Levothyroxine A Medication to Treat an Underactive Thyroid – Overview


Levothyroxine is a prescription medication
used to treat an underactive thyroid. Levothroxine is a synthetic thyroid hormone, which replaces
the body’s reduced levels of this natural thyroid hormone. This medication comes in
tablet form and is taken once in the morning on an empty stomach with a glass of water.
Common side effects of levothyroxine include tremors, a change in appetite, and irregular
heartbeats. It’s important not to take levothyroxine unless prescribed by a doctor. For RxWiki,
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