The information provided is not a substitute for any medical advice. Therefore, you should always consult with your doctor or pharmacist before using any medication.
What is the dose for an adult?
The dose of levothyroxine is unique to each patient. Your doctor will tell you how much you need to take each day.
Typically, levothyroxine is taken once a day at least 30 minutes before breakfast.
Normal dose range for euthyroid conditions is 75-200 mcg per day.
For thyroid substitution therapy: Initial dose: 25-50 mcg per day. Maintenance dose: 100-200 mcg per day.
Suppression therapy: 150-300 mcg per day.
What is the dose for a child?
The dose of levothyroxine is unique to each patient. Your child’s pediatrician will tell you how much you need to give each day.
Typically, levothyroxine is taken once a day at least 30 minutes before breakfast. If your child has trouble swallowing tablets, it may be crushed and mixed with a liquid.
For neonates and infants with congenital hypothyroidism, the initial recommended dosage is 10 to 15 mcg per kg of body weight per day for the first 3 months.
Thereafter, the dose should be adjusted individually according to the clinical findings and thyroid hormone and TSH values.
How is Euthyrox available?
Euthyrox is available in the following dosage forms and strengths:
- Oral tablets: 25 mcg, 50 mcg, 100 mcg, 150 mcg
What should I do in case of an emergency or overdose?
In case of an emergency or an overdose, call your local emergency services or go to the nearest emergency room.
What should I do if I miss a dose?
If you miss a dose, take it as soon as possible. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and take your regular dose as scheduled. Do not take a double dose.