Check with your doctor as soon as possible if any of the following side effects occur:
An interaction between two medications does not always mean that you must stop taking one of them. Speak to your doctor about how any drug interactions are being managed or should be managed.
A side effect is an unwanted response to a medication when it is taken in normal doses. If you are concerned about side effects, discuss the risks and benefits of this medication with your doctor. Side effects can be mild or severe, temporary or permanent. Many medications can cause side effects. The side effects listed below are not experienced by everyone who takes this medication.
If you are taking any of these medications, speak with your doctor or pharmacist. Depending on your specific circumstances, your doctor may want you to:.
Before you begin using a medication, be sure to inform your doctor of any medical conditions or allergies you may have, any medications you are taking, whether you are pregnant or breast-feeding, and any other significant facts about your health. These factors may affect how you should use this medication.
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Your pharmacist may be able to advise you on managing side effects. Contact your doctor if you experience these side effects and they are severe or bothersome.
Some people may experience side effects other than those listed. Check with your doctor if you notice any symptom that worries you while you are taking this medication.
The following side effects have been reported by at least 1% of people taking this medication. Many of these side effects can be managed, and some may go away on their own over time.
Although most of these side effects listed below don't happen very often, they could lead to serious problems if you do not check with your doctor or seek medical attention.
Stop taking the medication and seek immediate medical attention if any of the following occur:
Pregnancy: Supplemental thyroid hormone is safe to use during pregnancy.
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People with diabetes should monitor their blood sugar closely and talk to their doctor about any abnormalities. Diabetes: Desiccated thyroid may cause blood sugar to increase. Therefore, high blood sugar may occur, glucose tolerance may change, and diabetes may worsen.
l your doctor or prescriber about all prescription, over-the-counter (non-prescription), and herbal medications you are taking. Since caffeine, alcohol, the nicotine from cigarettes, or street drugs can affect the action of many medications, you should let your prescriber know if you use them. Also l them about any supplements you take. Medications other than those listed above may interact with this medication.
Heart disease: Starting desiccated thyroid may cause the heart to work harder than it has been used to. For this reason, people with angina or other heart disease should discuss with their doctor how this medication may affect their medical condition, how their medical condition may affect the dosing and effectiveness of this medication, and whether any special monitoring is needed.
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Breast-feeding: Minimal amounts of thyroid hormone pass into breast milk. Inform your doctor if you are breast-feeding or intending to breast-feed while using this medication.
There may be an interaction between desiccated thyroid and any of the following:
Hair loss in children: Some children may lose some of their hair in the first few months of treatment with thyroid hormone. This is usually a temporary effect and the hair normally grows back over time.
Side effects of medicine for hypothyroidism