Soloxine Precautions

December 19th, 2007 by admin

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Animals allergic to Soloxine obviously should not take it. Animals that have untreated adrenal insufficiency (known as Addison’s disease) should not take Soloxine. Be careful and cautious using Soloxine in animals with high blood pressure. Also be careful using soloxine at the same time with theophylline, warfarin, barbiturates, digoxin, and phenytoin. Give 1 hour before or 4 hours after vitamin/mineral combinations containing iron or calcium as they may react with soloxine. Always tell the pharmacist and veterinarian all the other medications your pet is taking. There may be changes in effectiveness of levothyroxine when changing brands. As a result, it may be necessary to retest T4 levels when switching brands.






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Soloxine - What does it do?

December 19th, 2007 by admin

levothyroxine-2d-skeletal.pngSoloxine tablets are also known as Levothroxine Sodium Tablets, USP.

Levothyroxine sodium acts to stimulate metabolism, growth, and development and differentiation of tissues as normal natural thryoxine does. Your pet would take Levothryoxine when he or she has hypothyroidism and can’t produce the hormone naturally. Levothyroxine sodium is rapidly absorbed from the gastrointestinal tract after the tablet is taken in by the mouth. After the tablet is absorbed, the Levothroxine Sodium compound binds to the serum alpha globulin fraction. 0.1 mg of Levothyroxine Sodium is just as effective as the natural thyroxine hormone produced by one grain (65 mg) of desiccated thyroid. Soloxine is available in unique shapes and colors in 8 different strengths for easy dosage adjustment. Talk to your veterinarian and obtain a prescription before giving Soloxine to your pet.

Soloxine (Levothyroxine Sodium Tablets, USP) will provide levothyroxine (T4) as a substrate for the physiologic deiodination to liothyronine (T3). Administration of levothyroxine sodium alone will result in complete physiologic thyroid replacement.




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Soloxine By the Tablet (by Virbac)

December 18th, 2007 by admin


0.1 mg= $0.04 per tablet
0.2 mg (+ $0.02)= $0.06 per tablet
0.3 mg (+ $0.04)= $0.08 per tablet
0.4 mg (+ $0.06)= $0.10 per tablet
0.5 mg (+ $0.07)= $0.11 per tablet
0.6 mg (+ $0.09)= $0.13 per tablet
0.7 mg (+ $0.10)= $0.14 per tablet
0.8 mg (+ $0.12)= $0.16 per tablet

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Side Effects

December 17th, 2007 by admin

After your pet is given blood tests, then a proper dosage should be provided by your veterinarian. If Soloxine is taken in the right dosage then there should be no side effects. If you give too much Soloxine to your pet then overdose can result in the symptoms of thyrotoxicosis which may include increased urination, hunger, thirst, hyperactivity, personality change, and reduced tolerance to heat.

This drug may have other affects so you may want to monitor your pets health periodically such as periodic exams or blood tests to check thyroid levels. Your veterinarian should be able to tell what proper dosage to give to your pet.

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