What should I Know Regarding Pregnancy, Nursing and Administering Levoxyl to Children or the Elderly?

If you are pregnant

  • Not Recommended:
  • If you are nursing

  • If you are an adult over 60

  • management or monitoring precaution: General-Elderly may be more sensitive to l-thyroxine. Start at lower dose. Cardiovascular-Use caution and start at lower doses in those patients with cardiac disease, particularly atrial fibrillation.
  • Pediatric use

  • Severe Precaution: Closely monitor infant during the first 2 weeks of therapy for cardiac overload and development of arrhythmia.
  • Severe Precaution: Monitor closely to avoid adverse effects on intellectual development, brain maturation, and linear growth due to overtreatment or undertreatment. Rare reports of pseudotumor cerebri and slipped capital femoral epiphysis.
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