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Norvasc is a medication used to treat high blood pressure and other heart conditions. It belongs to a class of drugs known as calcium channel blockers. Norvasc works by blocking calcium from entering certain areas of the heart and blood vessels, allowing them to relax, reducing strain on the heart, and lowering blood pressure.
Adequate thyroid hormone levels are crucial for maintaining normal physical and mental activity. Low levels of thyroid hormone can occur naturally or due to radiation/medication injury or surgery on the thyroid gland. NP Thyroid is a medication that supplements or replaces the thyroid hormone normally produced by the thyroid gland.
Uses and Dosage
NP Thyroid comes in tablet form and is taken orally as directed by a doctor. It is typically taken once daily on an empty stomach, 30 minutes to 1 hour before breakfast. Take the medication regularly to get the most benefit from it and take it at the same time each day. The dosage is determined based on the individual's medical condition, laboratory test results, response to treatment, and age/weight in children.
The recommended starting dose for NP Thyroid, based on the provided search results, is 30 mg per day, with increments of 15 mg every 2 to 3 weeks. A lower starting dosage of 15 mg/day is recommended for patients who are elderly or who have underlying cardiac disease.
Common Side Effects of NP Thyroid (Natural Thyroid):
- Fast heartbeat
- Mood swings
- Muscle weakness
- Shaky hands
- Trouble sleeping
- Trouble tolerating heat
- Weight loss
Form and strength
NP Thyroid (Natural Thyroid) is available in the following forms and strength:
Natural Thyroid: Tablet
- 15 mg
- 30 mg
- 90 mg
- Adverse reactions associated with NP Thyroid therapy are primarily those of hyperthyroidism due to therapeutic overdose.
- Before taking a thyroid hormone, inform your healthcare provider if you have any allergies, including an allergy to thyroid hormone or pork products. It may contain inactive ingredients that could result in allergic reactions or other problems.
- Do not take NP Thyroid if you have a thyroid disorder called thyrotoxicosis or an adrenal gland problem that is not controlled by treatment. Inform your healthcare provider of any such conditions before taking NP Thyroid.
- Drugs with thyroid hormone activity, alone or together with other therapeutic agents, have been used for the treatment of obesity. In euthyroid patients, doses within the range of daily hormonal requirements are ineffective for weight reduction.
- NP Thyroid should not be discontinued during pregnancy, and hypothyroidism diagnosed during pregnancy should be promptly treated. Inform your healthcare provider if you are pregnant or planning to become pregnant before taking NP Thyroid or any other medication.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)
Is NP thyroid medicine safe?
Large doses of Natural Thyroid may cause serious or life-threatening side effects, including chest pain, increased pulse rate, rapid, strong, irregular heartbeat, and excessive sweating.
When is the best time to take NP thyroid medicine?
Take this medication by mouth as directed by your doctor, usually once daily on an empty stomach, 30 minutes to 1 hour before breakfast.
How long does it take for NP thyroid to work?
The peak effect of the treatment may not be reached until four to six weeks after beginning the medication. If your medication dose is too low, you may still be experiencing the symptoms of hypothyroidism.
What happens if you eat before taking NP thyroid?
Notes for Consumers: It is best to take Thyroid hormones on an empty stomach. Food can limit the absorption of these hormones from the stomach.
It's important to purchase NP Thyroid from verified Canadian pharmacy.