Levoxyl (Levothyroxine) from Maple Leaf Medications.
( Top Brand Option )
|Add To Cart
|Add To Cart
|Add To Cart
What is Levoxyl used for?
Levoxyl, with the generic name levothyroxine sodium, is an oral medication that replaces primary, secondary, and tertiary congenital or acquired hypothyroidism. It is also being prescribed for pituitary thyrotropin suppression among patients with well-differentiated thyroid cancer.
This is available in Levoxyl 0.05 mg, 0.100 mg, 0.150 mg, and 0.200 mg tablets.
How does Levoxyl work?
This thyroid hormone replacement controls DNA transcription and protein synthesis. T3 (triiodothyronine) and T4 (L-thyroxine) diffuse in the cell nucleus. Then, bind to thyroid receptor proteins that are attached to DNA.
How to take Levoxyl?
To initiate, read the medication/drug guide or information leaflet that comes with this product. Do not take any oral medicine if you have not yet fully understood the drug information and instructions in the guide provided. Suppose you need more medical advice or have questions on properly taking this medication. In that case, you may ask your doctor or pharmacist.
Take the tablet orally. This tablet is usually prescribed once daily or as directed by the doctor. You must administer it on an empty stomach 30 minutes to an hour before breakfast. Swallow the entire medication and drink a glass of water right after. Avoid chewing, crushing, or splitting the tablets.
Remember to use this medication exactly as prescribed. Do not alter your Levoxyl dosage or frequency as it is based on your age, weight, lab test results, overall medical condition, and response to the medication. Keep taking this drug regularly until the doctor prescribes it.
Levoxyl Side effects
-Temporary hair loss
Mostly, the adverse effects caused by this prescription medication are mild and will go away after a few days. When adverse reactions persist or become worse, you should stop taking this oral drug and consult your doctor. Among the severe side effects you should report are:
-Sensitivity to heat
-Shortness of breath
-Swelling of hands and feet
This is not a complete or full list of side effects of Levoxyl.
Precautions while taking Levoxyl
Before you begin using this oral prescription drug, you must disclose your full medical history to your physician, including thyrotoxicosis, decreased adrenal gland function, coronary artery disease, hypertension, irregular heartbeat, and diabetes. You may experience a significant change in your body’s response to your medication if you suffer from certain diseases or disorders. In addition, if you take prescription or non-prescription drugs, supplements, or herbal products, you should discuss the possible interactions.
Avoid using this prescription drug if you have a known allergy to levothyroxine or any inactive ingredients the oral tablet may contain. Discontinue the medication and alert your local medical emergency line once you experience signs of severe hypersensitivities, such as breathing difficulty, severe dizziness, swelling of the face and neck, hives/itchiness, and skin rashes.Levothyroxine can affect blood sugar and may cause it to increase. It may be required to monitor your blood sugar levels while on this medication. You should look for signs of hyperglycemia, such as increased thirst, urination, dizziness, hunger, unusual sweating, and shakiness.
Levoxyl medication is safe for use during pregnancy. For breastfeeding moms, it can pass into breast milk but is unlikely to cause undesirable effects, especially for breastfed babies.
How much does Levoxyl cost in Canada?
Levoxyl price will depend on your dose. Our prices are low and very affordable.
Check the top of this page for our prices. Maple Leaf Meds offers prescription medications at the lowest prices.
Frequently Asked Questions
Does Levoxyl cause weight gain?
You are not expected to gain weight while taking this thyroid product. Rather, in some cases, patients reported losing weight while taking this medication. Report any unusual weight changes.
Which is better, Levoxyl vs Synthroid?
Both brand-name products are effective in treating low thyroid levels. They also contain the same active ingredient, levothyroxine. Talk to your doctor about which product will suit you best.
What are the long-term side effects of Levoxyl?
Most patients prescribe this medication for long-term treatment. Some of the long-term adverse effects are sensitivity to heat, weight changes, and joint pain.
Why can’t you take Levoxyl at night?
This oral tablet is best taken prior to your first meal of the day. This must be taken on an empty stomach. Also, taking it at night may cause insomnia.
Can I drink coffee while on Levoxyl?
Yes, you may consume coffee in moderate amounts while taking this drug. However, you must not drink coffee with your levothyroxine dose.
Is Levoxyl over the counter?
This oral product is only available in drug stores and online pharmacies on prescription. You cannot purchase this drug without a valid prescription from your doctor.
0.05mg, 0.100mg, 0.150mg
Maple Leaf Medications has provided information from third parties intended to increase awareness and does not contain all the information about Levoxyl (Levothyroxine). Talk to your doctor or a qualified medical practitioner for medical attention, advice, or if you have any concerns about Levoxyl (Levothyroxine).