"Eutiroks" - a drug that is prescribed to make up for a lack of thyroid hormone the body.
The drug is a synthetic analogue of the hormone thyroxine.
Indications for "Eutiroksa", side effects and contraindications
"Eutiroks" prescribed to correct violationsof the thyroid gland (hypothyroidism). It is used for increasing the thyroid (goiter treatment) as replacement therapy following surgery for the thyroid gland, for functional tests.
"Eutiroks" is contraindicated in casesadrenal insufficiency, untreated thyrotoxicosis, acute inflammatory heart disease, acute myocardial infarction. The drug is used with caution in long-existing hypothyroidism, arrhythmia, coronary heart disease, diabetes, high blood pressure.
During pregnancy and breastfeeding reception appointed for the treatment of hyperthyroidism medication should be continued.
In the opinion, while taking "Eutiroks" sometimes causes allergic reactions. In strict observance of dosage of the risk of side effects is minimal.
on the application of "Eutiroksa" Instructions
The drug should be taken on an empty stomach in the morning, notless than half an hour before a meal without chewing and drinking water. Dose "Eutiroksa" should pick up the doctor individually. If the patient is significantly overweight, drug dose should be calculated according to body weight, which is normal for the patient's growth.
For replacement therapy in hypothyroidismpatients under the age of fifty-five years, "Eutiroks" is usually administered in an amount of 1.6-1.8 mg / kg per day. For patients who have age over 55 years, or during concomitant heart disease, the daily amount of drug should be 0.9 mg / kg. "Eutiroks" begin to take with a dose of 25 mg per day, gradually increasing the amount of drug at 25 mg every two months to achieve optimal values of thyroid hormone. The drug must be taken continuously throughout life.
In severe hypothyroidism "Eutiroks" administered with caution, starting with a small amount (12.5 mg per day), and the regular monitoring of TSH.
For the treatment of congenital hypothyroidism in children undersix months preparation administered 25-50 mg per day, children from six months to a year - 50-75 mg per day. Children with an age of one to five years, "Eutiroks" administered in an amount of 75-100 mg per day, children from six to twelve years are 100-150 mg of the drug per day, at the age of twelve years - 100-200 mg per day .
If designated a comprehensive treatmentthyrotoxicosis "Eutiroks» are in an amount of 50-100 mg per day. The duration of therapy is determined by the physician individually in each case. The therapeutic effect develops after 7-12 days from the beginning of therapy and continued the same time after discontinuation of the drug. By reducing the functional activity of the thyroid gland "Eutiroks" has a positive effect after 3-5 days of treatment. Full treatment of diffuse goiter occurs in 3-6 months.