Levothyroxine is in a class of medications called hormones and is used to treat hypothyroidism. Hypothyroidism is a condition where the thyroid gland does not produce enough thyroid hormone. Without this thyroid hormone, the body cannot function properly, resulting in poor growth, slow speech, lack of energy, weight gain, hair loss, dry thick skin, and increased sensitivity to cold.
Having enough thyroid hormone is important for maintaining normal mental and physical activity. In children, having enough thyroid hormone is important for normal mental and physical development. Levothyroxine reverses these symptoms when taken correctly. Levothyroxine is also used to treat congenital hypothyroidism (cretinism) and goiter (enlarged thyroid gland).
Levothyroxine should not be used to treat obesity or weight problems. Dangerous side effects or death can occur from the misuse of Levothyroxine, especially if you are taking any other weight-loss medications or appetite suppressants.
We ship the brand names of Levothyroxine (Levothroid-Synthroid):
Euthyrox® by MERCK
Thyronorm® by Abbott
Eltroxin® by GSK or Aspen
Additional information on Levothyroxine can be found on https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Levothyroxine