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Synthroid is a medication which is used in the treatment of thyroid gland. It is a hormone replacement for the hormone that is produced by the thyroid gland. In case your thyroid gland does not produce enough hormones Synthroid is the best option. Synthroid should be taken as your doctor prescribed. In case of any heart disease, diabetes or anemia, Synthroid will probably not be given to you. It is also not recommended for people who have problems with the function of adrenal and pituitary gland. You should be careful when combining Synthroid with other medications because some medications do not interact well with Synthroid. Ask your doctor about certain diet changes because while taking Synthroid, food such as walnuts, cotton seed and food rich in fiber should be avoided. Synthroid is considered to be the safe for pregnant women and women who breastfeed.

Overdose and Allergic Reaction

If you overdosed with Synthroid you may experience pain in the chest, irregular pulse, breathing difficulties, crams in the leg muscles, tremors, diarrhea, vomiting, seizures and mental changes such as confusion. Allergic reactions to Synthroid are similar to those of any medication. If you are allergic to Synthroid you may experience skin irritation, rash, itchiness, breathing difficulties, tension in the chest, change in the sound of your voice and swelling of the throat, tongue, lips or face. Seek immediate medical help if you notice any of these symptoms.

Side Effects

Synthroid has certain side effects, as any other medication. A side effect which is not considered to be dangerous includes mild hair loss. More serious side effects of Synthroid include pain in the chest, irregular pulse, breathing difficulties, fever, weight changes, pain in the stomach or abdomen, vomiting, diarrhea or more frequent urge to pass stool, panting, sleeping disorders, tremors, severe headache, constant tiredness, irregular menstrual periods, sensitivity to heat, perspiration, cramps in the leg muscles, weakness of the muscles, pain in the joints, seizures, and mood and behavior changes such as anxiety, nervousness or irritability. You should notify your doctor if you experience any of these irregularities, because in this case the dose of Synthroid must be adjusted. Synthroid is a medication which people tolerate very well in most cases.

Classification of Side Effects

According to the parts of the body which may be affected by Synthroid, side effect can be classified as cardiovascular, endocrine, dermatologic, musculoskeletal side effects, side effect which include nervous system, and general side effects which include weight and appetite changes, sleeping disorders, sensitivity to heat, anxiety or irregular menstrual periods.

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