Asked by: Eñaut Benassiasked in category: General Last Updated: 7th May, 2020
What is the classification of levothyroxine?
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Similarly, what strength does levothyroxine come in?
3 DOSAGE FORMS AND STRENGTHS
|Tablet Strength||Tablet Color/Shape||Tablet Markings|
|25 mcg||Orange/Round||“SYNTHROID” and “25”|
|50 mcg||White/Round||“SYNTHROID” and “50”|
|75 mcg||Violet/Round||“SYNTHROID” and “75”|
|88 mcg||Olive/Round||“SYNTHROID” and “88”|
Also, what is the mechanism of action of levothyroxine? Mechanism of action T4 and T3 bind to thyroid receptor proteins in the cell nucleus and cause metabolic effects through the control of DNA transcription and protein synthesis. Like its naturally secreted counterpart, levothyroxine is a chiral compound in the L-form.
One may also ask, are all brands of levothyroxine the same?
Several brand-name synthetic levothyroxine preparations are currently available. These include Levothroid, Levoxyl, Synthroid, Tirosint and Unithroid in the United States; and Eltroxin and Euthyrox in Canada. Although all these medications are synthetic levothyroxine, they are not identical.
What is levothyroxine used for?
Levothyroxine is used to treat an underactive thyroid (hypothyroidism). It replaces or provides more thyroid hormone, which is normally produced by the thyroid gland. Low thyroid hormone levels can occur naturally or when the thyroid gland is injured by radiation/medications or removed by surgery.