Levothyroxine is intended for long-term use. Most people who take levothyroxine for naturally occurring thyroid hormone deficiency need to take the medication for the rest of their lives. Postmenopausal women who take levothyroxine on a long-term basis can experience bone density loss, which can lead to osteoporosis. In these cases, doctors will prescribe the lowest effective dose of levothyroxine in order to minimize bone loss.
- Q What are the adverse reactions of levothyroxine?
- Q What is levothyroxin sodium?
- Q Are Synthriod and levothyroxine the same thing?
- Q Will I have side effects if I switch from levothyroxine to Synthroid?
- Q Can I increase/decrease or discontinue Levothyroxine to avoid fatigue?
- Q Is memory loss a side effect of levothyroxine?