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 is the ideal time to take levothyroxine?
- Q Can taking diet pills with levothyroxine cause me to feel tired?
- Q Are Synthriod and levothyroxine the same thing?
- Q Is levothyroxine safe for pregnant or breastfeeding women?
- Q Can I experience extra dry hair and dry skin by taking levothyroxine?
- Q Can I have symptoms of hypothyroidism while taking levothyroxine?