger or smaller amounts than recommended because it can be dangerous.
Larger doses may produce serious or even life threatening manifestations of toxicity.
Hope I've clarified your doubts.
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