Thyroid Hormone (Thyroid)

Thyroid Hormone (Thyroid)

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Desiccated Thyroid Tablets From Canada


What is Desiccated Thyroid?

Desiccated Thyroid is a medication used to treat hypothyroidism, a condition where the thyroid gland does not produce enough thyroid hormones. This medication helps replace or supplement the natural thyroid hormones in your body, thus helping to regulate your metabolism and energy levels.


Available Strengths

Desiccated Thyroid comes in three strengths: 30 mg, 60 mg, and 125 mg tablets. Your doctor will prescribe the appropriate dosage for your specific condition.


How Desiccated Thyroid Works

Desiccated Thyroid contains thyroid hormones which are essential for maintaining a normal metabolic rate in your body. These hormones increase the metabolic rate, helping various tissues and organs function properly.


When Desiccated Thyroid is Used

This medication is used for:

  • Replacing or supplementing low or absent thyroid hormones.
  • Treating hypothyroidism (underactive thyroid).

Important Safety Information

Do not use Desiccated Thyroid if:

  • You have untreated adrenal gland problems.
  • You have untreated thyrotoxicosis (overactive thyroid).
  • You are allergic to any ingredients in the medication.

Warnings and Precautions

  • Obesity Treatment: This medication should not be used for weight loss. It is ineffective for weight reduction in people with normal thyroid function and may cause serious side effects if taken in large doses.
  • Cardiovascular Issues: If you have heart problems, like angina or hypertension, your doctor will start you on a low dose and monitor you closely.
  • Diabetes: If you have diabetes, your medication dose may need adjustment. Monitor your blood sugar levels regularly.
  • Anticoagulants: If you are taking blood thinners, your doctor will monitor your blood clotting time and may adjust your medication dosage.

Informing your doctor:

  • Have heart disease, high blood pressure, or diabetes.
  • Are pregnant or planning to become pregnant.
  • Are breastfeeding.

Possible Side Effects

While taking Desiccated Thyroid, you might experience:

  • Nervousness or anxiety.
  • Tremors or shaking.
  • Headaches.
  • Fast or irregular heartbeat.
  • Sweating or heat intolerance.
  • Weight loss.
  • Diarrhea or stomach cramps.

If you notice any severe side effects or signs of an allergic reaction (such as rash, itching, swelling, severe dizziness, or trouble breathing), seek medical attention immediately.


Dosing Desiccated Thyroid

Adults: The initial dose varies, typically starting at 30 to 180 mg per day, depending on the severity of hypothyroidism. The maintenance dose usually ranges from 30 to 125 mg daily.

Children: Doses are based on age and weight. Your doctor will provide specific dosing instructions.


How to Take Desiccated Thyroid

  • Take this medication exactly as prescribed by your doctor.
  • Do not take more or less of it or take it more often than prescribed by your doctor.
  • Take it at the same time each day to maintain even levels of the hormone in your blood.

Storage

Store the medication at room temperature (15-30°C), away from light and moisture. Keep it out of reach of children.


General Information about Thyroid from Canada

  • Replacement therapy with thyroid hormones is usually lifelong.
  • Regular blood tests will be needed to monitor your thyroid hormone levels and adjust the dose if necessary.
  • Report any signs of thyroid hormone overdose (such as chest pain, rapid heartbeat, or excessive sweating) to your doctor immediately.