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Low T3 and T4, high TSH levels. Thyroxine prescribed. Any side effect?

Good Day to all. Sir, I am 30 years Old female and recently I have been diagnosed that level of my T3 and T4 are quite low and TSH is quite high. I have consulted a Endocrinologist in this regard and she advised me to start THYROXINE 50Mcg. I wanted to know is there any side effect of the said Medicine and should i take it with glass of MILK or with WATER...?? Kindly advise...

Asked On : Sat, 20 Apr 2013
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Diabetologist 's  Response
Aug 2012
Hi Nazia.

There is no side effect of the thyroid supplement you have been prescribed when you take it in appropriate doses as prescribed by your doctor.
You must take the medication empty stomach and ONLY WITH WATER. You should always avoid milk or any food item for 60 minutes following ingestion of the tablet.
I hope you got the answer. Take care.
Answered: Sun, 21 Apr 2013
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General & Family Physician Dr. Pavan Kumar Gupta's  Response
THYROXINE  is a hormone replacement medicine usually given to patients with hypothyroidism.This is taken on empty stomach half to one hour before meals and with full glass of water.
Avoid taking any calcium or iron supplement within 4 hours of taking thyroxine.
Thyroxine dosing is carefully controlled and titrated to achieve TSH levels within the normal reference range and in such a dose,it never causes any side effects.The dose  is adjusted at 4 to 6 weeks interval until attainment of clinical and biochemical euthyroid ism.Starting dose and dose changes differ with different individuals.

Thyroxine  overdose can result in heart palpitations, abdominal pain, nausea, anxiousness, confusion, agitation, insomnia, weight loss, and increased appetite. Allergic reactions to the medication are characterized by symptoms such as difficulty breathing, shortness of breath, or swelling of the face and tongue.
Answered: Sat, 20 Apr 2013
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