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Active ingredients: levothyroxine
What it is used for
OROXINE is indicated for the management of demonstrated thyroid hormone deficiency.,OROXINE is also used to suppress thyrotropin (TSH) for the management of TSH-responsive tumours of the thyroid.
How to take it
The way to take this medicine is: Oral. This medicine is taken by mouth.
- Store at 2 to 8 degrees Celsius
- Do not Freeze
- Shelf lifetime is 18 Months.
You should seek medical advice in relation to medicines and use only as directed by a healthcare professional.
Always read the label. If symptoms persist see your healthcare professional.
White, biconvex, round tablet, scored and marked "200" on one side , plain on the other side
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For the active ingredient levothyroxine
- Absorption increased in fasting state and decreased in malabsorption states.
- Consistent administration in relation to meals is recommended.
- No iron or calium carbonate within 4 hours of taking this medication.
- Oral administration with infant soybean formula, soybean flour, cotton seed meal, walnuts, foods containing large amounts of fiber, ferrous sulfate, and antacids may decrease drug absorption.
- Take 30-60 minutes before breakfast.
Do I need a prescription?
This medicine is available from a pharmacist and requires a prescription. It is
Is this medicine subsidised?
This medicine was verified as being available on the PBS (Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme) on February 1, 2019. To learn more about this subsidy, visit the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme (PBS) website.
For side effects, taking other medicines and more
Download consumer medicine information leaflet (pdf) from the Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA) website
Reporting side effects
You can help ensure medicines are safe by reporting the side effects you experience.
You can report side effects to your doctor, or directly at www.tga.gov.au/reporting-problems
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