Levothyroxine Sodium Capsules
Levothyroxine is a synthetic form of the thyroid hormone thyroxine (T4) that’s used to treat an underactive thyroid, known as hypothyroidism.
What are Levothyroxine Sodium Capsules
Levothyroxine Sodium Capsules are a hormone medication used to treat hypothyroidism, or an under active thyroid. It works to replace or provide additional thyroid hormone, as the thyroid gland does not create enough on its own. This medication is taken orally, usually once a day, and helps to manage the symptoms of hypothyroidism such as fatigue, dry skin, constipation, depression, and weight gain. It is important to take this medication exactly as prescribed by your doctor, as too much may be harmful. Levothyroxine Sodium Capsules have been approved by the FDA and are considered safe and effective when used as directed. People with hypothyroidism should work closely with their healthcare provider to determine the right dosage and monitor their condition to ensure the best possible outcome.
What are the benefits of Levothyroxine Sodium Capsules?
- Limited Ingredients
Levothyroxine Sodium Capsules contain only 4 simple ingredients: Levothyroxine, gelatin, glycerin and water.
- Improved Tolerability
Levothyroxine Sodium Capsules may be better tolerated and have fewer absorption issues in patients with hypothyroidism.
- Reduced Excipients (inactive ingredients) in Levothyroxine Sodium Capsules
Excipients are inactive ingredients that are added to tablet formulations during the manufacturing process. These substances often include but aren’t limited to starches, preservatives, and dyes. Levothyroxine Sodium Capsules are free of potentially problematic ingredients thereby improving the digestive process.
- Twelve Dosage Strengths Available
Each Levothyroxine Sodium Capsules carton is color-coded for each dosage strength and each capsule is labeled with a letter code, to make it easier for you and your pharmacy to ensure that you get the same dosage of Levothyroxine Sodium Capsules that your doctor has prescribed. This allows your doctor to accurately determine the exact dosage that is right for you.