Why has my veterinarian prescribed Thyro-Tabs®?
Levothyroxine is prescribed to treat low thyroid levels. This medication is part of the hormone group of medicines. It is often prescribed when the thyroid gland doesn’t produce enough thyroid hormone.
How do I give Thyro-Tabs®?
First, READ THE LABEL CAREFULLY.
Administer Levothyroxine as directed by your veterinarian.
If you have Levothyroxine in liquid form, measure each dose carefully.
Try to give this medication at the same time each day.
DO NOT give your pet more medicine than directed.
DO NOT give your pet medicine more often than directed.
DO NOT stop giving your pet Levothyroxine unless directed by your veterinarian. Plan ahead to ensure you have the refills you need.
Try not to miss giving any doses.
If I miss a dose, what do I do?
If you miss a dose, give it to your pet as soon as possible. If it is almost time for the next dose, skip the missed dose, then continue with the regular dosing schedule. Do not give your pet two doses at once.
How do I store Thyro-Tabs®?
Keep this medicine out of reach of children.
Store this medicine at room temperature in a dry, cool place. Keep this medicine away from heat and direct sunlight.
Do not store this medicine in damp places, in the bathroom, or near the kitchen sink. This medication can break down when exposed to moisture or heat.
Are there any side effects of Thyro-Tabs®?
When given the appropriate dose, your pet should not experience any adverse effects.
Contact your veterinarian if you notice the following symptoms: increased heart rate, excessive appetite, excitability, nervousness, or excessive panting.
Other side effects may occur. Contact your veterinarian if you notice anything unusual.
What about possible drug interactions?
Be sure to tell your veterinarian about any other medications or supplements you are giving to your pet.
It’s not uncommon for your veterinarian to prescribe two different medications, which may cause a drug interaction to occur. If this happens, your veterinarian may change the dose and/or monitor your pet more closely.
The following drugs may interact with Levothyroxine: epinephrine, norepinephrine, warfarin, insulin, estrogens, digoxin, and ketamine.
Contact your veterinarian if your pet experiences any unusual reactions when different medications are given together.
You can find a Client Information Sheet which provides a summary of information about Thyro-Tabs(Levothyroxine) for Pets by following the link below:
If you have questions or concerns about Thyro-Tabs(Levothyroxine), or conditions related to its use, contact your pet's veterinarian or pharmacist.
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