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Eltroxin 100mcg Tablet 120s

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Thyroxine(100.0 Mcg)

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All Details About Eltroxin 100mcg Tablet 120s

Find out detailed description, uses, directions of use, side effects, warnings and precautions, frequently asked questions about Eltroxin 100mcg Tablet 120s


Eltroxin 100 mcg Tablet 120's is a synthetic thyroid hormone that works by replacing the thyroid hormone in the body when the natural production of thyroid hormones is not sufficient to meet the needs of the body. Eltroxin 100 mcg Tablet 120's is primarily taken for treatment of hypothyroidism or low secretion of thyroid hormone. It comprises thyroxine which is a synthetic thyroid hormone that is chemically similar to thyroxine produced by our thyroid gland. Thyroxine helps to replace missing thyroid hormone and/or to relieve stress on the thyroid gland.

Hypothyroidism is a chronic condition in which our thyroid gland (located below the throat in the neck) is not able to produce enough thyroid hormone. Thyroid hormones are composed of tri-iodothyronine (T3) and thyroxine (T4) which controls the body's metabolism. In the condition of underactive thyroid body’s metabolism slows down and the person feels less energetic. Other symptoms include easy fatiguability, constipation, weight gain, feeling cold even in warm weathers, dry skin or too much or too fewer menses (in women) or even low mood. Treatment of hypothyroid is essential to restore the normal body metabolism (basal metabolic rate).

If you are experiencing any of the above symptoms, your doctor will advise you to undertake a blood test called 'thyroid function test' which checks three hormones related to thyroid - TSH, T3, T4. High TSH and low T3/T4 indicates that your thyroid gland is not functioning normally.

Before you start taking Eltroxin 100mcg Tablet, your doctor will do a blood test to see what dose you need. Once you start taking the medicine, you will have regular blood tests to see how well it is working, and the dose may be adjusted from time to time. It is best taken on an empty stomach before your first meal of the day. You should take this medicine regularly to get the maximum benefit. It may take several weeks before your symptoms start to improve. You may need to take it for the rest of your life. If you stop taking it, your symptoms are likely to come back.Eltroxin 100mcg Tablet may cause weight loss but should not be prescribed or taken to treat obesity. If you become pregnant while taking this medicine, inform your doctor right away as the dose may have to be increased/readjusted. Many other drugs affect the way this medicine works. Ask your doctor for advice if you are taking any other medications.


Directions For Use:

Take this medicine in the dose and duration as advised by your doctor. Swallow it as a whole. Do not chew, crush or break it. Eltroxin 100mcg Tablet 120's is to be taken empty stomach.It would be best if you took it at a fixed time for optimal results.You should not consume it more than that prescribed by your doctor.Do not stop consuming this medicine on your own.


Side Effects:

The most common side effects of this medicine are caused by taking a higher dose than you need. Possible side effects include

  • Irregular heartbeat (palpitations)
  • Muscle spasm
  • Heat intolerance
  • Nervousness
  • Irritability
  • Sleeplessness
  • Tremors
  • Muscle weakness
  • Increased appetite
  • Weight loss
  • Diarrhoea
  • Headache
  • Menstrual irregularities
  • Skin rash

Warning & Precautions:

Foods like soybean flour, cottonseed meal, cabbage, cauliflower, walnuts, dietary fibre, calcium, and calcium-fortified juices may affect the working of Eltroxin 100 mcg Tablet 120's. Hence, avoid the intake of these foods within several hours of dosing if possible. Eltroxin 100 mcg Tablet 120's should not be administered to patients with acute myocardial infarction and high blood pressure patients. Close clinical monitoring of heart function is recommended before taking Eltroxin 100 mcg Tablet 120's. Long term use of Eltroxin 100 mcg Tablet 120's may affect your bone health leading to osteoporosis increasing the risk of bone fractures. Hence, your doctor may prescribe calcium or vitamin D supplements alongside Eltroxin 100 mcg Tablet 120's for your bone health. Eltroxin 100 mcg Tablet 120's should not be used for the purpose of weight loss alone. People affected with diabetes taking Eltroxin 100 mcg Tablet 120's may have altered blood glucose control that may result in increased antidiabetic agents or insulin requirements. Eltroxin 100 mcg Tablet 120's should is not recommended for the treatment of thyroid cancer and weight reduction.


Eltroxin 100mcg 120's Tablet does not usually affect your ability to drive.


There is limited information available on the use of Eltroxin 100mcg 120's Tablet in patients with kidney disease. Please consult your doctor.


There is limited information available on the use of Eltroxin 100mcg 120's Tablet in patients with liver disease. Please consult your doctor.


Consuming alcohol with Eltroxin 100mcg 120's Tablet does not cause any harmful side effects.


Only consume Eltroxin 100 mcg Tablet 120's, if you are prescribed by a doctor. However, the need for Thyroxine may increase during pregnancy due to increased blood levels of oestrogen (female sex hormone) hence, monitoring of thyroid function should be done regularly both during and after pregnancy. In this case, the thyroid hormone dose can be adjusted by your doctor.

Breast feeding

Eltroxin 100mcg 120's Tablet is safe to use during breastfeeding. Human studies suggest that the drug does not pass into the breastmilk in a significant amount and is not harmful to the baby.


Q. Being a diabetic what should I be aware of while taking Eltroxin 100mcg Tablet?

Eltroxin 100mcg Tablet may raise blood sugar levels and may affect the working of other anti-diabetic medicines which you might be taking. Hence, dose adjustment may be required. Consult your doctor who will help you with dose management.

Q. How long do I need to take Eltroxin 100mcg Tablet?

You should take Eltroxin 100mcg Tablet as long as your doctor has recommended. Usually, it is prescribed for the long term and you may have to take it lifelong. Do not stop taking the medicine, as your symptoms of low levels of thyroid hormone may reoccur.
Q. How will I know that I have hypothyroidism?
If you observe symptoms like sudden weight gain, fatigue, increased sensitivity to cold, dry skin, constipation, puffy face, muscle weakness, anxiety, or voice hoarseness. You should consult an Endocrinologist/Physician for further treatment.


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