What to do if I forgot to take my Synthroid?
If you forget to take a dose, take it as soon as you remember, unless it’s almost time for your next dose. In which case just skip the forgotten dose. Do not take 2 doses together to make up for a missed dose. If you forget often doses, it may help to set an alarm to remind you.
Should I take my thyroid medication if I forgot?
Take the missed dose as soon as you remember it. However, if it is almost time for the next dose, skip the missed dose and continue your regular dosing schedule. Do not take a double dose to make up for a missed one.
What happens if you miss one day of thyroid medicine?
The titration period is important because it helps you and your doctor discover the right amount for your body. Missing one dose can potentially interfere with your progress and skew your lab results, especially if a lab test is within a few days of the forgotten dose.
What do you need to know about Synthroid tablets?
SYNTHROID® (levothyroxine sodium) tablets, for oral use is a prescription, man-made thyroid hormone that is used to treat a condition called hypothyroidism. It is meant to replace a hormone that is usually made by your thyroid gland.
What are the side effects of levothyroxine Synthroid?
As a result, individuals with hypothyroidism often exhibit symptoms such as: cognitive deficits, depression, dry skin, fatigue, malaise, and weight gain. Regular administration of synthroid (levothyroxine) is thought to reverse the aforementioned symptoms of hypothyroidism and improve functionality of the user.
Which is the generic name for levothyroxine sodium?
The generic or chemical name for Synthroid is levothyroxine sodium.
Where does thyroxine Synthroid hormone come from?
It is a synthetically engineered form of thyroxine (T4), an endogenous thyroid hormone produced by follicular cells within the thyroid gland.