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Is tablet Thyroxine enough to cure hypothyroidism?

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Published At May 19, 2016
Reviewed AtMay 29, 2023

Patient's Query

Hello doctor,

I have hypothyroidism. My TSH level is 124.5, T3 - 3.16 and T4 - 45.6. My doctor advised me to take Thyroxine 100 mg tablet two times a day. I am taking that right now. Is Thyroxine enough to cure hypothyroidism? Do I need any other medical attention? But, I feel better now after taking Thyroxine. Please guide.

Answered by Dr. Sadaf Mustafa

Hello,

Welcome to icliniq.com.

Hypothyroidism means low thyroid hormone and you are taking Thyroxine (Levothyroxine) which is a thyroid hormone. You should take it in the right way that is early morning in empty stomach and do not take anything within two hours after that. Repeat the TSH (thyroid stimulating hormone) in six weeks. No need for T3 (triiodothyronine) or T4 (thyroxine) since it lags behind and will give you wrong information. Your dose is high and you should not be taking it twice daily . You should be taking 132 mcg a day. I would suggest taking 100 mcg plus half the other pill at the same time as discussed above.

Investigations to be done

TSH only in six weeks.

Treatment plan

150 mcg a day of Thyroxine in the morning.

Same symptoms don't mean you have the same problem. Consult a doctor now!

Dr. Sadaf Mustafa
Dr. Sadaf Mustafa

Internal Medicine

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