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How Long Should It Take Before I Notice Improvement From Thyroid Medication Usage?

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It may take several weeks before you notice improvement from the usage of medication for thyroid, and this would be gradual improvement. The medications which are used to treat such conditions as hypothyroidism contain levothyroxine. Levothyroxine is present in medications such as Synthroid. Synthroid must only be taken in the dosage which is prescribed by the physician. The dosage must not be changed or discontinued, and neither should the frequency which is specified by the doctor.

The main function of the levothyroxine which is present in medications such as Synthroid is intended to replace a hormone which is normally produced by the thyroid gland. Hormone replacement therapy (which is commonly abbreviated as HRT) is usually to taken as a life-long process. Levothyroxine is best absorbed on an empty stomach. It is for this reason that your physician will recommend that you should take Synthroid as a single dose about half-an-hour to an hour before breakfast.
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Levothyroxine is the most common method of treatment for the condition which is known as hypothyroidism. It takes a long time to be assimilated by the organs in the human body. It usually takes between three and six weeks of treatment for an adult to experience improvement, though the patient begins to feel better after about two or three weeks of treatment.

Some patients can begin the initial procedure of treatment of hypothyroidism by taking full replacement doses of the hormones that cause the condition which is medically known as hypothyroidism. Young adults who have a short history of hypothyroidism are able to tolerate a full initial dosage. As they grow older, the dosage needs to build up gradually. The dosage typically starts at about fifty micrograms per day. It increases to a dosage of between 100 micrograms and 150 micrograms after an interval of about three to four weeks.

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