Indications for "Eutiroksa" side effects and contraindications

«Eutiroks" indicated for the correction of disorders of the thyroid gland (hypothyroidism).It is used for increasing the thyroid (goiter treatment) as replacement therapy after surgery on the thyroid gland, for functional tests.

«Eutiroks" is contraindicated in cases of adrenal insufficiency, untreated thyrotoxicosis, acute inflammatory heart disease, acute myocardial infarction.The drug is used with caution in long-existing hypothyroidism, arrhythmia, coronary heart disease, diabetes, elevated pressure. During pregnancy and breastfeeding assigned to receive drug treatment for hyperthyroidism must continue.

the reviews, while taking "Eutiroks" sometimes causes allergic reactions.With strict observance of dosage risk of side effects is minimal.

Instructions for Use "Eutiroksa»

The drug must be taken in the morning on an empty stomach, at least half an hour before a meal without chewing and drinking water.Dose "Eutiroksa" should choose the doctor individually.If the patient is significantly overweight, the dose of medication should be calculated according to body weight, which is normal for the growth of the patient.

replacement therapy for hypothyroidism patients under the age of fifty-five years, "Eutiroks" usually administered in an amount of 1.6-1.8 mg / kg per day.For patients with age over 55 years, or during concomitant heart disease, the daily amount of the drug should be 0.9 mg / kg."Eutiroks" begin to take a dose of 25 mg a day, gradually increasing the amount of drug in the 25 mcg every two months until the optimum values ​​of thyroid hormone.The drug must be taken continuously throughout life. In severe hypothyroidism "Eutiroks" administered with caution, starting with a small amount (12.5 mg per day), and there must be regular monitoring of TSH.

therapy for congenital hypothyroidism in infants under six months is prescribed 25-50 mg of the drug per day, children from six months to one year - 50-75 micrograms per day.Children with age from one to five years, "Eutiroks" administered in an amount of 75-100 mg per day, children from six to twelve years are 100-150 mg of the drug per day, at the age of twelve years - 100-200 mg per day.

If assigned a comprehensive treatment of hyperthyroidism, "Eutiroks" take in the amount of 50-100 mg per day.The duration of therapy is determined by the physician individually in each case.The therapeutic effect develops after 7-12 days of therapy and continued the same time after discontinuation of the drug.By reducing the functional activity of the thyroid gland "Eutiroks" has a positive effect after 3-5 days of treatment.Complete cure diffuse goiter occurs in 3-6 months.