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What happens if a person takes too much Levothyroxine?

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Dr. Salah Saad Shoman

Internal Medicine Specialist

Practicing since :2004

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Posted on Fri, 24 Aug 2018 in General Health
Question: What happens if you take too much Levothyroxine?
Answered by Dr. Salah Saad Shoman 37 minutes later
Brief Answer:
Symptoms of hyperthyroidism

Detailed Answer:


If you are having an increased dosage of levothyroxine that you already needs then you will experience symptoms of hyperthyroidism which includes : Elevated blood pressure, Anxiety and feeling irritable , tremors and Shaking hands, Difficulty concentrating,insomnia, increased Fatigue, increased sweating, Heart palpitations, Depressed mood, unintentional Weight loss, Excessive thirst, Achy or weak muscles and joints.. However, I would recommend that you check on your thyroid hormonal profile including T3,T4 and TSH to be able to adjust the medication dose properly.. I hope you find this helpful.. if you don't have any other clarifications then please close the discussion..

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Dr. Salah Saad Shoman,
Internal Medicine Specialist
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