Levoxyl is a replacement for a hormone that is normally produced by your thyroid gland to regulate the body’s energy and metabolism. Levoxyl is given when the thyroid does not produce enough of this hormone on its own.

Levoxyl treats hypothyroidism (low thyroid hormone). It is also used to treat or prevent goiter (enlarged thyroid gland), which can be caused by hormone imbalances, radiation treatment, surgery, or cancer.

Levoxyl should not be used to treat obesity or weight problems.

Since thyroid hormone occurs naturally in the body, almost anyone can take Levoxyl. You should not use this medication if you have had a heart attack, a thyroid disorder called thyrotoxicosis, or an adrenal gland problem that is not controlled by treatment.

Before taking this medication, tell your doctor if you have heart disease, coronary artery disease, anemia (lack of red blood cells), diabetes, problems with your pituitary or adrenal glands, or a history of blood clots.

If you use insulin or take diabetes medicine by mouth, ask your doctor if your dose needs to be changed when you start using Levoxyl.

Source: http://www.drugs.com/levoxyl.html

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