PRODUCT NAME: T4 Eltroxin
SUBSTANCE: Thyroxine Sodium
CONTENT: 1000 Tabs/100mg
MANUFACTURER: Glaxo Smith Kline
1000 x 100mcg tablets
Each tablet contains Thyroxine sodium 100mcg
Thyroxine is a synthetically manufactured thyroid hormone. It,s affect is similar to that of natural Thyroxine(L-T4) in the thyroid gland. Thyroxine is one of two hormones which are produced in the thyroid. The other one is L-trliodthyronine (L-T3). Thyroxine is used to accelerate the metabalizing of carbohydrates, proteins, and fat. The body burns more calories than usual so that a lower fat content can be achieved or the athlete burns fat although he takes in more calories. As carbohydrates and protein are burned as well the athlete needs to take steroids to stop the loss of muscle mass though he will become much harder. When used properly there are few side affects, if the dosage is too high it can cause trembling of the fingers, excessive sweating, diarrhea, nausea and weight loss.
Suggested dosage 200-400 mcg a day start with a small dose and increase it gradually and evenly over several days.
Eltroxin contains both lactose and corn starch. You need to tell your doctor if you are allergic either of these components.
Combining different types of medications, including homeopathic remedies, can be dangerous. You need to inform your doctor if you are currently taking:
- anticoagulants such as warfarin (Coumadin)
- antidepressants or anti-anxiety agents
- arthritis medicine
- beta-blockers such as metoprolol (Lopressor, Toprol), propranolol (Inderal) or timolol (Blocadren, Timoptic)
- cancer chemotherapy medications
- cholesterol-lowering medications such as cholestyramine (Questran) or colestipol (Colestid)
- diabetes medications (insulin or tablets)
- digoxin (Lanoxin)
- oral contraceptives
- phenytoin (Dilantin)
- sodium polystrene sulfonate (Kayexalate)
- sucralfate (Carafate)
- theophylline (TheoDur)
- vitamin supplements
If you have a history of diabetes, hardening of the arteries, kidney disease, hepatitis, high blood pressure, angina, heart attack, or an under active adrenal or pituitary gland you need to speak to your doctor about the suitability of Eltroxin for the treatment of your condition.
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