Levothyroxine is a thyroid hormone, which is produced and secreted by the thyroid gland. The main role of the hormone is maintenance of the bodily metabolic functions.
The drug Levothyroxine sodium is used for treating thyroid dysfunctions like goiter and is also used in surgery for treating thyroid cancer.
Levothyroxine sodium should not be used when you are allergic to the drug ingredients, or if you have a history of heart attack, angina, and problems related to adrenal glands, or increased untreated thyroid level in the blood stream. You also have to contact your doctor if you are pregnant or breast feeding. Consuming herbal medications or any counter medications an also interact with the drug. Inform the doctor if you suffer from food allergy or medicine allergy. Problems like high blood pressure, clotting problems, diabetes, osteoporosis, food digestion and absorption problem, infertility issues, pituitary gland problems, high thyroid amounts, also interfere with the functioning of the drug.