Synthroid is a hormone of thyroid gland and produced in the laboratory conditions. This is a pharmacological analogue of the human hormone of the thyroid gland used for the treatment and/or prevention of hypothyroidism.
Unlike hormones of the thyroid gland of the animal origin, Synthroid is better tolerated and does not cause side effects, and it costs by several times cheaper.
The treatment of hypothyroidism consists in the reduction of the load to the thyroid gland. Using Synthroid compensates for the lack of hormones of the thyroid gland, so that the load is reduced, and tumor is gradually lowered.
Synthroid helps thyroid gland to work normally and does not use additional functional opportunities by means of the increased size. The use of Synthroid will prevent a development of hypothyroidism and endocrine diseases which can appear because of the tumor of the thyroid gland.
Synthroid is used for the treatment of diffuse/nodal goiter of the thyroid gland in order to prevent the development of the chronic hypothyroidism.
Use and dose of Synthroid
The pills of Synthroid are taken orally with enough water. The pills should be used in the morning hours, this way it is better absorbed.
The daily dose of Synthroid depends on several factors: age, sex of a patient, concentration of hormones of the thyroid gland and size of the tumor. After complex medical examination, a doctor will prescribe a dose which will reduce the tumor.
Patients at the age of 12 to 50 years old with the body weight not more than 70 kg are recommended to begin the treatment of hypothyroidism with the minimal daily dose of Synthroid 1,7 mcg per 1 kg of the body weight. If a patient of this age group has the body weight more than 70 kg, it is recommended to take the maximal daily dose of Synthroid 300 mcg once.