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Managing Your Condition

Managing Your Condition

Treating hypothyroidism

Hypothyroidism is a treatable condition that can be managed with prescription medication. LEVOXYL is one prescription medication your doctor can prescribe. It contains a synthetic hormone that is identical to what the thyroid gland makes.

Talk to your health care provider about starting treatment

Once you are diagnosed with hypothyroidism, your health care provider will decide on the medication and dosage you should take to address your symptoms and to keep your thyroid-stimulating hormone (TSH) level within the recommended range. Treatment needs vary from person to person, which means the dose of medicine that works for you may be higher or lower than the dose that works for another individual.

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LEVOXYL has a Narrow Therapeutic Index (NTI).

Slight changes to your dose or to your medication may impact the effectiveness of your hypothyroidism treatment. That is why it’s important to keep taking the exact dose and medication that your health care provider has determined works for you.

Stay on top of your TSH levels

When you begin taking LEVOXYL, your health care provider will monitor you closely for symptoms and order laboratory tests, including one to evaluate your TSH levels, to make sure you’re on the right dose.

Your doctor will determine which laboratory tests you will need and when you will need to be seen again.

For some patients, it is necessary to change their dosage several times until their doctor finds the appropriate dosing strength.

A dose adjustment or change to your treatment regimen must be made under the close supervision of your health care provider.

Don’t forget to check your TSH levels!

Taking your medication regularly, being seen by your doctor, and getting your TSH levels tested are some keys to treating your hypothyroidism. But it can be hard to remember when it’s time to take your medicine or get tested. Rx-Remind is a helpful way to get notifications when you need them.

Register for free at Rx-Remind.com to receive notifications about when to get your next laboratory test.