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Synthroid â Side-Effects, Safety and Recall Information

According to the FDA, side-effects from Synthroid

®* are not common, but they can occur. Tell your doctor if any of these side-effects are severe or do not go away:

· weight loss
· tremor
· headache
· upset stomach
· vomiting
· diarrhea
· stomach cramps
· nervousness
· irritability
· insomnia
· excessive sweating
· increased appetite
· fever
· changes in menstrual cycle
· sensitivity to heat
· temporary hair loss, particularly in children during the first month of therapy

If you experience either of the following side-effects, call your doctor immediately:

· chest pain (angina)
· rapid or irregular heartbeat or pulse

*Synthroid® is marketed by Knoll for underactive thyroid disorder. The active ingredient in Synthroid® is levothyroxine.


Disclaimer: The information presented here is not meant to be medical advice nor to act as a substitute for medical advice. Serious side-effects, including death, could result if one were to take any prescription medicine without the supervision of a physician.

Copyright 2003, Thomas Manaugh, PhD