What is it? Overview Usage Side Effects and Warnings

What is Levothyroxine?

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• This medicine is used as a thyroid hormone replacement.

What are the precautions when taking this medicine?

• There are different brands of this medicine. One brand cannot safely be exchanged for another. Any change must be directed by healthcare provider.

• If you are 65 or older, use this medicine with caution. You could have more side effects.

• If you have heart disease, talk with healthcare provider.

• If you have osteoporosis, talk with healthcare provider.

• If you are allergic to tartrazine, talk with healthcare provider. Some products contain tartrazine.

• Check medicines with healthcare provider. This medicine may not mix well with other medicines.

• Do not take iron products, aluminum- and magnesium-containing antacids, calcium carbonate, simethicone, sucralfate, Kayexalate®, colestipol, or cholestyramine within 4 hours of...