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Levothyroxine (Generic)

L-Thyroxine<sup>®</sup> (Generic)
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What is Levothyroxine?
Levothyroxine provides thyroid replacement therapy in all conditions of inadequate production of hormones produced naturally by the thyroid gland. Lack of thyroid hormone causes hypothyroidism, a common disease of middle age and older dogs.

Who is it for?
Levothyroxine is for dogs and cats.

What are the benefits?

* Generic version of levothyroxine used to treat hypothyroidism
* Replaces thyroid when the thyroid gland is not producing it as it should
* A prescription solution for dogs and cats with hypothyroidism
* Comes in multiple concentrations for accurate dosing

How does Levothyroxine?
Levothyroxine acts similar to the hormone thyroxine, which is produced naturally by the thyroid gland. Thyroxine normally regulates many body processes. When the body is not producing enough of this hormone on its own, the condition is called hypothyroidism. Levothyroxine works like thyroxine to maintain normal metabolism in the body.

Is there a generic equivalent available?
Levothyroxine is the generic form of Soloxine and NutriVed.

How is it given?
Levothyroxine is given by mouth. If approved by your veterinarian, it may be given with food. Always follow the dosage instructions provided by your veterinarian. If you have difficulty giving the medication, contact your veterinarian.

Differences exist between brands. Do not change brands if possible. If there is a need to change, your veterinarian may need to recheck thyroid hormone levels and adjust dose if indicated.

This medication should only be given to the pet for whom it was prescribed.

What results can I expect?
Levothyroxine helps to replace the hormone that the body should normally produce. It will not cure the thyroid condition, but will relieve the symptoms. Because every pet reacts differently to this medication, your veterinarian may monitor thyroid hormone levels in the blood every 2-4 weeks while adjusting the dose. Periodic testing is also necessary while the pet is taking Levothyroxine.

It generally takes several weeks of therapy to see an effect. In almost all cases, the pet will need to be on a thyroid supplement such as Levothyroxine for life.

What form(s) does it come in?
Levothyroxine comes in tablet form.

Please click on "More Information" for possible drug and food interactions with this medication.

0.8mg Tablet
PHY-50268 $0.11 each    
How many Tablets?
Total Qty: 1 x 1 = 1
Price Per Tablet: $0.11
Subtotal: $0.11
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