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 How does levothyroxine treat hypothyroidism (low thyroid level)?
- Q How can I care for my chapped lips while taking levothyroxine?
- Q How does levothyroxine treat Hashimoto's disease?
- Q Is memory loss a side effect of levothyroxine?
- Q What is levothyroxine?
- Q Why is my sugar level high despite taking levothyroxine and metformin?