What is Levoxyl?
Levoxyl (levothyroxine) is a thyroid medicine that replaces a hormone normally produced by your thyroid gland to regulate the body's energy and metabolism. Levothyroxine is given when your thyroid does not produce enough of this hormone on its own.
What is Levoxyl used for?
Levoxyl is used to treat hypothyroidism (low thyroid hormone), treat or prevent goiter (enlarged thyroid gland), which can be caused by hormone imbalances, radiation treatment, surgery, or cancer.
How should Levoxyl be consumed?
Levoxyl works best if you take it on an empty stomach, at least 30 to 60 minutes before breakfast. Follow your doctor's dosing instructions and try to take the medicine at the same time each day.
When does Levoxyl work?
It may take several weeks before your body starts to respond to Levoxyl Keep using this medicine even if you feel well. You may need to use Levoxyl for the rest of your life.
What should be avoided while taking Levoxyl?
Avoid the following food products, which can make your body, absorb less Levoxyl grapefruit juice, infant soy formula, soybean flour, cotton seed meal, walnuts, and high-fiber foods.