Levothyroxine can take 1 to 3 weeks to take effect. Your physician should be checking your thyroid levels every six weeks. It may take a few adjustments to find the dose that is correct for you. Once the right dose is found, you are more likely to lose weight than gain weight. Also, side effects are usually related to the disease not the medication. As you get to euthyroid, or within normal thyroid levels, you should have few to no side effects.
- Q What is the ideal time to take levothyroxine?
- Q Could levothyroxine cause severe rashes?
- Q Does levothyroxine have side effects?
- Q Can I increase/decrease or discontinue Levothyroxine to avoid fatigue?
- Q What should I know about levothyroxine before taking it?
- Q How often should I get my thyroid levels checked while on levothyroxine?