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Hypothyroidism: Top Five Drugs That Work

Tuesday, 22 Feb 2011 03:15 PM

Hypothyroidism Disorder:  Hypothyroidism disorder occurs when thyroid gland is unable to produce enough thyroid hormone that is required for the body. Many of body's functions slow down due to this disorder. Myxedema and Adult Hypothyroidism are the alternative names of Hypothyroidism disorder. There are no preventive hypothyroidism drugs available in the market. It can be detected through screening tests. There are some hypothyroidism drugs available for the treatment of hypothyroidism.
Causes of Hypothyroidism: Inflammation of the thyroid gland is the most common cause of hypothyroidism disorder. Some women developed this disorder after pregnancy. Some of the causes which can be prevented by hypothyroidism drug treatment are:
  • Congenital defects or disorder from birth.
  • Radiation treatment to prevent from cancer can also damage the thyroid gland which is a cause of hypothyroidism.
  • Radioactive iodine is used to treat hyperthyroidism.
  • Reaction of other drugs used to treat hyperthyroidism may the cause behind hypothyroidism.
All these causes needed some drug treatment for hypothyroidism.
Symptoms of hypothyroidism: There are some symptoms of hypothyroidism disorder which need proper hypothyroidism drug treatment. These symptoms are divided into early symptoms and late symptoms are there:
Early symptoms are:
  • Constipation
  • More sensitive to cold
  • Depression
  • Fatigue
  • Weight gain
  • Weakness
  • Joint or muscle pain
Late symptoms:
  • Decrease in taste and smell
  • Slow speech
  • Thickening of skin
  • Thinning of eyebrows
  • Swelling in hands, feet and face
Hypothyroid can be diagnosed through TSH (Thyroid Stimulating Test). After getting hypothyroid diagnosed, hypothyroidism drug treatment should be started.
Hypothyroidism Drug that work:
There are top five hypothyroidism drugs that works are:
  1. Unithroid (Hypothyroidism drugs by Stevens J Pharma contain Levothyroxine)
  2. Synthroid (Hypothyroidism drugs by Abbott Pharma contain Levothyroxine)
  3. Levo-T (Hypothyroidism drugs by Alara Pharma contain Levothyroxine)
  4. Levothroid (Hypothyroidism drugs by LLYOD contain Levothyroxine)
  5. Levolet (Hypothyroidism drugs by Vintage contain Levothyroxine Sodium)
Of the mentioned above, Synthroid drug is the oldest hypothyroidism drug treatment.
These hypothyroidism drugs are available at treatment centers.

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