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    Does thyrox-125 mg have any side effect?

thyroid problem
I am a female of age 36 years. I have thyroid deficiency after my pregnancy delivery.For the past six to seven years, I was taking thyrox-125 mg one tablet per
day in the morning. I am advised by my doctor to take it regularly till my life time. is there any side effects in taking this regularly. shall I continue this treatment or is there any alternate solution for this problem?
Wed, 2 Nov 2016
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Hello! Levothyroxine is a natural precursor of thyroxin. Normally it is produced by the thyroid gland and it turns in thyroxyn which is the active hormone of thyroid gland, and all the welllnown actions of thyroid gland are attributed and performed by this hormone. When the thyroid gland has low function and doesn't produce enough hormones, those have to be replaced. Thyroxin is a substance that dissolves fast, so it can be used as an external substitute. Meanwhile, levothyroxine has a long half life, so its presence in bloodstream is long and its effects can be dose controlled. If hypothyroidism is caused by lack of iodine, this last one should be taken. But if your doctor check your blood levels correctly and the results show hypothyroidism, you must use levothyroxine. In general when someone need levothyroxine, it has to be taken lifelong and should be consulted by the doctor if a change in dose is required.
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