Thyronorm is a medication used to treat hypothyroidism. These medications are usually prescribed to be taken orally and contain Thyroxine sodium, which acts as synthetic Thyroxine for the normal functioning of the body. Though these tablets are completely safe, Thyronorm should never be taken without the advice of your physician.
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I have hypothyroidism and feel tired and dizzy. Should I reduce Thyronorm dose?
Query: Hello doctor,I have hypothyroidism for the past two years. I feel very tired and dizzy, current TSH level is 5.56. I am taking 62.5 mg Thyronorm. I feel dizzy and very weak and tired after taking medicine. Should I continue the dosage or decrease the dose? Please suggest the dosage. Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. First, fix your hypothyroidism without medicines naturally with lifestyle and diet. Do the correct basic tests for thyroid function which is seven in number. If you have done only the total T4, total T3 and TSH, it is incorrect. These three tests are commonly done and t... Read Full »
What dose of Thyronorm can control my current TSH level of 13.3?
Query: Hello doctor, I have hypothyroidism and my current TSH is 13.3. I am regularly taking Thyronorm 50 mcg one tablet daily morning before food. Kindly let me know what should be the dose to control the level now. My cholesterol levels are a bit high too. Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I just read your query and from what you have mentioned it appears that you have hypothyroidism and dyslipidemia. I suggest that you take tablet Thyronorm (Thyroxine sodium) 75 mcg once daily. Repeat your thyroid function test after three months and then we will revi... Read Full »
What are the medications for weight loss due to hypothyroidism?
Query: Hello doctor, My 78 years old mother is losing weight, and she got her thyroid test done. The report showed serum free T3: 1.97 pg/ml, serum free T4: 0.34 mg/dl, serum TSH (ultrasensitive): 58.97 uIU/ml. May I request you to please advise the future course of action and medication. Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I just read your query about your mother and from what you have mentioned it appears that your mother has hypothyroidism. I suggest that you ask her to take tablet Thyronorm 25 mcg (Thyroxine sodium tablets) once daily early in the morning on waking up and then to avo... Read Full »
I feel low. Is it due to thyroid imbalance or hormonal changes after pregnancy?
Query: Hi doctor, I found that I had hypothyroidism 20 years ago. I delivered a baby girl four months ago. During that time, I was having 112.5 mcg of Thyronom daily. I was 174 lbs before delivery and I am currently 147.7 lbs. I have severe hair loss and my skin is extremely dry. I feel extremely low some ... Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Yes, I suggest you lower your thyroid medication as your labs (attachment removed to protect the patient's identity) reveal you are now hyperthyroid and this may be contributing to some hair loss (in addition to pregnancy). I would suggest 88 mcg daily and repeat ano... Read Full »
Is shortness of breath related to thyroid issues?
Query: Hi doctor, I had little shortness of breath with thick neck gland for a month. As I was on Thyronorm 50 mcg, I underwent a blood test for thyroid and here are my results: 1. Free T3 2.50 pg/mL ( 1.4-4.4). 2. Free T4 1.18 ng/dL (0.8-1.8). 3. TSH (Ultrasensitive) 8.31 μIU/mL (0.45-4.5). I had increas... Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I just read your query and from what you have mentioned it appears that you have hypothyroidism. From your tests, I would suggest that you decrease the dose of Thyronorm to 75 mcg once daily. Consult your specialist doctor, discuss with him or her and change the dosa... Read Full »
Should my Thyronorm dosage be altered as I feel dizzy and weak?
Query: Hello doctor, My TSH level is 0.056. I am at present taking Thyronorm 75 mcg as I have been suffering from hypothyroidism before. At present, I have low blood pressure and I feel dizzy and weak. Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I read your query and from what you have mentioned it appears that you have overcorrected hypothyroidism. 1.I suggest that you decrease the dose of Thyronorm to 50 mcg once daily. 2. Repeat your thyroid function test after six weeks and then we will review again. 3... Read Full »
Is it acceptable for my wife to take thyroid medicines during pregnancy?
Query: Hello doctor, My wife is five months pregnant. We had done a TSH level test in the second month. It showed 8.8. Then the gynecologist put her on 50 mcg Thyronorm tablets. Yesterday we went for a check-up. She ordered a thyroid profile test as well as a TIFFA scan. Is there any problem? I am uploadin... Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have seen her reports (attachment removed to protect patient identity). The medicines were required and hence she was started on those. That was the right thing to do. Continue to take the same dose. Repeat the TSH (thyroid stimulating hormones) and FT4 after a mont... Read Full »
What should I do to get a normal TSH level?
Query: Hi doctor, Last year, when I checked my thyroid profile my T3 and T4 were in normal range. But, my TSH level was greater than 150 (normal range 0.35 - 5.50). My doctor prescribed me 100 mg Eltroxin. After three months, my T3 181.7 (normal range 60 -180) and T4 15.2 (normal range 4.50 - 12.60). T3 an... Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Please ensure that you take medicines daily in the empty stomach, at least 1 hour before any food. If you miss your thyroid medicine today, you can take two tablets tomorrow to ensure that you take 30 tablets in 30 days of the month. Even missing 1 or 2 doses in a mont... Read Full »
Does thyroid problem delay pregnancy?
Query: Hi doctor, I am a 27 year old unmarried female. Before six months, I was diagnosed with hypothyroidism. I have been taking Thyronorm 100 mcg. Recently, I had TSH test and the level was 0.47 U/mL, which is considered as hyperthyroid. When my doctor asked me the previous dosage, by mistake I told her ... Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I suggest you follow the same dose as you are not a hyperthyroid yet. Also, if you are planning for your marriage and pregnancy, then this TSH value is normal. If the TSH (thyroid stimulating hormone) value is less than 0.3 U/mL, then the dosage of tablet has to be reduc... Read Full »
Will increased TSH level harm the baby's brain growth?
Query: Hi doctor, I am 26 years old. My height is 5 feet inch and weight is 115.5 lbs. I am 20 weeks pregnant now. I underwent a surgery for complete thyroidectomy and I am taking Thyroxin 100 mcg regularly. In my first trimester, the TSH level was 0.31 and the doctor advised me to continue the same dosa... Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com TSH (thyroid stimulating hormone) is very important for the baby's brain growth as rightly said by you. Therefore, it is imperative that we treat aggressively. Target TSH in the first trimester is 0.3 - 2.5 mIU/L and therefore the doctor did not change the treatment. I ho... Read Full »