Eltroxin

Eltroxin contains the hormone Levothyroxine, which is used to treat hypothyroidism. It provides thyroid hormone to people with an underactive thyroid gland.

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I am suffering from hypothyroidism and taking eltroxin and thyronorm. But cholesterol is raising. What to do?

Query: Hello, I am suffering from hypothyroidism and taking eltroxin and thyronorm. But cholesterol level is raising. What to do? Age - 46 years, female. Height-160cm. Weight - 58kg  Read Full »


Dr. Sukhvinder Singh

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com.Cholesterol may increase on its own or the increase may be secondary to hypothyroidism. A secondary raise will settle down after 8-12 weeks of optimal control of thyroid status. Otherwise it will require consideration for medication. Till that time please eat diet low in...  Read Full »

What is the reason for my sister getting her menstrual periods every 15 days?

Query: Hello doctor, This question is regarding my sister. She is 33 years old. She is a mother of 6 year old twins. Two months ago, she was diagnosed with thyroiditis. From the last month, she gets her periods, once every 15 days. Kindly tell me the probable reason and the course of action to be taken.  Read Full »


Dr. Sonal Prasad

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Your sister has subclinical hypothyroidism. Start her on tablet Eltroxin (Thyroxine) 50 mcg, once daily, to be taken early in the morning on an empty stomach. Get the TSH levels repeated after three months. Thyroid abnormalities may be one of the reason for menstrual i...  Read Full »

Kindly help in improving my wife's hair fall and general health.

Query: Hello doctor, My 65-year-old wife has underwent balloon mitral valvuloplasty five years ago. And she is currently taking Acitrom, Lanoxin for her heart health and tablet Eltroxin for her thyroid issues. Recently she is suffering from hair fall and general health deterioration. Kindly help.  Read Full »


Dr. Nagaraj

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I read her thyroid report, and it says significantly suppressed levels of TSH (thyroid-stimulating hormone), but you have not mentioned the values for T3 (triiodothyronine) and T4 (thyroxine). I am sure that they will be on the higher side. Though it is dif...  Read Full »

Is it acceptable to get the COVID vaccine while taking other medications?

Query: Hi doctor, My wife and I are scheduled for the first dose of the COVID vaccine on the twenty-seventh of this month. Below are the medicines we take for our thyroid, BP, asthma, or allergy. Please tell me if we need to discontinue these medications to have no cross-reaction with the vaccine and thes...  Read Full »


Dr. Sugreev Singh

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Both of you can take vaccines without any hesitations. These medications do not have any interaction with the vaccine. But you can stop multivitamins if you do not have any symptoms at all. Multivitamins should be taken as precautions if you were in contact with the COV...  Read Full »

Why is my mother, who has hypothyroidism, bleeding from two weeks?

Query: Hi doctor, My mother is 48 years old. She is having irregular spotting. She missed her period last month. She consulted a doctor and did some blood tests. Her sonography was normal. But her TSH was high around 17 mIU/L and she is suffering from hypothyroidism. The doctor advised her to take Eltroxi...  Read Full »


Dr. Sravanthi Nuthalapati

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Kindly share her scan reports. Thyroid abnormalities can cause some bleeding irregularities. As your mother is in perimenopausal age, she can have irregular cycles due to anovulatory cycles. As she has bleeding for two weeks, it is good to take hormonal medications to c...  Read Full »

Please interpret my TSH report and advise on medication.

Query: Hi doctor, I have thyroid disease. I have done the TSH hormone test and wanted to consult you regarding the medicine.  Read Full »


Dr. Shaikh Sadaf

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I just read your query and lab results (attachment removed to protect patient identity), which has low vitamin D levels and iron levels are normal. I am unable to find any thyroid function test results in the attachments. Kindly send me your thyroid test result...  Read Full »

Please suggest a medicine for a squeezy feel in vocal cord and dump voice due to hypothyroid.

Query: Hello doctor, I have hypothyroid for three years, and I am taking Eltroxin 100 mg one tablet daily before two hours to my breakfast. But sometimes I feel pain over and around my thyroid gland. I feel like my neck and vocal throat are squeezed and my voice is dumpy. Please suggest any medicine or tr...  Read Full »


Dr. Divakara. P

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Your problem may be or may not be related to the thyroid problem. If your thyroid gland is enlarging it may compress your vocal cords and food pipe and cause your problems like vocal throat squeezed, dumpy voice. In this case, you need to get an ultrasound of your ne...  Read Full »

Baby was recommended to take Eltroxin for three years. What do you suggest?

Query: Respected doctor,My baby was born on 5th at the 36th week of pregnancy. Then he was admitted to NICU as signs of jaundice were seen and discharged on 8th. Then again on 11th, he was again admitted to NICU because of jaundice. Then on 12th (8th day) the doctor did a test of TSH, T3, and T4 (report is...  Read Full »


Dr. Anshul Varshney

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I suppose there is some miscommunication or misunderstanding. We never recommend a continuous dosage of Levothyroxine for three years without checking the levels periodically. So, what is usually done is that we repeat thyroid profile three monthly and adjust the do...  Read Full »

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