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Brand Names: Eltroxin, Synthroid, Levothyroxine, Levothroid, Levoxine, Levoxyl, Unithroid
Generic Name: Thyroxine Sodium
Eltroxin/Synthroid is used in the treatment hypothyroidism. Eltroxin/Synthroid alleviates signs and symptoms of hypothyroidism and maintains normal TSH (Thyroid Stimulating Hormone) levels in the body.
Eltroxin/Synthroid is a Thyroid hormone replacement. Thyroid hormones are essential to enhance the consumption of oxygen by most body tissues. It also increases the basal metabolic rate and the metabolism of carbohydrates, lipids, and proteins. Thyroid hormones have a dramatic effect on the central nervous and all of the major organs.
Eltroxin/Synthroid, since it is needed to replace a hormone normally produced naturally by the Thyroid Gland, will probably be taken as a lifetime medication. The only exception is in the treatment of a temporary hypothyroid condition.