|Uses:||The uses of Levoxyl/Eltroxin include:|
ELTROXIN contains the active ingredient levothyroxine.
ELTROXIN is used to treat hypothyroidism, a disease in which the thyroid gland is underactive and does not produce enough thyroxine, a hormone, which is important for controlling your metabolism. Symptoms of hypothyroidism include tiredness, muscle weakness, cramps, feeling the cold, a slow heart rate, dry and flaky skin, hair loss, a deep husky voice and weight gain.
ELTROXIN is also used to treat children born with hypothyroidism (congenital), those who develop hypothyroidism in the first year of life (neonatal) and children who have hypothyroidism as part of juvenile myxoedema, a condition in which the amount of thyroxine produced by the body is low.
ELTROXIN belongs to a small group of medicines called thyroid hormones, which work by replacing the body's low levels of thyroxine.