Information about the drug
Thyroid hormones play a very important role in human organism. Thyroid hormones have wide range of action and are particularly necessary for normal development of the organism. They have stimulating action on the rate of oxygen consumption by both the whole organism and separate tissues. Also thyroid hormones play an important role in regulation of the cardio-vascular system functioning. They control heat production, take part in maintenance of normal functioning of respiratory center, stimulate synthesis of many structural proteins in the body.
Synthroid is a drug which includes a synthetic analogue of the human thyroid hormone (Levothyroxine), also known as T4. The history of using of this substance has many years, it is mostly used for the medical treatment of a disease called Hypothyroidism. Hypothyroidism is the result from any condition that results in thyroid hormone deficiency. Two well-known examples include Iodine deficiency and primary thyroid disease. Iodine is absolutely necessary for production of thyroid hormones in our organism. Without adequate intake of this substance thyroid hormones cannot be synthesized. In the case of primary thyroid disease the main cause of hypothyroidism is any inflammatory disease of the thyroid that destroy the gland cells, which producing that hormones and lead to hypo-function of the gland.
Levothyroxine (T4) is involved in many metabolic processes, including processing and absorption: Carbohydrates; Fat and protein. Thus, the lack of this hormone leads to a number of undesirable consequences, in the form of obesity, low energy levels, poor physical endurance and even lethargy.
Levothyroxine (T4) is less active than its predecessor (T3, triiodothyronine) several times. According to this, only T4 is used in pharmacology.
Well knowing the properties of this substance it is widely used not only for therapeutic purposes, Levothyroxine also takes an active and important part in the sport. The main users of Levothyroxine are athletes for whom it is important to speed up the metabolic process and reduce the total amount of body fat.
Bodybuilders also use T4 in the cycle of the cut, to give the muscles more relief appearance by eliminating subcutaneous fat.
At the time of burning fat reserves, an athlete using Levothyroxine remains quite energetic, even despite strict dieting, which is an integral part of the preparation for the performance. In the body fat stores a huge amount of calories and fat-soluble vitamins. When Levothyroxine interacts with fat, the process of lipolysis starts which provides the entire organism with energy.
The product is available for any healthy user, if you do not have any disorder related to the work of internal organs, than there are no contraindications to this product using. You should consult an endocrinologist for more information.
Synthroid (T4) is very effective and speedy fat-burning drug, so use it carefully, starting with small doses and smoothly increasing them if it’s necessary.
If you haven’t used this medicine before you should begin with the dosage 50mcg a day, smoothly increasing it once in 3 days by 25mcg. It’s necessary to see your organism’s reaction.
The dosage depends on the goal of using this drug. In the average it is 150-200 mcg a day.
Cancelling the applying of the drug you should also follow the rule of gradual lowering of the dose, you can’t suddenly stop using this drug.
The duration of applying is also depends on the gained goal – at the average it is 6-8 weeks.
The price of Synthroid can easily explained by its excellent quality, rapid and strong onset of effect and a clear result.
The drug is quite easily tolerated by your organism if you follow the recommendations of using. Side effects of using this drug mainly related with cases of individual reactions or overdosing. In the case of individual reaction side effects mostly related with individual intolerance of synthesized thyroxin or other additional components of drug. This type of adverse effects includes common symptoms of allergic reaction. They can include: sneezing; itchy, red, watering eyes; wheezing, chest tightness, shortness of breath and a cough; a raised, itchy, read rash; swollen lips, tongue, eyes or face; tummy pain, feeling sick, vomiting or diarrhea; dry, red and cracked skin. In the rare cases can be present a severe allergic reaction, called anaphylaxis. The signs of anaphylaxis include any of the symptoms above, as well as:
- Swelling of the throat and mouth
- Difficulty breathing
- Blue or pale skin or lips
- Collapsing and losing consciousness
Anaphylaxis is a medical emergency that requires immediately treatment.
The adverse effects, related with overdosing strongly correlated with effects of Levothyroxine. They are includes increased appetite, weight loss, heat sensitivity, headache, nervousness, anxiety, irritability, mood changes, trouble with sleep, fast tiredness, tremors, muscle weakness, changes in menstrual periods, diarrhea, vomiting. These side effects are mild, and not life-threatening. Call to doctor right away, if the serious adverse effects are present, and symptoms feel life-threatening. Serious side effects can include the following:
- Heart attack (chest pain, shortness of breath, discomfort in upper body)
- Heart failure (shortness of breath, extreme tiredness, swelling in legs, ankles, or feet, unexpected weight gain)
- Tachycardia (very fast heart rate)
- Irregular heart rhythm (arrhythmia, fibrillation of atriums or ventricles)
This conditions also requires emergency and immediately treatment.
This drug is medical product and requires following recommendations of using and storing. It should be stored in the cool dark place, avoiding direct sunlight. It’s also necessary to prevent applying this drug by children.
You MUST consult with your attending physician before you start using this drug. We also ask you to take into account that this drug may cause some side effects, some of them can be life-threatening. If you notice any disturbing symptoms you should to contact with your physician. In some cases, it is necessary to stop taking the drug for a while. Also you must inform your doctor if you taking Levothyroxine drugs with other medicines. So physician can prescribe proper treatment and help to avoid any unpleasant adverse effects.