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 Who should take levothyroxine?
- Q Will I have side effects if I switch from levothyroxine to Synthroid?
- Q Can absentmindedness be a side effect of levothyroxine?
- Q Are Synthriod and levothyroxine the same thing?
- Q How important is it to take levothyroxine at the same time each day?
- Q Can I experience extra dry hair and dry skin by taking levothyroxine?