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Posted by: Muhammad | 2010/07/27

Eltroxin

Good day

my friend''s been on Eltroxin since the age of 10. she is now 15 years old. i would like to know the long term effects of the drug.

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Hallo Muhammed
Eltroxin is a replacement therapy - it is thyroid hormone for people that don't make enough thyroid hormone on their own (like insulin for diabetics) if she has a low thyroid hormone level, she can't function normally without it. Too much eltroxin would cause palpitations, and too little would cause weight gain, dry skin and hair, tiredness.
dr Bets

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Posted by: CD again | 2010/07/28

Not at all! Not taking her Eltroxin as she should could cause infertility though

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Posted by: Muhammad | 2010/07/28

will eltroxin cause infertility or affect her ability to fall pregnant later in life?

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Posted by: Cyberdoc | 2010/07/27

Hallo Muhammed
Eltroxin is a replacement therapy - it is thyroid hormone for people that don't make enough thyroid hormone on their own (like insulin for diabetics) if she has a low thyroid hormone level, she can't function normally without it. Too much eltroxin would cause palpitations, and too little would cause weight gain, dry skin and hair, tiredness.
dr Bets

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