What is Levothyroxine?|
Levothyroxine is used to treat the thyroid disease condition, hypothyroidism. Hypothyroidism occurs when the thyroid gland does not produce enough thyroid hormone. Levothyroxine is used for thyroid replacement therapy in multiple species including cats and dogs. It is the prescription synthetic hormone, levothyroxine.
Who is it for?
What are the benefits?
How does Levothyroxine work?
How is it given?
This medication should only be given to the pet for whom it was prescribed.
What results can I expect?
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?
Please click on "More Information" for possible drug and food interactions with this medication.